Friday, May 1, 2009
Rotorcraft Report: Brazil Approves AW109 Simulator
COMMERCIAL | SIMULATOR
Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) will train on AgustaWestland’s AW109 Power Level D full flight simulator. The device is based at the Alessandro Marchetti Training Academy in Sesto Calende, Italy. "In the past, Brazilian pilots had to train on actual aircraft to get ANAC-approved certification," said AgustaWestland Communications Manager Geoff Russell. "Now they can train on simulators, which can be more advantageous for learning emergency procedures, such as autorotation, in a safe environment."
AgustaWestland is seeing business increase in Brazil with more than 100 units on order at this time. The orders cover the entire range of helicopter products, Russell said. "[We have] a lot of orders in the VIP/corporate transport and offshore transport sectors."