ILA 2016

Some ILA 2016 impressions shared by our trainee

My name is Thomas Peters and as a trainee, I had the possibility to visit the ILA (Berlin Air Show) on Thursday the 2. of June, together with Mr. Zysk and a group of employees from the QPAC GmbH. Of course we had the time to visit the static-display-area and to join the flying-display program partially, for example the impressed demonstration of the A-400M. Moreover the exhibition was used to maintain and expand the network to cooperation partners. I had the chance to take actively part in an early planning process of a business meeting, at which the expansion of a project with the theme „simulation of virtual reality“ will be the aim. For this goal many promising dialogues were conducted with representatives of the DLR, the Technical University Wildau, "Business Development Dahme-Spreewald“ and some Airbus representatives from the E-Aircraft Cockpit Concept team.

A bright interest were shown for the project by the interlocutors and all agreed to meet within the next weeks at one table for more detailed conversations. Kindly we were received at the booth from the „Dahme-Spreewald Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft“ were we could talk to the named representatives in a friendly atmosphere. We were also invited there to eat some snacks and so I had the possibility to tell Mr. Zysk some of my own ideas. For example, to expand the marketing strategy for the project with further quality examination by accepted aviation experts. Moreover the thought, to form a further goal for the project by which it would be possible, to convince potential customers, replacing their different simulation techniques by only one cross-section-device and save money in result. All in all I can draw a very positiv conclusion from our ILA-visit. Although the event has become smaller in comparison to former years, it is still worth to go there. Especially if you are not just interested in flying-display rather than in building up networks.

A330-300 available

X-Plane Airbus A330-300 available using QPAC FBW including:

Detailed modeling

  • 3D Cockpit - HD Texturing
  • Full 3D exterior model
Aircraft Systems 
  • Electrical - Hydraulic
  • Complete ADIRU modeled
  • ILS and VOR work together
  • Customized ECAM with Airbus flight phase logic
  • ILS auto-align
Autopilot
  • All Airbus AP modes modeled (except non-precision approach and LOC backcourse)
  • Complete HDG-VS and TRK-FPA modes
  • 2 independent autopilots (AP1, AP2)
MCDU and Flight Management
  • Custom MCDU
  • Based on XP native data
  • Both MCDUs  are modeled
  • Curved trajectories with the turn radius properly computed based on speed and angular turn distance.
  • Pop-up MCDUs
Fly-by-wire
  • Highly realistic implementation of the Airbus fly-by-wire system.

3 engines variants

  • Rolls Royce Trent 700
  • General Electric CF6-80E1
  • Pratt & Whitney  PW4000
  • 10 paint schemes included

X-Plane hardware in the loop emergency power system

Presentation of ongoing research activities at MBG

Together with about 150 guests, the Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBG) celebrated their summer festival in Potsdam with canoeing, airbrush tattoos, bull riding and barbecue food. QPAC took the opportunity to present our latest research work in the field of alternative fuels which we are performing in close cooperation with BTU Cottbus. The Fuel Cell based Emergency Power System connected to our A320 X-Plane simulation drew the attention of audience of all ages.

QPAC Research Project Presentation

Airbus A350 XWB Advanced

The A350XWB is a new generation of long-range twin-engine airliner. The A350 incorporates all the latest technology available with composite materials, high tech systems and a revolutionary design.
 
This model by Flight Factor is just as revolutionary for the flight sim market and X-Plane 10  with an unprecedented level of details and simulated systems. Thanks to its intuitive interface it can also be used by advanced and new users alike.
 
Advanced  Fly-by-Wire and Flight systems
  • Full FBW with Highly realistic implementation of the Airbus “normal law” by QPAC – the most realistic fly-by-wire implementation for desktop flight simulation.
  • Basic SID/STAR implementation using X-plane fms-files that you can create yourself and share with the community.
  • "What you see is what you fly" flight path indication on the ND (i.e. curved trajectories with the turn radius properly computed based on speed and angular turn distance.)
  • Implementation of all Airbus AP modes, except some non-precision approach modes (Selected and managed modes, speed constraints respected, "at or below" contraints in phase climb, "at or above" constraints in phase descent.)
  • Full PFD and ND displays with fully independent display and different data sources for the captain and copilot displays.
  • Independent autopilots

For purchase please check the X-Plane.org shop.

ILA 2014 - a great show has come to an end

A320 Flight Deck Replica

QPAC can now confirm the general opinion, that ILA 2014 has been a big success for our company during the trade visitors days, as well as during the public days.

A lot of highly productive meetings with regular customers were conducted, and as a result, the collaborations will become even more efficient and fruitful. Further, very interesting new contacts were made with a strongly positive response, and we are confident that those will be translated into important future projects, from Research and Development to Engineering.

During the whole show, no one was able to resist our A320 Flight simulator X-plane plug-in, displayed in collaboration with DLR on a cockpit flight simulator hardware with working replicas of the actual controls and indicators as well as large displays. All visitors experienced great pleasure in flying with the simulator – from young kids to experienced professionals.

Even the most professional visitors greatly appreciated the latest improvements in the plug-in - it has become even more detailed and realistic than the first release and it includes many new features that were not available in the freeware version. 

Special thanks for their visits on our BBAA-QPAC booth to: 

  • Stefan Zimmermann – Senior Vice President Corporate Programs Rolls RoyceILA 2014
  • Stephan Eelman – Research & Technology Director, Boeing Germany
  • Kathrin Schneider – Staatssekretärin Brandenburg
  • Peter Effenberger - ZAB Teamleiter Verkehr, Mobilität, Logistik 
  • Roland Gerhards – CEO Zentrum für Angewandte Luftfahrtforschung
  • Prof.Dr. iur Eike Albrecht – BTU Cottbus Senftenberg
  • Prof. Dr. Ing Matthias Ziegenhorn – BTU Cottbus Senftenberg
  • Dr. Oleksiy Antoshkiv– BTU Cottbus Senftenberg

Last but not the least, a note of appreciation to the staff for presenting QPAC in such a professional way during the whole show. 

 Summing the ILA 2014 up, we can say that we had a lot of interesting meetings with important people so that we will be able to not only strengthen our position, but also improve and amplify our range. Looking forward to ILA 2016!