Airbus Helicopters EC175 FFS receives EASA certificate
The Airbus Helicopters EC175 Level D full flight simulator is now ready for service.
Airbus Helicopters’ first Level D flight simulator for the EC175 helicopter has received its EASA approval and is now ready for service.
Matthieu Louvot, head of Airbus Helicopters’ support and services, says: “Safety and support are of the utmost importance to Airbus Helicopters. Our introduction of these training systems responds to customers’ needs and expectations ahead of the first EC175 deliveries later this year. Our investment in such resources will enable a rapid and smooth service entry for the EC175, followed by its successful operation for years to come.”
The full flight simulator is at the Helisim Training Academy adjacent to Airbus Helicopters’ headquarters and production facility at Marignane, France.
In addition to the Europe-based training systems at Helisim, another EC175 Level D full-flight simulator will be located in the United States to serve the offshore oil and gas industry throughout the Americas.
Airbus Helicopters will begin EC175 deliveries later this year to the first customers.
At Helitech 2013 in London Corporate Jet Investor spoke to Jens Stoetzer and Markus Steinke of Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters):