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LAT and DRF prepare for Frankfurt sim training launch
Cutting-edge flight simulation technology in the form of a dual Airbus helicopter programme is the product of sim trainer LAT's cooperations with HEMS and special mission operations specialist DRF Luftrettung.
With the FFS Level D winch operations can be simulated. Image source: Reiser simulation and training.
Read this story in our January 2020 printed issue.

Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) and the academy of HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung have created a new pilot training and further training programme and a full flight simulator level D will be available at LAT's training centre in Frankfurt from August 2020.

The simulator is configurable for both the Airbus Helicopters H135 and H145 types and is certified by EASA. Human helicopter hoist missions can be trained with the help of virtual reality technology involving the entire crew, and flight procedures can be simulated at night with night vision equipment, both with 'white' and 'green' phosphor NVGs. Pilot training can be conducted under meteorological conditions and a variety of realistic landing scenarios, with moving objects in the landing area, as well as at different locations such as airfields or hospitals.

LAT MD Ola Hansson says: “By investing in our first own helicopter simulator in our training fleet of over 55 full flight simulators, we are opening up to new markets and looking forward to working with DRF Luftrettung in this area. In addition, our largest training centre in Frankfurt is ideally located for customers from all over the world. Crews can complete their training here around the clock all year round.”

DRF Luftrettung COO Dr Peter Huber adds: “Based on our more than 40 years of experience in HEMS operations and our expertise in pilot education and training, as well as LAT's diverse competencies, we were able to jointly develop a comprehensive training offer on the new Airbus H135/H145 full flight simulator.”

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