HEMS Academy receives EASA / LBA approval for new H145 Level D simulator

The ADAC HEMS Academy has announced that the H145 Level D full-flight simulator (FFS) is now available as a mission-experienced flight training source for international H145 operators.

The new made-in-Germany Level D simulator was ready for training on Jan. 10, 2018. Christoph Papsch Photo
The new made-in-Germany Level D simulator was ready for training
on Jan. 10, 2018. Christoph Papsch Photo
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The new H145 Level D simulator, developed and produced in close cooperation by Reiser Simulation & Training GmbH in Germany, completes the portfolio of EC135 and EC145 FFS at the academy and sets a new standard in the world of helicopter simulation.

The simulator comprises a 6 DOF-electric motion and vibration system; directly projected moving imagery using 15 two-channel HD LED video projectors on a 240- by 80-degree screen; and an intuitive on board instructor operating station (IOS) guaranteed to be the highest level of realistic flight experience.

“Besides Level D standards, the H145 FFS offers pilots the opportunity to gain experience in night vision goggles (NVG) flight, making use of the NVGs the operators use during their missions,” said Thomas Hutsch, CEO of the ADAC HEMS Academy.

The mission experience of ADAC Air Rescue, the sister organization of the HEMS Academy, operating 14 H145 helicopters, has translated into safety-oriented training and the development of the H145 FFS at the ADAC HEMS Academy.

The simulator comprises a 6 DOF-electric motion and vibration system, directly projected moving imagery, and an intuitive on board instructor operating station. Christoph Papsch Photo
The simulator comprises a 6 DOF-electric motion and vibration system, directly projected moving imagery, and an intuitive on board instructor operating station. Christoph Papsch Photo

ADAC Air Rescue is one of the major helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) operators in Europe, which has established considerable expertise and a respected record for safe flying of successful HEMS missions during more than 45 years of operation.

Operators from various mission profiles worldwide — like HEMS, law enforcement, VIP services, or offshore operators — value the professional service and personal touch of the HEMS Academy, which is easy to reach via three international airports in close proximity.

“We are dedicated to ensure the best training possible for ADAC crews,” said Hutsch. “Partners worldwide can benefit from the same top-level training facilities used by Germany’s largest air ambulance service.”

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