Thales and Simaero have signed a contract to relocate one H225 Reality H Level D full-flight simulator. The Thales Reality H, an advanced helicopter simulator, will be relocated by the Simaero Engineering team to China Sky-Wings’ training center in Shanghai.

The benefits of the project include improving security and safety, training and simulation boost fleet availability, and reduced costs and lower carbon emissions. With this new H225 Reality H, Chinese helicopter pilots will benefit locally from the high level of training with demanding mission scenarios in a wide range of weather conditions, and a very immersive virtual environment.

Thales designed Reality H to meet the needs of helicopter operators, maximizing training capacity and availability while offering straightforward ease of installation, operation and maintenance. Certified at the highest level (Level D) by international authorities, the Reality H has been operational for more than seven years on all five continents. This Thales Reality H simulator will be the second operated in China along with the EC135T2 helicopter FFS Level D in Haite. 

Simaero has been operating in China since 2021 on multiple engineering projects for Chinese customers, amongst which the aviation academy China Sky-Wings, who has already trusted Simaero for a full-flight simulator relocation project in 2022. It was a natural step to entrust Simaero to manage the entire relocation of the Thales H225 Reality H  Level D full-flight simulator from disassembly, transportation, and reassembly, to power-up and support for the device certification by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

“We are proud to strengthen our trusting relationship with Thales and help them extend their simulation solutions to the Chinese market” said Julien Champs, General Manager Simaero Engineering, Simaero.