Leonardo (Booth 11454) and Japanese logistics company Suzuyo have achieved certification for an AW139 full-flight simulator in Japan. There are nearly 70 AW139s in service in Japan flying missions such as law enforcement, search and rescue, firefighting, and electronic newsgathering.
The simulator, manufactured by Leonardo in collaboration with CAE, will join an AW139 flight training device already in place at Suzuyo's facilities, located near Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport, and will be operated by its subsidiary, Fuji Aviation Systems. Leonardo is providing Suzuyo with briefing and debriefing capabilities and additional training aids, such as e-learning to support ground training delivery and the ETD Lite-5 advanced procedural trainer, which is capable of being reconfigurable to support both AW139 and AW109 GrandNew helicopters.
More than 10,000 students attend Leonardo’s factory and authorized training academies annually.