The H175 flight simulator developed by Indra is now training helicopter pilots of Hong Kong’s Government Flying Service (GFS), in charge of carrying out search and rescue missions at sea, emergency response and firefighting.

GFS was seeking a tier-one training system that accurately reproduces the cockpit of their H175 helicopters. Their aircraft incorporates a number of enhancements — external cameras, thermal cameras and mission system — that are not part of the standard model. They also needed the simulator to have a database that faithfully reproduces the vast areas in which they operate, which required very accurate 3D terrain modeling.

Indra delivered a system that met the required Level D certification standards and supported GFS throughout the entire certification process to ensure approval with both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Agency (CAD).

The Head of Indra Simulation Rafael Junco explains that "the simulator allows pilots to fly in zero visibility conditions, land on ships, provide medical emergency services, carry out firefighting, as well as surveillance and rescue tasks in mountainous areas and at sea. Pilots can train to fly in complex weather conditions and react to any unexpected situations."

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