Federal Aviation Administration Selects GL Studio and ZedaSoft for 737 MAX Aircraft Research Simulator

Federal Aviation Administration Selects GL Studio and ZedaSoft for 737 MAX Aircraft Research Simulator

Federal Aviation Administration Selects GL Studio and ZedaSoft for 737 MAX Aircraft Research Simulator

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected the DiSTI Corporation’s GL Studio software development platform integrated by ZedaSoft, Inc. to develop 737 MAX Aircraft Research Simulation


Orlando, FL (October 10, 2019) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected the DiSTI Corporation, a leading provider of graphical user interface development software and solutions to develop a 737 MAX Aircraft Research Simulator. The resulting displays will be integrated by ZedaSoft, Inc of Fort Worth, TX using its patented CBA® for Simulation software framework.

The focus of this research will be Human Factors evaluations that examine pilot reaction to the differences between 737 NG and 737 MAX cockpit configurations. As 737 cockpits move towards larger screens capable of showing multiple pages on a single display, the FAA wants to measure how pilots interact with them.

“After over a decade of success together, we are excited to continue the journey with our long time partners and customers, ZedaSoft and the FAA on this new program”, says Christopher Giordano DiSTI’s Vice President of UX/UI Technology, “This program is a great example of what strong partnerships and good engineering can produce.”

For this program, DiSTI will be building the 737 MAX MDF pages for the FAA utilizing its GL Studio software. ZedaSoft will contribute the necessary hardware upgrades and integration required to complete this endeavor.

“ZedaSoft is pleased to continue our fifteen years of support to the FAA for human factors flight deck research and evaluation.  By leveraging the DiSTI GL Studio graphics software and our CBA® for Simulation software framework, we are able to integrate this solution quickly and efficiently to meet the FAA research schedule”, explains Fred Fleury, Vice President of Corporate Development.

The Boeing 737 MAX is a narrow-body aircraft series manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes as the fourth generation of the Boeing 737, succeeding the Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG). Boeing’s 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating nearly 4,700 orders from more than 100 customers worldwide.

The DiSTI Corporation

The DiSTI Corporation is the world’s leading provider of graphical user interface software.

Our flagship product, GL Studio, delivers advanced high-performance 3D user interfaces to the aerospace, automotive, medical, and training industries. Leading global manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Hyundai MOBIS, Garmin, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin choose GL Studio for its performance, fidelity, and reliability in interface development and deployment. Whether for avionics, instrument clusters, infotainment systems, medical devices, or flight simulators, GL Studio exceeds the developer’s interface demands.

ZedaSoft, Inc.

ZedaSoft develops innovative products for the simulation and visualization industry. Its customers include Lockheed Martin, BAE, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and other defense, Government and commercial organizations. The main goal at ZedaSoft is to strike the balance between realistic simulation and cost- effective deployed solutions utilizing modern simulation architecture.

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected the DiSTI Corporation’s GL Studio software development platform integrated by ZedaSoft, Inc. to develop 737 MAX Aircraft Research Simulation


Orlando, FL (October 10, 2019) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected the DiSTI Corporation, a leading provider of graphical user interface development software and solutions to develop a 737 MAX Aircraft Research Simulator. The resulting displays will be integrated by ZedaSoft, Inc of Fort Worth, TX using its patented CBA® for Simulation software framework.

The focus of this research will be Human Factors evaluations that examine pilot reaction to the differences between 737 NG and 737 MAX cockpit configurations. As 737 cockpits move towards larger screens capable of showing multiple pages on a single display, the FAA wants to measure how pilots interact with them.

“After over a decade of success together, we are excited to continue the journey with our long time partners and customers, ZedaSoft and the FAA on this new program”, says Christopher Giordano DiSTI’s Vice President of UX/UI Technology, “This program is a great example of what strong partnerships and good engineering can produce.”

For this program, DiSTI will be building the 737 MAX MDF pages for the FAA utilizing its GL Studio software. ZedaSoft will contribute the necessary hardware upgrades and integration required to complete this endeavor.

“ZedaSoft is pleased to continue our fifteen years of support to the FAA for human factors flight deck research and evaluation.  By leveraging the DiSTI GL Studio graphics software and our CBA® for Simulation software framework, we are able to integrate this solution quickly and efficiently to meet the FAA research schedule”, explains Fred Fleury, Vice President of Corporate Development.

The Boeing 737 MAX is a narrow-body aircraft series manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes as the fourth generation of the Boeing 737, succeeding the Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG). Boeing’s 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating nearly 4,700 orders from more than 100 customers worldwide.

The DiSTI Corporation

The DiSTI Corporation is the world’s leading provider of graphical user interface software.

Our flagship product, GL Studio, delivers advanced high-performance 3D user interfaces to the aerospace, automotive, medical, and training industries. Leading global manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Hyundai MOBIS, Garmin, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin choose GL Studio for its performance, fidelity, and reliability in interface development and deployment. Whether for avionics, instrument clusters, infotainment systems, medical devices, or flight simulators, GL Studio exceeds the developer’s interface demands.

ZedaSoft, Inc.

ZedaSoft develops innovative products for the simulation and visualization industry. Its customers include Lockheed Martin, BAE, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and other defense, Government and commercial organizations. The main goal at ZedaSoft is to strike the balance between realistic simulation and cost- effective deployed solutions utilizing modern simulation architecture.

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