US Air Force C-130 Aeromedical Trainer Becomes Operational

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US Air Force C-130 Aeromedical Trainer Becomes Operational
US Air Force C-130 Aeromedical Trainer Becomes Operational

US Air Force's C-130 Aeromedical Evacuation Training System that replicates the vibrations and turbulence often encountered during take-off, landing, and in-flight, is now on-motion, fully operational and ready-for-training.

Developed by CAE for United States Air Force at Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB), the C-130 Aeromedical Evacuation Training System for an aeromedical fuselage trainer will now provide US Air Force aeromedical evacuation crews with a more realistic virtual training environment.

The C-130 Aeromedical Evacuation Training System will provide highly realistic training to better prepare USAF aeromedical crews for pre-flight, emergency procedures and in-flight patient care.

The addition of a motion platform makes this high-fidelity trainer even more realistic and enables the aeromedical crews to rehearse in a safe, immersive training environment, which will ultimately improve patient safety and survivability during rescue missions.

The electric motion system replicates the vibrations and turbulence often encountered during take-off, landing, and in-flight, thus delivering a more immersive and realistic aeromedical training environment.

The motion system supports the entire 14,000 pound payload of the fully-equipped C-130 fuselage trainer.

The C-130 aeromedical fuselage trainer now moves across all six-degrees-of-freedom (6-DOF), including three rotational degrees of freedom (roll, pitch, yaw) and three linear degrees of freedom (surge, heave, sway).

In addition to the C-130 fuselage trainer, CAE's Aeromedical Evacuation Training System includes human patient simulators from CAE Healthcare and a comprehensive curriculum, including portable instructor operator station to provide full control and customization of a variety of aeromedical training scenarios.

CAE's Aeromedical Evacuation Training System can be developed for a range of air mobility aircraft platforms, as well as for rotary-wing aircraft.

CAE is currently developing additional Aeromedical Evacuation Training Systems for the U.S. Air Force to replicate the C-17 transport and KC-135 tanker configured for aeromedical missions. These new training devices will be delivered later in 2017.

The training devices will also feature a motion system and include partial replicas of both the C-17 and KC-135 fuselages outfitted for the aeromedical evacuation mission. CAE Healthcare will provide high-fidelity patient simulators, instructors and training support services.

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