Selection marks Rockwell Collins debut in commercial helicopter simulation and training
Rockwell Collins will supply visual systems, including image generators, databases, and projectors, plus avionics, data and software to Coptersafety Ltd, an independent helicopter training establishment located in Helsinki, Finland. The systems will be used at Coptersafety’s new training facility at Helsinki Airport.
“This contract allows us to leverage the benefits of our avionics and visual systems, and apply them to an adjacent application,” said LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president and general manager of Simulation and Training Solutions. “The result is an industry leading, cost effective and proven solution, with our commitment to support the equipment and Coptersafety well into the future.”
This comprehensive suite of capabilities and products will facilitate the use of technologies, previously used in military rotary wing applications and apply them to the commercial helicopter training environment. The solution brings forward the highest fidelity training environment, adding realism, enhancing situational awareness from ground to air and improving overall operational safety for the flight crews.
Under this contract, Rockwell Collins will supply three visual systems to be used on “roll-on-roll-off’ full flight simulator platforms, adaptable for five aircraft trainers including, H125, H145, AW169 and AW189 helicopters.
Simulation and training technologies integrated into the visual systems include:
- The EP-8100 image generator, already used for other commercial fixed-wing and military applications
- Rockwell Collins new WholeEarth populated world model with 3D feature
- Laser illuminated high fidelity projectors
- Custom made training scenarios, avionics parts and data
The first devices are due to enter service in late-2017.