New AW139 simulator certified in Italy
Rotorsim has announced that ENAC (the Italian Civil Aviation Authority) has certified a CAE 3000 Series AW139 full-flight simulator (FFS), jointly developed by AgustaWestland and CAE, to Level D.
The new AW139 FFS – the third for Rotorsim – is the second located at the AgustaWestland Training Academy in Sesto Calende, Italy. This simulator is installed within the new simulation building which will include up to nine FFSs and five flight training devices.
John Ponsonby, senior vice president Customer Support & Training Services, AgustaWestland said: “This third AW139 simulator for Rotorsim includes added mission equipment features that allow us to deliver high quality mission training for roles such as search and rescue to our customers. The availability of this AW139 simulator further boosts our capacity to meet growing customer demand for high quality simulator training and the increasing fleet size for what is the world’s best selling helicopter in its class.”
“Helicopter operators are continuing to fully understand how simulation-based training is proven to be one of the best approaches for improving safety, operational efficiency and mission readiness,” said Ian Bell, CAE’s vice president and business leader – Europe. “By formally certifying another AW139 simulator to Level D, Rotorsim is helping to ensure that operators of AgustaWestland helicopters receive access to the highest fidelity training systems.”
Rotorsim is a joint venture between AgustaWestland and CAE.