Norwegian Competence Centre Helicopter has had its H135 T3 (EC135 T3H) full flight simulator qualified to the highest standard Level D by CAA Norway, the responsible competent aviation authority. The simulator, designed and manufactured by Reiser Simulation and Training, is now available for training under EASA regulations.
The device is seen as a perfect addition to the H145 D2 (BK117 D2) FFS D, which has already been operated by NCCH since 2018. Both configurations can be installed within the same simulator by exchanging some controls and instruments and selecting the respective software load. The process has been optimised and configurations can be exchanged within an hour, allowing efficient usage of the simulator for both helicopter types.
Roman Sperl, CEO of Reiser Simulation and Training comments: “I am very proud of the entire team who achieved qualification on their first attempt. This simulator is proven to meet highest training standards and is even exceeding the requirements given by EASA. It will be a perfect training tool for any kind of H135 crew training.”
The simulator includes step 3 of Airbus Helicopters' Helionix avionics system as well as a full replica of the aft cabin for interactive third crew member training. The same as in the H145 configuration, the third crew member of an H135 can be trained on any crew coordination tasks while offering him/her a perfect out-of-the-window view using VR technology.
NCCH CEO Michael Mayrhofer concludes: “With this initial qualification of the H135 T3 another important milestone of NCCH has been achieved. The major success contributor was the outstanding performance of Reiser Simulation and Training and the good relationship within the whole team. NCCH is now happy to offer the increased simulator portfolio to our main customer NLA (Norwegian Air Ambulance), but also to customers from around the world for both dry or wet training.”