FDS-DASH8-Q400-FTD / Simulator


We're thrilled to introduce yet another 2022 addition to the Flightdeck Solutions trainer portfolio!

The FDS-DASH8-Q400-FTD is a full-scale, fully tactile Dash 8 Q400 device, ideal for Aviation College and Flight School curricula, Regional Airline training programs, and other commercial training applications.

Aimed at accurately reproducing the flight deck of the real aircraft, the FDS-DASH8-Q400-FTD is spatially correct and offers a super realistic training environment for cadets and seasoned Q400 pilots alike.  

The Dash 8 Q400 is used throughout many industries, including Cargo, Passenger, and even Aerial Fire Fighting, which is why Flightdeck Solutions offers the flexibility to order a variant that suits your needs (shown here are images depicting an Air Tanker variant).


Flightdeck Solutions 2022 Flight Training Device Brochure






The FDS-DASH8-Q400-FTD features an aluminum cockpit shell, spatially correct in every way to the actual aircraft.

Our well known attention to detail will make any Q400 pilot right at home!

The DASH 8 Q400 Throttle we employed is a real aircraft component with minor FDS mechanical modifications.  

The Lever Mechanisms are actual aircraft parts allowing the perfect replication of look and feel.  Even the cover plate is real aircraft!

Our DASH 8 Q400 cockpit is outfitted with custom display modules as well as Mode Control Panel (Auto Pilot), RCDUs, and custom made Q400 CDUs!

We also integrated numerous real aircraft Optical Encoders for the perfect tactile representation.

Partnering with Brunner means Control-Loaded Flight Controls are definitely part of the DASH 8 Q400 experience.  No springs or oscillating yokes, the Brunner controls are highly adjustable to mimic the forces in the real aircraft.

We integrated real aircraft Control Yokes and Columns to deliver the perfect look and feel.

Coupled with our super rugged mechanical work and Brunner Control Loading you have a highly realistic sense of force and feel.

Relying on FDS to deliver means knowing that aircraft quality Push Switches, Optical Encoders, industrial Powder Coated Aluminum Shell, and Interior Liners are going to be in service for years and years.  All backed by our well known after-sales support!

With the addition of an optional “High Level” Actuator system we can recreate many of the forces felt in the day to day flying of a DASH 8 Q400.  A hard landing…..?  Well, brace yourself!

FDS IBL (Integrated BackLighting) series panels deliver high on realistic appearance and long term performance. Super consistent lighting across the panels. FDS is the only company utilizing true IBL and it shows!

  • Accurate Appearance and super long lifespan lighting
  • Machined Components
  • Machined Printed Circuit Boards
  • Metal Backing Panels
  • DZUS compatible
  • Accurate 6mm Top panels
  • Computer Matched Paint


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