Thales helicopter simulator certified

June 8, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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NEUILLY, France, June 8 (UPI) -- The Thales helicopter simulator system installed at a Eurocopter facility in Singapore has been given certification from French civilian aviation authorities.

The achievement of FTD level 3 and FFS level B certification from the French civil aviation authority DGAC means the Reality H simulator is judged suitable for type-rating training on the Dauphin N3 helicopter and proficiency training for yearly revalidation of pilot licenses.

The modular Reality H simulator is comprised of a docking station and a dome-mounted visual system on a six-axis, electrically operated motion system. The direct-projection visual system offers a wide field of view, combined with high-resolution geo-specific imagery from the ThalesView NG image generator.

The simulator's cockpit can be replaced by that of another helicopter type, while its instrument panel can be also reconfigured for different helicopters as well as to operate with analog or digital instrumentation.

Eurocopter's training center in Singapore serves the company's civilian and military clients in the Southeast Asia region.

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