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30 November 2016

armasuisse renews its trust in Thales

Thales will be in charge of the standardisation of the Full Flight Mission Simulator (FFMS) for the AS532 Super-Puma transport helicopter. Functional upgrades will also be made to the multi-purpose twin-engined EC635 military helicopter.

The standardisation of the AS532 Super-Puma full flight mission simulator includes the upgrading of radiocommunications, the digital map, the forward-looking infrared imagery and the helmet-mounted display. Functional improvements will also be made to both simulators, in particular on the instructor station. All of these updates will be delivered to the Swiss Air Force in September 2017.

An unlimited scope for training exercises

These flight simulators, used by the Swiss Air Force since 2012, meet the Swiss Air Force's specific pilot instruction and training requirements The interconnection between the two simulators provides pilots with unlimited scope for training exercises involving formation flying and tactical operations.

Pilots are trained in normal and emergency procedures. In addition to formation flying, mountain flying or cargo transportation, thanks to the modular capabilities of the simulators pilots can also be trained in search and rescue missions, as well as flights with visual flight rules or instrument flight rules (VFR/IFR) for civil and military missions.

These simulators obtained JAR FSTD-H* Level D certification, issued by the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA).

*JAR FSTD-H: Joint Aviation Requirement Flight Simulation Training Device (H)

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