Rockwell Collins is providing Coptersafety, a supplier of commercial rotary wing training, with three turnkey integrated Level D helicopter, dome-based complete visual systems including multiple EP-8100® image generators; 4K ultra-high resolution; liquid-crystal-over silicon (LCoS) laser-illuminated projectors; a 240 degree by 80 degree motion-compatible dome display; night-vision goggle capability; and additional channels for camera systems, vertical reference window, cargo mirrors and an Enhanced Vision System (EVS). Deliveries are currently underway to Coptersafety’s training facility in Helsinki, Finland, and two systems have already been certified by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency.
Rockwell says this award shows its ability to transfer technology developed for military rotary-wing applications into the civil helicopter training environment where pilots are trained for a wide range of missions, including Search and Rescue (SAR), Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), operations on static and mobile drilling platforms, firefighting, wind-farm servicing and more.
“We know that our simulator training empowered by custom visuals like those we receive from Rockwell Collins brings more significance and benefits to pilot training,” said Ivar Koster, chief flight instructor at Coptersafety. “Some of the most valuable feedback came from a pilot who said that stepping into our simulator was like entering a familiar environment — that he was solely able to focus on flying, training content and learning.”