Air Zermatt has selected VRM Switzerland as its supplier for an innovative training solution based on virtual reality (VR) technology. The simulator’s visual system provides 3D vision with unprecedented resolution. “This will allow our discerning pilots to effectively train for difficult scenarios on mountain landing sites, with bright sunshine and under various snow conditions such as white-outs,” says Air Zermatt CEO Gerold Biner.
The simulator can also be used for other scenarios, such as external load training (HESLO), autorotation and vortex recovery, using a validated flight data model.
The small environmental footprint and the cost-effective price were important criteria for Air Zermatt when it selected VRM Switzerland’s simulator. In the long run, it will enable Air Zermatt to conduct more in-house training, allowing it to reduce the travel costs and time involved in traveling to other training centers. All this while doing something good for the environment in Zermatt.
“We have not found anything on the market that comes close to the solution that VRM Switzerland is offering in terms of quality and technology,” says Biner. “And I would like to mention the ultimate key to a successful partnership. We here at Air Zermatt are very passionate about what we do. So it was great to find in VRM Switzerland a team that is equally passionate about what they do: Offering the demanding pilot the best simulator experience.”
About Air Zermatt Ltd:
Air Zermatt Ltd was founded in 1968 with just a helicopter, a pilot and a mechanic. Today, Air Zermatt employs around 75 people: Pilots, paramedics, transport paramedics, flight assistants, mechanics, mission leaders and administrative staff. Air Zermatt has continually evolved through its more than 50-year history, from the “basic” helicopter, which was used exclusively for rescue operations, to a fleet of ten helicopters. All kinds of transports, tourist flights and rescue operations from the simple to the extreme can be carried out with this fleet.
About VRM Switzerland Ltd:
VRM Switzerland is a Swiss startup that offers VR-based training solutions for demanding pilots. A passionate team of young engineers, specialized physicists and aviation industry professionals develops the full product range in house, comprising the R22 and H125 trainers, and soon an HHO solution. VRM Switzerland is working with the EASA on new standards to deliver the potential of more advanced safety training to all operators. The partnership with KOPTER enables VRM Switzerland to tightly integrate their solutions with the OEM’s know-how and develop new training solution markets for single engine turbine helicopters.
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