Level D Full Flight Simulator H145 at Helisim LLC in Texas

11 February 2020

The new Helisim state-of-the-art training center is on track at Airbus Helicopters Inc.’s North American headquarters in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

With an initial investment of $40 million, the center will provide introductory and training to thousands of pilots and technicians each year.

In addition, the first ever Level D Full Flight Simulator in North America for the H145, a high-tech civil helicopter that is growing in popularity in the Americas and worldwide, has just made its way across the Atlantic to arrive in Texas. It will now be reassembled and undergo extensive testing before its final qualification by the Federal Aviation Administration planned mid-2020.

Developed by Thales, the Level D H145 full flight simulator fitted with an OEM Airbus Simpack is the most advanced simulator on the market.

The new simulation center already incorporates and has been operating since January 2019, the AS350 full-flight simulator and EC135/EC145 Flight Training Device.