The installation of Coptersafety’s new Airbus H125 Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) looks set to reach completion very soon and the simulator is estimated to be ready for training in May following comprehensive software integration and testing.
Coptersafety, a Helsinki, Finland-based pilot training provider, is undertaking the installation in co-operation with experts from TRU Simulation + Training: a Canadian-American manufacturer of flight simulators and training solutions for civil and military markets that is providing Coptersafety with all of its new simulators.
The installation of the H125 Level D FFS comes as a response to ‘insufficient training for single-engine helicopter operators’, compared to the operation of twin-engine helicopters in sectors such as oil and gas, search and rescue, and helicopter emergency medical services. Though it won’t be available for training until May, booking is already available through Coptersafety’s website.
Mikko Kallio, Head of Training and Development at Coptersafety, said: “With a new H125, FFS Level D Coptersafety can offer training scenarios and operational training for onshore single-engine helicopter operations in the same way that has already been seen in multi-engine helicopter operations. When the training is not limited to a set of emergencies, the training will be more efficient and realistic. Using flight simulators in training also reduces risks associated with high-risk training scenarios, e.g., flight training for a loss of hydraulic power.”