Rotorcraft Update: American Eurocopter Signs Sim Deal

 - May 1, 2009, 11:09 AM

American Eurocopter has signed the first long-term commercial customer for the full-motion EC 135/EC 145 training device at its Grand Prairie, Texas campus. Stat MedEvac will use the simulator to train EC 135 and EC 145 air medical service crews operating in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and the District of Columbia. The U.S. Army began using the simulator last December to train crews for the UH-72A Lakota, an EC 145 variant. The FAA has certified the new simulator as a Level 6 flight training device with motion, but Eurocopter expects to receive Level B full flight simulator approval from the agency later this year.