CAE and Eurocopter today announced an agreement for an EC225 helicopter training facility in Norway, including a CAE 3000 Series Level D flight and mission simulator.
To be located at CAE's training center in Norway, the new EC225 simulator to be operational from 2015 will provide an unprecedented level of realism for pilot mission training - including flight profiles for the offshore oil and gas sector, search and rescue (SAR) operations and other complex scenarios for which simulation training is ideally suited. The EC-225 simulator will be equipped with a CAE Tropos-6000 visual system and a Eurocopter original simulation package.
"CAE is proud to be named an Approved Simulation Center for Norway. This is the first time CAE and Eurocopter have announced a collaboration of this type, and it is a positive step for two industry leaders to cooperate to further enhance aviation safety in the helicopter industry," said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "We look forward to providing the highest quality flight and mission training in Norway, which is well positioned to serve the oil and gas markets."
Additionally, Eurocopter and its local representative, OSTNES, intend to quickly extend the new Norway center's capabilities by installing an AS350 helicopter full-flight simulator at the facility.