Airbus Helicopters is partnering with Thales (Booth 11560) and Helisim to develop a Level D full flight simulator (FFS) for the new H160 medium twin. The first H160 FFS will be installed at Helisim in Marignane, France, with additional simulators added worldwide as needed, according to Bernard Fujarski, head of the H160 program for Airbus Helicopters. The H160 FFS will be based on the Thales Reality H series.
Separately, Thales announced the opening in January of its Reality H-based Level D simulator for the Airbus H225 at its training center in Stavanger, Norway, for its launch customers, Blueway Norway and Denmark’s Dancopter. The H225 simulator is equipped with the Hexaline all-electric motion system and the ThalesView visual system. The training in Stavanger, for the first time, includes integrated search-and-rescue training.