The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified Airbus Helicopters’ Level D full-flight simulator for the EC175. Located in Marignane, France at the company’s Helisim Training Academy, the simulator boasts a visual projection system with a 201-by-80-degree continuous field of view, and is equipped with the same data pack, avionics suite and automatic flight control system as the actual EC175.
EC175 simulator. Photo courtesy Airbus Helicopters
The simulator employs a motion system with computer-generated visual scenes and representations of cockpit instruments to allow for specific mission scenarios. In addition to the Europe-based training systems in France, another EC175 Level D full-flight simulator will be located in the U.S. to serve the offshore oil and gas industry throughout the Americas.