Coptersafety started the installation of its next Level D Full-Flight simulator at the end of last year, and it is estimated to be ready for training in May. The installation work is done in cooperation with the experts from TRU Simulation + Training, which is the provider of all Coptersafety’s new simulators. The evaluation and approval of the EASA compliance authorities will take place after the assembly of the helicopter simulator.

There is a significant amount of H125 operators within the aviation market, but simulator training is lagging, compared to the operation of twin-engine helicopters in sectors such as oil and gas, search and rescue, and helicopter emergency medical services.

« With a new H125, FFS Level D Coptersafety can offer training scenarios and operational training for onshore single-engine helicopter operations in the same way that has already been seen in multi-engine helicopter operations. When the training is not limited to a set of emergencies the training will be more efficient and realistic. Using flight simulators in training also reduces risks associated with high-risk training scenarios, e.g., flight training for a loss of hydraulic power » stated Mikko Kallio, the head of Training and Development at Coptersafety. Even though our H125 simulator will be ready for training in May the booking is already open through Coptersafety’s website.