This training device is approved by Airbus Helicopters and allows pilots to fly and feel the H125 with a level of fidelity very close to the real helicopter in all phases of flight and during emergency situations. The simulator will be used for pilot training and checking and will provide training credits.
Fabi Riesen, CEO of VRM Switzerland, said: “VRM Switzerland has further improved its VR technology which was qualified for the first time in 2021 for a different aircraft. A novelty is the common tablet with stored checklists and other documents which is fully integrated into the virtual world. This allows the pilot to use a real tablet in VR for the very first time.
Francesco Gaetani, EASA’s Acting Chief of Aircrew and Medical Services, added: “EASA has carefully studied the capabilities and effects of this combination of virtual reality and motion systems for helicopter training. “EASA is convinced that these types of new technologies will bring added value to training organizations in terms of cost and flight safety.”