“This advanced NH90 simulator means Royal New Zealand NH90 aircrews can train safely and cost effectively in New Zealand,” said Matthew Sibree, Managing Director at CAE. “The realistic training capability provided by the NH90 simulator will enable the RNZAF to maximize the availability of the NH90 fleet for operational taskings while ensuring aircrew are prepared for the wide range of missions they are called on to perform.”
Due to Covid-19, the RNZAF and CAE had to adapt its traditional on-site installation, integration, and acceptance testing procedures. A range of teams, including local staff from CAE New Zealand, performed the on-site installation at RNZAF Base Ohakea with remote virtual support from CAE staff in Montreal and Australia. The simulator is now ready to meet the RNZAF’s currency requirements for crews due to the current Covid-19 situation. CAE New Zealand staff will continue to provide ongoing maintenance and support services on the NH90 simulator.
Rehearsing challenging tasks with the simulator
“We are honored to be the training partner of choice for the Royal New Zealand Air Force and provide training systems and support services that contribute to the readiness of the New Zealand Defence Force,” said Daniel Gelston, Group President, Defence & Security at CAE.
The CAE 700MR Series NH90 simulator delivers a virtual training environment ideal for rehearsing challenging tasks such as ship deck and confined area landings. The RNZAF NH90 simulator features an extreme field-of-view visual display system (240 degrees horizontal by 88 degrees vertical), with imagery generated by the CAE Medallion-6000MR image generator. In addition, the CAE 700MR Series includes a revolutionary dynamic seat for vibration and motion cueing, thus maximizing the realism of the training experience on a fixed-based simulator.
Recently, CAE has become the first Canadian aerospace company to be carbon neutral. The company said it has achieved carbon neutrality by continuing to reduce its own emissions and by making investments in projects that offset its remaining annual carbon emissions.