The Robinson R22 Training Solution will be utilized to modernize basic helicopter pilot training within the Academy. Airbus H125 Simulator will enable training and checking of commercial pilots. All this improves flight safety, is more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly.
Roy Knaus, CEO of Heli Austria, said: “Heli Austria is constantly searching for innovative solutions to improve flight safety throughout the entire helicopter industry. To reduce the environmental pollution is another objective of the company. With the Training Solution from VRM Switzerland, we have found a product which also supports our efforts in a cost-efficient manner.”
Creating a full-body immersion training experience
VRM Switzerland’s system creates a full-body immersion. It gives the pilot the feeling of sitting in a real helicopter. The highly dynamic motion platform allows the pilot to precisely feel the finest changes in attitude and touchdown on the ground. A numerical simulation enables the realistic representation of the flight behavior.
The cockpit is modeled on the real helicopter. The pilot's movements are displayed in the VR environment, enabling operation of the cockpit including haptic perception. In addition, the software is optimized for VR glasses. This has the great advantage that the pilot has exactly the same visual representation as in the real helicopter, which is unique.
A wide range of training options are covered, from commercial pilot training to special operations such as external sling load operations. Various emergency procedures, including auto-rotations with landing and tail rotor failure, can be practiced without any risk. Additionally, the 360 degree and 3D visualization system enables demanding mission training to improve the competencies of even highly experienced pilots.