In collaboration with ANA Trading Corp, Entrol has installed a H145/BK-117 D3 FTD Level 5 simulator in Japan for Aero Asahi. The helicopter operator will use the simulator to practice the helicopter's normal and emergency procedures and to train Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and Search and Rescue (SAR) operations. 

The simulator features a replica of the Helionix integrated avionics, a spherical visual system with six projectors, a vibration system, forward looking camera based on FLIR, mission scenarios, and a high-resolution database of Japan with satellite imagery.

"We believe that training as if it is an actual flight operation and flying as if it is a training session is an important factor for safety,” states Ichiro Tashiro, Executive Officer at Flight Operations Headquarters in Aero Asahi. “We have installed the H145/BK117 D-3 simulator, which reproduces the actual aircraft with ENTROL’s technology. This will provide customers with a higher level of safety operation through not only type transition training but also mission training and various scenarios.” 

The H145/BK-117 D3 FTD Level 5 simulator will be the third Entrol device installed in Japan, strengthening its presence in the country.