Training Devices Workstream

The Training Devices Workstream’s principal focus remains in working with EASA and the USA FAA on the adoption of ICAO Doc 9625 ‘The Manual of Criteria for the Qualification of Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs)’ Edition 4.


The Chairman is Mark Dransfield FRAeS, TRUSimulation.

Mark Dransfield took over the ETOPS group of companies in October 2013 as CEO and group managing director responsible for its activities in FSTD customer support, qualification and validation services as well as running ETOPS European and Malaysian TRTO for A320, B737 and ATR aircraft types. Prior to running ETOPS, he held various engineering and senior management positions at Rediffusion, Hughes Rediffusion, Thomson & Thales Training & Simulation and Mechtronix (now TRU Simulation & Training) where he covered most aspects of commercial flight simulator engineering, production, qualification, customer support and strategic business development.

In addition Mark spent 3 years as a regulator as the UK CAA Simulator Standards Manager responsible for managing the regulatory oversight of all FSTD Qualifications. Mark Dransfield is a registered Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and past Chairman of the RAeS Flight Simulation Group Committee for 2011-2013. As part of his work for the RAeS, he has also co-chaired the International Working Group responsible for the update of the current ICAO Doc 9625 Vol I Edition 3 ‘Manual of Criteria for the Qualification of FSTDs’. Mark Dransfield holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Queen Mary College, London University, United Kingdom.

The Workstream Vice-Chairman is Itash Samani. CAE.

If you are a member of the Workstream, visit the secure site here.