Airbus H145 Level D simulator approved
The H145 full-flight simulator at the Airbus Helicopters Training Academy at Donauwörth, Germany, has been awarded Level D status by the German Federal Aviation Office – the first such to be approved by the authority. To make H145 flight simulation as realistic as possible, the simulator, built by Airbus Helicopters in cooperation with Indra Systemas of Spain, is provided with an extensive H145 Level D package that includes software and an original H145 cockpit.
A significant feature is that it can accommodate future developments: the simulator’s cockpit can be easily rolled on and off, so that it can be replaced with other configurations, ensuring maximum flexibility to accommodate future helicopter variants or configurations. The H145 simulator is suitable for initial training and refresher courses, for specific instruction on emergency procedures, for IFR flight, offshore and night mission (with night vision goggles), and Cat A operations.
‘The simulator provides national and international customers with a wide range of training opportunities, in particular for missions under extreme flight conditions and for practising various emergency procedures,’ says Airbus. ‘Level D helicopter simulators must meet a number of criteria, including the ability to move in six directions, to provide a field of view of at least 180°, to work with realistic acoustic and visual simulations, and to perform several special motion effects. Our new simulator fulfils and partially exceeds the requirements.’
The simulator uses an actual H145 helicopter cockpit