Thursday, June 26, 2014
Mid Atlantic Sim Center Receives Airbus FFS for Iceland-based Training Facility
Source: Mid Atlantic Sim Center
Mid Atlantic Sim Center, a newly established helicopter training organization in Iceland, has signed an agreement with Indra for the supply of a Level D Airbus Helicopters AS350 Full Flight Simulator. The simulator will be the first of its kind in Europe, will service both the AS350 B2 and the AS350 B3e, and is both EASA and FAA certified. The equipment will be up and running in the Mid Atlantic Sim Center training facility in Reykjavik, Iceland in the first quarter of 2016. The parties have as well agreed to cooperate on an additional simulator to service the Airbus AS355 NP.
The opening of the new training facility in Reykjavik will support the new EASA regulations that stipulate the use of simulators when available. This is in line with the EHEST and IHST objective to reduce the civil helicopter accident rate by 80 percent by 2016. Mid Atlantic Sim Center plans to provide full flight simulators, certified for both Europe and the United States.
With the Level D certification, AS350 customers can incorporate the simulator into their training programs and receive training credits. The AS350 Level D FFS with NVG certification training can provide complete training experience for customers in a variety of missions including Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), business aviation, off shore and utility work, both for initial and recurrency training.
After the training period, flight crews will review their training experience at the Debriefing Station, which doubles as a Tactical Command Console for Chief Pilots, Unit Commanders and Incident Commanders to direct the parameters of the simulation.