Rotorsim to take first AW189 FFS in 2013

AgustaWestland AW189Rotorsim,
a consortium owned equally by CAE and AgustaWestland will operate the world’s
first AgustaWestland AW189 full-flight simulator (FFS). The CAE 3000 Series
simulator will be installed at AgustaWestland’s “A. Marchetti” Training Academy
in Sesto Calende, Italy and will be available for
training from the third quarter 2013.

Ponsonby, AgustaWestland’s senior vice president training, said, “The AW189
full flight simulator will enable us to offer type conversion, recurrent and
operational role training for this new generation commercial helicopter that is
already attracting significant sales around the world. We look forward to bringing
this new simulator online during the third quarter of 2013 so our customers can
benefit from the high quality of training it will provide.”

and CAE have also agreed to collaborate on developing and delivering AW189
training devices globally based on market demand and requirements.

“CAE has
developed training systems for the greatest variety of helicopters, and we are
pleased AgustaWestland has selected us as their partner in developing the
world’s first AW189 full-flight simulator,” said Martin Gagne, CAE’s group
president, military products, training and services.  “Together, AgustaWestland and CAE share a
commitment to offering high-fidelity, mission-focused training that enhances
safety, efficiency and mission readiness for civil and military helicopter

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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