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Last June, Héli-Union Training Center certified its entrol H135 T2+ flight training device (FTD) Level 2 simulator.
It is equipped with a spherical visual and a vibration system that allows pilots to feel real effects in the cockpit, such as vortex ring, turbulence or ground contact.
The simulator has three-axis autopilot, airborne collision avoidance system, weather radar, and dual GTN 750 to provide performance based navigation training.
Another key feature is the high resolution database of the southwest of France and Angoulême, with satellite imagery, oil rigs, boats, detailed mountain areas and hospitals.
Thanks to this new FTD level 2, Heli-Union’s simulator training program is now enhanced with credits for QT H135 visual flight rules/instrument rating and type rated instructor. It will also continue providing its existing commercial pilots licence, instrument rating, and multi-crew cooperation courses.
In words of Hervé Maugis, deputy director of HUTC, “We are very happy with our decision to contract entrol for the development of our simulator which is becoming a key-factor in our business development. We are convinced that the FTDs are going to be the perfect tool for training light or even medium-size helicopters.”
“From an ATO perspective, it was essential to get the purchased tool timely delivered, fully compliant with the real aircraft specifications and, moreover, with a high degree of reliability.”
“From a human point of view, the mutual trust we established with the commercial and technical staff of entrol and their reactivity for settling the bugs inherent to all simulator developments reinforced our belief in this emergent, but high-performance, simulator manufacturer.”
“Nobody knows the future, but it is very likely that our relationship with entrol will continue beyond this project.”