Australia: New Thales helicopter simulator receives highest-level certification
Thales new AW139 helicopter full flight simulator at Brisbane airport has just received Level D* certification from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) - the first civil helicopter simulator to achieve this recognition in Australia.
Having achieved this milestone, the simulator can now be used to train pilots on the AW139 platform, which is widely used among a variety of search and rescue and commercial organisations.
Innovative modelling technologies
The simulator features the unique Hexaline all-electric motion system, which provides the most realistic motion cues to trainees while requiring less power, an extended visual field of view, the Image Generation System ThalesView®, Computer Generated Entities for intelligent management of the virtual animations for a completely immersive environment for training in the most challenging conditions. The simulator has also been approved for training with Night Vision Goggles.
With these innovative modelling technologies, Thales Reality H FFS provides a training environment that mimics the real operational conditions to support helicopter operators’ key priorities of safety and mission success. The simulator is already attracting strong interest from AW139 operators both locally and overseas. The full flight simulator forms part of a larger expansion of training facilities in Brisbane, undertaken by Aviation Australia and the Brisbane Airport Corporation.
*Level D is the highest level available under CASA regulations
Thales Reality H FFS provides a training environment that mimics the real operational conditions to support helicopter operators’ key priorities of safety and mission success.