International Development of Technology b.v. (IDT) is a leading provider of specialized flight training solutions aimed at enhancing pilot competencies. Having created the requirements for several global training initiatives through ICAO, IDT is called upon by major airlines and Civil Aviation Authorities to provide objective and sound training and technology solutions.
IDT has in-house expertise in several areas, including
- aviation regulations
- flight operations management
- flight crew training
- flight simulator qualification
- eLearning platforms and modules
International Development of Technology b.v. was founded in 2005 with the aim of improving safety in transportation and mobility. The company’s founder, Dr. Sunjoo Advani, has been involved in developing flight simulation and training techniques since 1987. We bridge knowledge and technology to produce practical and memorable flight training solutions.
The IDT team has been developing “upset recovery” requirements since 2002. In 2009, Dr. Advani chaired a Royal Aeronautical Society conference in London called “Flight Simulation” Towards the Edge of the Envelope”, where the concept of UPRT was launched. The ICATEE (International Committee for Aviation Training in Extended Envelopes) committee was formed immediately following this conference, and was supported by ICAO to develop the requirements for UPRT globally. IDT chaired and guided ICATEE and saw the submission of the content of the Manual on aeroplane UPRT to ICAO on 17 December 2013.
Several airlines and Civil Aviation Authorities have turned to IDT to provide knowledge and training on UPRT. We have built a team of experts who have helped create training programs for both airline operators, as well as for the authorities.
Core Team Members:
Dr. Sunjoo Advani – President & CEO
Sunjoo is passionate about aviation and contributing to safety. His ambition to enhance the value of training began at Delft University of Technology in the 1990’s when he developed the SIMONA Research Simulator and the SIMONA Institute at this university.
In 1999, he left the university to become an independent consultant through ADSE b.v. in the Netherlands, focusing on Training and Simulation applications in flight and automotive. In 2003, he was approached by the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute to create the concept for a research facility focused on fall prevention of elderly persons. The magnitude of this project led to the creation of IDT in 2005.
He has led the creation of UPRT requirements globally and supports the airline/authority training programs that IDT provides to the industry.
Ir. Mario Potter – Chief Engineer
Mario has been involved in the creation of all IDT solutions since 2006 when he joined as a Mechanical Engineer from Eindhoven University of Technology. He was involved in the development of the iDapt facility of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and led the project to develop its multiple simulators. His hands-on talents, engineering skills and project management abilities have propelled IDT to become a respected player in engineering projects. Mario also currently supports the development of all UPRT projects, including the Skypointer and Upright tools.
IDT Expert Pilots
IDT employs a team of senior pilots with Type Ratings on Airbus, Boeing and various other aircraft.
Their range of expertise spans:
– airline flight operations
– flight safety
– flight crew training
– aircraft flight test
– simulator design, qualification and evaluation
Our dedicated experts are available in all regions of the world, and can provide training in both theory (classroom) and simulators in accordance with our training programs and regulatory requirements.
We also provide consultancy to support the development of training strategies, and to work with the airline and applicable regulatory authorities