Atlantic Airways and Thales have signed a contract for one AW139 Reality H Level D full flight simulator. With this simulator Atlantic Airways Aviation Academy will deliver state-of-the-art training, including initial type rating, recurrent training and proficiency checks for both Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). The device will enable pilots to achieve the certification needed to fly the AW139 under EASA approval. 

Located in the North Atlantic between Iceland and Norway, the Atlantic Airways training centre is located in the Faroe Islands, which will be a hub for advanced AW 139 training, supporting safer helicopter operations worldwide. 

Customisation of the simulator for the specific environment of the Faroe Islands through an immersive and highly realistic visual system will offer exceptional operational training capabilities to handle a multitude of system failures and overcome very complex malfunctions should they arise in the real world.