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Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 and EC130 T2

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Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 and EC130 T2 – Simulation-Based Training

FlightSafety: Level D Qualified Simulators

Our new simulators for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 and EC130 T2 at our new helicopter Learning Center of excellence in Denver, Colorado, are among the first in the world to bring Level D training to single-engine helicopter operators. The Learning Center also features a Level D simulator for the Airbus Helicopters H135. That simulator has been in use at FlightSafety’s Dallas Learning Center and was the first installed and certified simulator in Denver. The Airbus Helicopters EC130 T2 simulator will enter service once FlightSafety completes the design, development and manufacture of the new single-engine simulator. The Center will also offer classrooms and a full complement of Customer service areas.

VITAL 1100 + CrewView = Unprecedented Fidelity
The new simulators will be equipped with FlightSafety’s industry leading VITAL 1100 visual system and CrewView glass mirror displays and 60-inch electric motion base. The unprecedented fidelity and levels of detail offered by the VITAL 1100 visual system significantly enhance training by providing highly detailed mission specific imagery with vastly improved scene content and exceptional environmental effects. VITAL 1100 provides system resolutions that are over 12 million pixels for a typical three-channel out-the-window field of view of 200 degrees horizontally. This increase in resolution offers a substantial improvement in visual acuity.

Multi-Function Instructor Operating Station
FlightSafety’s FS1000 simulators feature tightly integrated computer hardware and software across subsystems that allow for more accurate and higher fidelity simulation. It offers the latest multi-core 64-bit architecture and the supporting real-time tools. The FS1000 also features FlightSafety’s all new multi-function Instructor Operating Station designed to enhance the effectiveness of training by providing instructors with a highly productive and efficient workspace equipped with an intuitive interface, scalable graphics, and large multi-touch displays.

The Simulation-Based Training Advantage

If you’re still using your aircraft for training, it’s time to reconsider. As airlines and corporate flight departments have known for decades, there simply is no substitute for simulation-based training. And now, taking direct and indirect costs into account, FlightSafety helicopter simulation training can save you money compared with in-flight training.

No Comparison
Compared with simulation-based training, in-aircraft training has few advantages and many drawbacks.

  • Exposes your crews to unnecessary risk
  • Takes your aircraft out of revenue service
  • Discourages repetition to build proficiency
  • Adds wear and tear to your aircraft
  • Requires pretend scenarios with imagined outcomes
  • Precludes training in adverse weather or other challenging situation

The More Effective Alternative
FlightSafety simulation-based training overcomes these shortcomings. More thorough and comprehensive, it allows crews to review and practice normal, abnormal and emergency procedures. A broad range of scenarios replicate virtually any possible situation, in every conceivable weather and environmental condition. Realistic scenarios require pilots to develop the right decisions, driving home the need to understand and follow emergency procedures. It’s as important to know that certain actions take priority during a crisis as it is to make the right call when the real-life situation is deteriorating by the second.

Save Your Aircraft for Your Mission
FlightSafety simulation-based training is the most effective training available. Use your aircraft for its intended mission and avoid the risk of training accidents.