Loft Dynamics AG (formerly VRM Switzerland) has seen unprecedented demand in the past 12 months. Regulatory authorities in aviation, including the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) in Switzerland, are increasingly recognizing the value of virtual reality (VR) technology in pilot training. As a result, there has been a surge in the volume of proficiency checks conducted on Loft Dynamics' devices.
Loft Dynamics’ simulators, which feature a 3D high-resolution panoramic view, dynamic six-degrees-of-motion platform, and full-replica cockpit with a unique pose tracking system, provide pilots with a realistic and immersive simulation experience that replicates all required proficiency check maneuvers. In May 2022, EASA approved Loft Dynamics' simulators as EASA FTD Level 3 flight simulation training devices (FSTD), allowing Airbus H125 (AS350B3) pilots to complete annual license proficiency checks for AS350/EC130 type rating revalidation and biannual operator proficiency checks in Loft Dynamics' simulators. As the only qualified VR FSTD in the world, more and more pilots are turning to Loft Dynamics’ simulators as a more convenient, safe, and affordable path to completing required proficiency checks.
"Thanks to Loft Dynamics' highly realistic and immersive training technology, a number of procedures and flight maneuvers can be conducted more comprehensively and precisely than with conventional full-flight simulators," explains Lorenz Nufer, H125 Type Rating Examiner.
"Our simulators are eliminating in-flight training accidents and carbon emissions, and the level of realism is solving the pilot skills gap. The industry – aviation authorities, airlines, operators, regulators, and schools – are recognizing that value across all aspects of the aviation ecosystem,” said Fabi Riesen, founder and CEO of Loft Dynamics. “EASA’s approval and FOCA’s mandate requiring the use of accessible FTSDs for skill tests and proficiency checks are the latest validators that this technology can revolutionize aviation. The industry is shifting, and we’re seeing more and more demand for our simulators getting that much closer to solving the global pilot shortage.”