Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) and DRF Luftrettung—of Munich and Filderstadt, Germany, respectively—have joined forces to demonstrate their combined pilot training expertise to Heli-Expo attendees at Booth 1641.
"Based on our more than 40 years of experience in HEMS operations and our expertise in pilot education and training, as well as LAT's diverse competencies, we were able to jointly develop a comprehensive training offer on the new Airbus H135/H145 full-flight simulator," said Peter Huber, chairman of the executive board of DRF Luftrettung.
LAT provides aviation training for cockpit and cabin crews with simulators and technical training equipment. "By investing in our own helicopter simulator in our training fleet of more than 55 full-flight simulators, we are opening up to new markets and looking forward to working with DRF Luftrettung in this area," said Ola Hansson, managing director of LAT.
Features of the new H135/H145 simulator include switching between the H135 and H145 flight decks; using a third crewmember station for hoist training with the help of virtual reality technology involving the entire crew; simulating night operations using night vision equipment with both white and green phosphor night-vision goggles; and conducting missions in various meteorological conditions and realistic landing scenarios with moving objects in the landing area and various other locations, including airfields and hospitals.
"By investing in our first own simulator in our training fleet of 55 simulators, we are opening up markets and looking forward to working with DRF Luftrettung in this area. Our training center in Frankfurt is ideally located for customers all over the world," Hansson said.