Eurocopter inaugurates new Dauphin simulator


Eurocopter and Heli-Union inaugurates a new Dauphin AS365 N3/N3+ full flight simulator

Heli Union AS365 simulatorEurocopter and Heli-Union
have celebrated the inauguration of a new Dauphin AS365 N3/N3+ flight simulator
at the Heli-Union training centre at Angoulême in France.

“We are proud, thanks to
this new collaboration, to accompany Héli-Union in their most demanding missions
and to exploit completely the tremendous capacities of the Dauphin N3 in higher
safety and efficiency conditions”, said Philippe Crespo, Eurocopter vice-president
for worldwide training services and simulation.
“This simulator for the Dauphin N3 is also in line with Eurocopter training policy
to offer to the customers the most adapted solution.”

“Thanks to the successful
cooperation with Eurocopter and Thales, the new simulator which we are inaugurating
will help us keep our pilots’ qualifications up-to-date in order to meet our
customers’ needs as well as that of the market in terms of safety” said
Héli-Union chairman and chief executve Jean-Christophe Schmitt.

The new flight simulator
is owned by Héli-Union Training Centre. It has a double qualification: Full Flight
Simulator (FFS) level B and Level 3 Flight Training Device. The objective is to
progressively reach a 3000-hour yearly rate of training for Héli-Union and
other civil and military customers.

“We particularly
appreciate the renewed trust that Héli-Union has shown towards us and the collaborative
work with Eurocopter on this new simulator”, said Jean-Jacques Guittard, vice president
Training & Simulation business at Thales. “Reality H, Thales’s
state-of-the-art simulator, is based on the new generation of Thales products,
designed to maximise training capacity and availability while
offering greater ease of installation, operation and maintenance”.