Loft Dynamics’ Airbus H125 simulator sold to EPNER


Loft Dynamics has sold an Airbus H125 simulator to EPNER.

Flight simulator manufacturer Loft Dynamics has sold an Airbus H125 flight simulator to the EPNER test pilot school in France. The virtual reality device will make pilot training safer, more affordable, accessible and sustainable, claimed the manufacturer.

Based near Marseilles in southern France, EPNER trains test crews – including pilots, engineers, air traffic controllers and parachutists – to conduct and manage ground and flight tests for military and civilian aircraft.

The simulator will enable the school to train flight behaviours at “the edge of the envelope and beyond”, so that students hone their skills and before flying the aircraft, said Patrice Gaillon, deputy director and head of Training at EPNER. “The exact replication of flight behaviour, including precise helicopter movements, and high-quality 3D visual depictions, made it overwhelmingly clear that we needed to implement Loft Dynamics’ simulator into our test crew training programmes,” he added.

“This kind of simulator training is incredibly efficient; we can safely and regularly repeat manoeuvres until the required performance level is reached all while never being beholden to aircraft availability, which is subject to weather conditions, airport hours of operation and maintenance slots.”

The partnership will facilitate further development of the manufacturer’s simulators, said Fabi Riesen, founder and CEO of Loft Dynamics.  Their diverse training and testing exposure and expert insights will allow us to continuously iterate and improve our technology to benefit our existing and prospective customers worldwide,” he said. This level of adaptive responsiveness is especially valuable as we expand to fixed wing and electric vehicle takeoff and landing aircraft FSTDs.”

EPNER operates under the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French government agency responsible for acquiring and developing military equipment and technology.