Ryan Aerospace delivers 500th flight simulator


Ryan Aerospace sells to civil and military clients worldwide.

Flight simulator manufacturer, Ryan Aerospace based on Australia’s Gold Coast has delivered its 500th flight simulator.

“Ryan Aerospace are seen as leaders in the virtual and mixed reality flight simulation market, evidenced by recently delivering their 500th flight simulator,” the company’s MD, Chris Ryan, told Helicopter Investor.

Launched in 2005, the company first manufactured rotary wing simulators before expanding into the fixed wing flight training market. Ryan Aerospace’s range includes certified simulators together with, more recently, virtual and mixed reality technologies. Ryan Aerospace (Australia) specialises in the design, manufacture and through-life support of realistic, robust, accurate and cost-effective helicopter and jet flight simulators for civil, military and emergency applications, according to the company’s website.

The company sells to civil and military clients worldwide. It claims significant sales in Australia, Europe and the Middle East. Clients include Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky, BAE Systems, CAE, Airbus Helicopters, EDMS as well as regulatory authorities such as the FAA for civil and the US Agility Prime contracts.

Military customers include the US Air Force, US Navy and US Army. Ryan Aerospace said it has installed hundreds of devices around the US in support of Pilot Training Transformation (PTT) / Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT2.5), Aviator Training Next (ATN) and Fighter Bomber Fundamentals.

Ryan Aerospace’s product line includes the Bell 206 FAA certified helicopter simulator, produced in partnership with Precision Flight Controls (PFC) based in Sacramento, California. This flight simulator can also be reconfigured as a Bell 407GX.

Ryan, said he was thrilled to reach the landmark delivery with a small but growing team. “In the meantime, we’re straight back at it with another 70 or so simulators to go out the door in the next two months,” he said. “We look forward to continuing the work we are doing with Prime working with Vertex Solutions (USA) and Precision Flight Controls(USA) who have been instrumental partners in many of these projects.”