RotorSky has a new addition to its fleet of helicopters – an EASA qualified Flight Training Device (FTD) 3 / Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainer (FNPT) III MCC for the H135 (EC135 T3H), which will be operated at their headquarters at Linz international airport (LOWL) in Austria.

The simulator is a new development based on the Full Flight Simulator (FFS) D software developed by Reiser Simulation and Training. It was designed and manufactured by RS Flight Systems, a company located in the Southern part of Germany.

RotorSky will use this device mainly for instrument-ratings, technical crew member training (HEMS operation), multi-crew coordination training, and refresher courses.

An additional advantage of it is the communality to the FFSs built by Reiser Simulation and Training – all FSTDs used by RotorSky, from FFS D to FTD 3 and also the Avionics Desktop Trainer, run on the same software with the same IOS. This makes instructor standardisation an easy effort and saves a lot of costs.

Maximilian Rommel, CEO of RS Flight Systems said: “Our F-light line family concept is designed for our ATO customers and due to the modularity of its design it can be tailored to the specific needs of any organisation. Thanks to our cooperation with Reiser Simulation and Training we can guarantee highest standards for each level combined with the unique communality among ours and Reiser’s products.”

Beside the classic analogue instrumentation, known as the ‘basic T’, also the complex avionics of the original Helicopter, namely Helionix, are available with full functionality. Students are able to build up experience on both systems already during their initial training.

Dr. Michael Mayrhofer, CEO of RotorSky said: “The simulator marks another milestone in our consequent journey to bring highest training quality on a reasonable economical basis. Many training experts already realized that the FFS is not the proper tool for every training objective – moreover every training objective requires an ideal training tool in term of fidelity, efficiency and economy. The challenges of the future will be to identify the ideal FSTD composition for everybody’s operation.”

The public rollout will be celebrated on 30 June 2022, just after AIRMED 2022 closes in Salzburg.