Eurocopter, Thales Partner on Helisim

 - December 31, 2008, 4:46 AM

Equipment manufacturer Thales is one of the two main shareholders in Helisim, at 45 percent, on par with Eurocopter. The remaining 10 percent is held by Défense Conseil International (DCI). “We see our partnership with Eurocopter as our major investment in simulators,” said Chris Gane, general manager of Thales Training and Simulation. He is looking at opening training centers elsewhere in the world, again in cooperation with Eurocopter. Thales is a supplier for Rotorsim in Sesto Calende, Italy, but is not a shareholder of the Helisim competitor. Rotorsim is a joint venture of AgustaWestland and CAE.