Thales’s Re­al­ity H sim­u­la­tor achieves dual qual­i­fi­ca­tion


Thales has an­nounced that its Re­al­ity H heli­copter sim­u­la­tor in­stalled at the train­ing cen­tre re­cently opened by heli­copter op­er­a­tor SAF group in Al­bertville, France, has been granted FTD (flight train­ing de­vice) Level 3 and FFS (full flight sim­u­la­tor) Level B qual­i­fi­ca­tion by the French Civil Avi­a­tion Author­ity, in ac­cor­dance with Euro­pean Avi­a­tion Safety Agency (EASA) cri­te­ria.

FTD Level 3 and FFS Level B qual­i­fi­ca­tion al­lows this lat­est-gen­er­a­tion sys­tem to be used for EC135 heli­copter type-rat­ing train­ing, and con­firms its proven ca­pac­ity (1) for re­cur­rent train­ing to sup­port an­nual reval­i­da­tion of pi­lot li­cences, an­nual op­er­a­tor pro­fi­ciency checks (OPC) and line checks (in place of an ac­tual heli­copter). It can also be in­cor­po­rated as part of an ab-ini­tio train­ing pro­gramme lead­ing to a com­mer­cial pi­lot’s li­cence for he­li­copters (CPL H) or air trans­port pi­lot’s li­cence for he­li­copters (ATPL H), in­clud­ing in­stru­ment rat­ing (IR) and cor­re­spond­ing pro­fi­ciency checks (PC).

The Re­al­ity H sys­tem pro­vides highly real­is­tic sim­u­la­tions of flight con­di­tions in a range of nat­u­ral and man-made en­vi­ron­ments (in­clud­ing moun­tain­ous ter­rain, coastal and ur­ban ar­eas), mak­ing it suit­able for train­ing per­son­nel to con­duct spe­cific as­sign­ments such as SAR (search and res­cue) and EMS (emer­gency med­i­cal ser­vices), which are the main ac­tiv­i­ties of the SAF Group’s EC135 fleet.

The qual­i­fi­ca­tion of the Re­al­ity H EC135 sim­u­la­tor was achieved thanks to a pow­er­ful data­base built up from a se­ries of real heli­copter test flights con­ducted in part­ner­ship with SAF. Thales uses the data to model the flight me­chan­ics and equip­ment rep­re­sented in the sim­u­la­tor.

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