FlightSafety to Offer Simulator Training for EC145s

By Staff Writer | December 29, 2014

FlightSafety International will soon offer simulator training for the Airbus EC145 helicopter. Currently under design and development, the new FS1000 simulator for the EC145 is expected to receive Level D qualification and enter service early in 2016.

The new FS1000 is equipped with FlightSafety’s VITAL 1100 visual system and Crewview glass mirror with a 200 x 60 degree field of view and 60-inch electric motion base. The VITAL 1100 provides highly detailed, mission-specific imagery with vastly improved scene content and environmental effects. It also provides over 12 million pixels of system resolution for a typical three channel, out-the-window field of view of 200 degrees horizontally. This increase in resolution capability offers a substantial improvement in visual acuity.

The FS1000’s software and hardware is tightly integrated across subsystems, allowing for more accurate and higher fidelity simulation. It includes the latest multi-core 64-bit architecture and supporting real-time tools. It also includes FlightSafety’s new multi-function Instructor Operating Station, which enhances training effectiveness by giving instructors a highly productive and efficient workspace equipped with an intuitive interface, scalable graphics and large multi-touch displays.


Training for the Airbus EC135 helicopter is currently offered at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. FlightSafety will open a new Learning Center in Colorado in 2016 that will provide training for the Airbus AS350 B2, Airbus EC130T2 and Airbus EC135.

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