Facilities at the modern Training and Simulation Centre (CTS) of Helibras were inaugurated on Friday (21/08) in Rio de Janeiro. The event was attended by Defence Minister Jaques Wagner, Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro Luiz Fernando Bigfoot, City Mayor Eduardo Paes and several civil and military authorities.
Strategically located in Rio de Janeiro, the CTS brand compliance by the Consortium Helibras – Airbus Helicopters of another stage of the H-XBR contract to supply 50 aircraft H225M (EC725), knowledge transfer and production of various items by national industry and provision of maintenance facilities and training in the country.
The CTS is undergoing a certification process at the City Hall for the label “Qualiverde” and soon may make it the first building in the city of Rio de Janeiro to have this sustainable labor certification. Construction of the building lasted little more than 10 months and had total investment of R $ 80 million.
The CTS will provide training for operators of H225 and H225M helicopters in the modernFull Flight Simulator (FFS), one simulator for these helicopter models installed in the Americas. “This will be another support of the worldwide network of Helicopters Airbus training to meet the demands of military and civilian operators, Brazilian and foreign, especially the armed forces and the oil market,” said Eduardo Marson, President of Helibras.
The FFS will allow the pilot to perform his type rating, recurrent training and training of emergency situations in a virtual reality environment. The simulator will feature a visual database of the entire national territory, specially developed for Brazilian operators. Thus, the technology takes the training as close to the pilot’s operational reality.
The FFS is an excellent tool to improve professional piloting these aircraft, in a setting that reflects their reality, and with instructors who understand their needs. The training in Brazil is also a significant reduction of training costs and reducing the time of absence of the pilots of their duties.
For military operators, the FFS provides specific training, as flights with night vision goggles (NVG) and thermal infrared imager (FLIR). The training will be conducted in Portuguese, and there is the possibility of receiving groups of foreign students, who also operate the H225 / H225M, such as Argentina and Mexico.
With around 2,300 m² of built area on a plot of 13,500 m² available, the Training Center and simulators also includes room for a second FFS to be determined from market research already started. The model will be chosen according to the needs of Brazilian operators.
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