Eurocopter inaugurates new Dauphin simulator

Heli Union AS365 simulatorEurocopter and Heli-Union
have celebrated the inauguration of a new Dauphin AS365 N3/N3+ flight simulator
at the Heli-Union training centre at Angoulême in France.

“We are proud, thanks to
this new collaboration, to accompany Héli-Union in their most demanding missions
and to exploit completely the tremendous capacities of the Dauphin N3 in higher
safety and efficiency conditions”, said Philippe Crespo, Eurocopter vice-president
for worldwide training services and simulation.
“This simulator for the Dauphin N3 is also in line with Eurocopter training policy
to offer to the customers the most adapted solution.”

“Thanks to the successful
cooperation with Eurocopter and Thales, the new simulator which we are inaugurating
will help us keep our pilots’ qualifications up-to-date in order to meet our
customers’ needs as well as that of the market in terms of safety” said
Héli-Union chairman and chief executve Jean-Christophe Schmitt.

The new flight simulator
is owned by Héli-Union Training Centre. It has a double qualification: Full Flight
Simulator (FFS) level B and Level 3 Flight Training Device. The objective is to
progressively reach a 3000-hour yearly rate of training for Héli-Union and
other civil and military customers.

“We particularly
appreciate the renewed trust that Héli-Union has shown towards us and the collaborative
work with Eurocopter on this new simulator”, said Jean-Jacques Guittard, vice president
Training & Simulation business at Thales. “Reality H, Thales’s
state-of-the-art simulator, is based on the new generation of Thales products,
designed to maximise training capacity and availability while
offering greater ease of installation, operation and maintenance”.

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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