The simulator is now available for training under European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. It is a perfect addition to the H145 D2 (BK117 D2) FFS D, which has been in operation since 2018. Both configurations can be installed within the same simulator by exchanging some controls and instruments and by selecting the respective software load. The process has been optimized and configurations can be exchanged within an hour, allowing efficient usage of the simulator for both helicopter types.
Dr Roman Sperl, CEO of Reiser Simulation and Training, commented: “I am very proud of the entire team who achieved qualification on first attempt. This simulator is proven to meet highest training standards and is even exceeding requirements given by EASA. It will be a perfect training tool for any kind of H135 crew training.”
Training for crew co-ordination tasks
The simulator includes step two and three of Helionix in both configurations, as well as a full replica of the aft cabin for interactive third crewmember training. Same as in the H145 configuration, the third crewmember of an H135 can be trained on any crew co-ordination tasks while offering him/her an out-of-the-window view using VR technology.
Dr Michael Mayrhofer, CEO of Norwegian Competence Centre Helicopter (NCCH), added: “With this initial qualification of the H135 T3, another important milestone of NCCH has been achieved. The major success contributor was the outstanding performance of Reiser Simulation and Training and the good relationship within the whole team. NCCH is now happy to offer the increased simulator portfolio to our main customer Norwegian Air Ambulance, but also to customers from around the world for both dry or wet training.”