By Amy Kluber | April 20, 2017
Japan's leading civil helicopter company has purchased a Frasca International level 5 flight-training device for the Airbus Helicopters H125 AStar.
Aero Asahi Corp. plans to use the simulator to train h125 pilots and provide operational training for offshore, emergency medical service, search and rescue, and electric power line patrol missions for both normal and emergency situations in different weather conditions, according to a Frasca press release.
The Toyota Motor Corp. subsidiary operates a fleet of 80 single- and twin-engine helicopters. The sim will be equipped with a Frasca TruVision global visual system with a Frasca Simplicity Instructor Operator Station.
The simulator will be installed in October, with Japan Civil Aviation Bureau certification expected to follow.