25-Oct-2019 Source: Coptersafety
Coptersafety, a fast-growing independent flight training service provider, is taking one of the world’s first H125 level D full-flight helicopter simulators for commercial use. The Finnish Civil Aviation Authority has granted the simulator the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) level D certification. Level D is the highest level of full flight simulator qualifications available.
“H125/AS350 is among the top 5 most popular helicopters in the world and it is used for various demanding missions.’’ Says Mikko Kallio, Head of Coptersafety’s Training Department. ‘’Having now an EASA qualified H125 Level D Full Flight Simulator, Coptersafety can offer a unique environment for operational training and various training scenarios. Like it is the case with multi-engine helicopter operators, single-engine helicopter operators should consider the benefits of regular simulator training sessions for pilots in order to maintain and further enhance their skills, knowledge and decision making. It is also worth mentioning that the flight training itself can also involve high-risk scenarios which can be eliminated by using a level D full flight simulator.”
SIMULATION TRAINING BENEFITS FROM A DEDICATED AND COMPACT FACILITY
The H125 simulator is delivered by TRU Simulation + Training, a subsidiary of Textron Inc. The Airbus Helicopters’ H125 is one of the most reliable single-engine helicopters. It is a true multi-mission workhorse, becoming a common sight at heliports, external cargo operations, security officials flight operations, tour operations and airports around the world.
We’ve started the installation of the H125 Level D Full-Flight simulator at the end of last year, and now it’s become fully operational. The test work is done in cooperation with experts from multiple companies to utilize everyone’s core competencies best. The test team consisted of representatives from TRU, Reiser, and Aerotim Engineering.
The H125 simulator is now available for training in Coptersafety’s modern training center. With H125 Coptersafety provides wet and dry leasing services on the top of type-specific training such as type rating courses conducted under Coptersafety ATO. Coptersafety training center is located next to the Helsinki International Airport in Finland