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24 June 2013

Thales to deliver helicopter training services to Sichuan Haite in China

As part of its ever growing presence in the Chinese aerospace market, Thales will partner with Chinese Enterprise Sichuan Haite for the delivery of civilian helicopter training solutions in China.

At a ceremony, held on 20th of June at the Thales Pavillion at the Paris Air Show in the presence of French Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius, and Thales CEO Jean Bernard Levy, representatives from both enterprises signed a contract.  Thales will deliver to Haite its latest generation Reality H Level D Full Flight Simulator with its cutting edge ThalesView Visual Display system, new Hexaline motion and enhanced environments for mission training, as well as helicopter reconfiguration capability. The company First State Limited acts as a prime contractor and Haite is a China’s premier aviation enterprise specialising in the simulator training centres operations as well as providing services within aerospace business. The simulator will be delivered initially with an EC135 cockpit, Civilian Regulated training + EMS (Emergency Medical Services) + SAR (Search and rescue) use. Jean Jacques Guittard, VP of Thales Training & Simulation says “China is one of the fastest growing aerospace markets in the world. The fantastic demand for highly skilled pilots means there is a constant need for the best and most thorough training and simulation systems in the world. As such Thales is proud that Haite has chosen our state of the art simulator to insure the training of Helicopter Pilots in China within a very demanding regulation context.” Moreover, Fréderic Facquer VP of Marketing and Sales Greater China raises the fact that “Thales becomes with Haite and FSL the precursor of such high level training devices on the Chinese market. The significant expertise of Thales in terms of international standards and regulation will position Haite as a leader on the helicopter pilots training fast growing market in China “ Photo credit: copyright Thales