FlightSafety and Sikorsky on the point of opening S76C++ simulator in Singapore
FlightSafety International and Sikorsky are on the point of starting S-76C+ and S-76C++ training on a full-flight simulator in Singapore.
The new FlightSafety FS1000 simulator is awaiting Level D qualification by the FAA prior to the expected start date in March 2016. The move coincides well with news from the recent Helicopter Investor conference which showed that the C++ model is currently more popular than the new S-76D and that prices of the now-discontinued model are holding up very well.
“Offering training for Sikorsky S-76C+ and S-76C++ helicopters in Singapore demonstrates FlightSafety’s ongoing commitment to provide Sikorsky helicopter operators in Asia with the highest quality training using advanced technology simulators that are qualified to the highest standard,” said David Davenport, Executive VP of FlightSafety.
“Sikorsky and FlightSafety are committed to the continued investment of advanced support solutions for operators of S-76C+ and C++ helicopters in Asia. This new simulator in Singapore marks another milestone towards this endeavor”, added Christophe Nurit, Sikorsky VP for Asia.
The simulator is equipped with FlightSafety’s Vital 1100 visual system includes photo-realistic, highly-detailed mission specific imagery that incorporates latest terrain information with geo-specific satellite images. Training benefits also include a Whole-Earth environment and worldwide database. Additionally, CrewView glass mirror displays are installed to deliver unprecedented simulation training fidelity, the greatest level of realism with superior optical performance, and sharper image clarity.
FlightSafety has worked with Sikorsky since 1983 and already offers training on helicopter models from the Connecticut-based manufacturer at their Learning Centers in Dallas, Texas; Lafayette, Louisiana; Stavanger, Norway: West Palm Beach, Florida; and Farnborough in the United Kingdom.