A team from the Fuerza Aérea de Chile (FACH), División de Educación is the first class to receive technical certification on VE Studio, DiSTI’s virtual training development platform.

The División de Educación is part of the Chilean Air Force, or FACH, and is the organization responsible for developing training for the military branch.

“We needed to find a better way to train our aircraft maintainers and decided that 3D virtual technology was the right technology to achieve that goal,” said Cristian Román from FACH. “With VE Studio, we can use our existing staff to continue to develop the various training courses and do not have to worry about the underlying technology platform.”

FACH selected DiSTI to develop a virtual maintenance training solution to improve maintenance training processes for the fleet of Bell 412 Helicopters, which has been the primary aircraft for search and rescue and troop transport operations since 2007.

“We have been very pleased with the results of this project for the Bell 412 and are looking to expand it to other aircraft in our fleet,” said General José Miguel Aguirre, head of the División de Educación. “This certification will help to ensure that our education team has the skills to continue to develop our training capabilities using the best technology available on the market today.”

The DiSTI certifications are tailored to the functions and roles in virtual training development, including program managers, artists, developers and procedure specialists. The company plans to expand its certification programs across all product lines in 2018.

“We have reached a point where virtual training is becoming widely adopted and customers are looking for standardization and certification to ensure that their staff has the skills and capabilities to develop and maintain their training solutions,” said Joe Swinski, DiSTI CEO.