02 Oktober 2009
NH-90 Simulator (photo : Aviation Week)
Helisim has inaugurated its first NH90 flight simulator at the training centre in Marignane, France, where it will be used to train military helicopter pilots.
Helisim is a company jointly created by Eurocopter, Thales and DCI.
The Australian Army Aviation, the French Navy and the French Army Air Corps (ALAT) will be the first customers to send their pilots to the Helisim facility for NH90 training.
"The inauguration of our new simulator for the NH90 is an extremely important step for Helisim," the company's CEO, Guy Dabadie, said.
"We can now offer all NH90 customers a more complete service.
"Since it was first created, Helisim has always been firmly committed to providing its customers with the highest-quality training, as we are keenly aware of how crucial it is to flight safety."
Helisim's NH90 Full Flight simulator (manufactured by Thales) is equipped with the very latest-generation database of visual images, capable of simulating all types of environments (be it desert, mountainous or maritime), weather conditions, special effects and battlefield threats via the use of "computer generated forces".