Airbus Helicopters and VRM Switzerland are co-developing a virtual reality (VR) training device for the twin-engine H145 helicopter. The new training tool will offer H145 operators a compact training solution with 3D vision and high-resolution scenery.
Containing the OEM data package, the H145 VR simulator will allow pilots to perform proficiency checks, receive training credits, perform type and instrument ratings, and practice emergency and special operations. The latter includes hoist operations and flight with night vision goggles.
VRM Switzerland and Airbus Helicopters previously partnered in 2021 to bring the EASA-qualified H125 VR training device to the market. “As we did with the H125 VR simulator, our Airbus pilots and experts will work hand in hand with VRM’s team, bringing our OEM experience to this affordable, flexible training solution that will surely answer our customer’s requirements. With this type of simulator, the pilot can enter operational scenarios that would be very risky to attempt in actual flight but which bring significant added value to training,” said Christoph Zammert, Airbus Helicopters’s executive v-p of customer support and services.