FlightSafety International is expanding its helicopter training programs and services with new Level-D qualified simulators for the Airbus Helicopters EC145 and Leonardo AW139, it said this week at Heli-Expo 2020. Technology advances incorporated into the new simulators include FlightSafety’s Vital 1150 visual system and CrewView collimated glass mirror display.
The Airbus Helicopters EC145 simulator, scheduled to enter service in March at the FlightSafety center in Denver, will be used primarily to support Air Methods but also be made available to other EC145 operators. The Leonardo AW139 sim, now being built by the aviation training provider, is expected to enter service early next year at FlightSafety’s Lafayette, Louisiana training center, following Level-D qualification.
FlightSafety’s helicopter training programs include reviewing and practicing routine, abnormal, and emergency procedures, conducted under a broad variety of simulated weather and environmental conditions, sans delays from weather conditions or air traffic control, that in-flight training can entail.