Training Center for Offshore Helicopter Pilots Opened in Norway
- Business & Finance
CAE and Eurocopter announced an agreement for an EC225 training facility in Norway, including a CAE 3000 Series Level D flight and mission simulator that will begin operation in 2015 as part of the Eurocopter-approved simulation center.
The center’s new EC225 simulator 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.
The joint CAE/Eurocopter announcement was made in London at the U.K. Helitech International exposition.
“CAE is very excited and proud to be named an Approved Simulation Center for Norway. This marks 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 uniquely positioned to serve the oil and gas markets.”
Additionally, Eurocopter and its local representative, ØSTNES, intend to quickly extend the new Norway center’s capabilities by installing an AS350 helicopter full-flight simulator at the facility.
“Through our agreement with CAE, we will expand our world-class service and support network,” said Matthieu Louvot, Eurocopter’s Senior Vice President Support & Services.
“We will provide Norway-based customers with pilot training that leverages the safest and most innovative technologies, and is closer to their bases of operation.”
Press Release, September 25, 2013