Thai Aviation Services S-92 helicopter aircrews will now train at the CAE Brunei MPTC. Photo courtesy of CAE
Thai Aviation Services has begun Sikorsky S-92 simulator training at the CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC). CAE said Thursday Thai Aviation Services is doing so under a multi-year contract.
“We chose the CAE Brunei MPTC for our S-92 training because the simulator provides the needed realism for our helicopter-specific offshore oil and gas mission profile,” said Capt. Nattapat Pongsatitvittaya, chief pilot at Thai Aviation Services. “We also considered the added value to conduct search and rescue mission training for potential future SAR operations at Thai Aviation Services.”
Based in Bangkok, Thai Aviation Services operates a fleet of S-92 . Those aircraft are used primarily for offshore oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Thailand, CAE said.
The CAE 3000 Series S-92 helicopter mission simulator at the CAE Brunei MPTC features helicopter-specific mission training, including offshore oil and gas, search and rescue, and more, according to CAE. Pilots can practice low-level flight, confined area operations, autorotation and landing on platforms at sea.
CAE said the simulator features technologies including the company’s True six degree-of-freedom electric motion system and high-performance vibration platform to replicate vibration cues critical to helicopter pilots; a high-fidelity CAE Medallion-6000 image generator; and a direct projection 210 deg by 80 deg extreme field-of-view dome display system.
The CAE Brunei MPTC offers a comprehensive training program for the Sikorsky S-70i, too, which is operated by the Royal Brunei Air Force. The center is a joint venture of CAE and the Ministry of Finance of Brunei Darussalam.