In the course of upcoming investments in new training equipment for pilot training and further education, Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) is cooperating with the manufacturer Reiser Simulation and Training in the field of helicopter simulation. This company is specialized in the production of helicopter full flight simulators of the type H145/H135 Level D.

With the acquisition of its first own combo-helicopter-simulator, LAT expands its training portfolio in this segment and responds to the high demand for training opportunities from Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), such as DRF Luftrettung.

The helicopter simulator manufactured by Reiser Simulation and Training is equipped with an interchangeable cockpit and thus is able to map both specifics of the H145 and H135 models. In addition, the Full Flight Simulator (FFS) is equipped with a Third Crew Member Station, where virtual reality technology is used to simulate how to abseil from a helicopter with the entire crew. Since air rescue missions are increasing during the night, the simulator is particularly suitable for training essential flight situations in a realistic atmosphere. The pilots can use their own night vision equipment and thus exactly simulate the reality of the mission. The simulator features a 240-by-80-degree direct projection of the moving images via high-resolution LED video projectors and an intuitive Instructor Operating Station (IOS).

The simulator is going to be put into operation at the largest training location of Lufthansa Aviation Training in Frankfurt, Germany, in 2020. The Letter of Intent on the cooperation between LAT and RST was signed on 29 April 2019, and seals the first cooperation between the two companies.