FlightSafety and Air Method to add new Level D simulator to Airbus Helicopters

FlightSafety International and Air Methods will be adding a new Level D qualified full-flight simulator for the Airbus Helicopters EC145 at the FlightSafety leaning centre in Denver, Colorado.

The simulator is scheduled to enter service early next year (2020) and will be used primarily by Air Methods to train its pilots, as well as offering training to other EC145 operators with FlightSafety.

Design and manufacture of this new FS1000 simulator is underway at the company’s simulation facility in Oklahoma. It will be equipped with the industry-leading VITAL 1100 visual system, CrewView glass mirror display, electric motion control and cueing, and advanced instructor operating station.

FlightSafety FS1000 simulator

David Davenport, co-chief executive officer and commercial president for FlightSafety, said: “We appreciate the opportunity to expand the services and support we provide to Air Methods at our Denver centre with this new EC145 simulator. Air Methods is a highly valued partner that shares our commitment to enhance helicopter safety.”

In 2014, FlightSafety entered into a comprehensive long-term agreement with Air Methods to provide flight simulators at its Denver facility. The centre is currently equipped with simulators for the single-engine Airbus AS350 B3, Airbus EC130T2, Airbus EC135 and Bell 407GX helicopters.