As a worldwide leader in technology and communication,
Thales provides a variety of products and services to the
aviation industry. Furthermore, Thales in Norway operates
a training centre with helicopter simulators in Stavanger.
In 2021, Thales won a global competition to deliver conflict detection and anti-collision software to the Air Traffic Management (ATM) in Avinor Air Navigation Services AS. The software is called TopSky-Safety Nets, a part of our solution for ATM called TopSky-Air Traffic Control. TopSky-Safety Nets helps the air traffic controllers detect potential conflicts in a very early stage, with fewer false alarms. In this way we contribute to even safer journeys for passengers in the Norwegian airspace.
In 2016, Thales in Norway opened a training and simulation centre in Stavanger. The training centre meets the demand for training services for helicopter pilots in areas like Defence, Search & Rescues operations (SAR), Air Ambulance and Oil & Gas. This modern flight training centre host simulators for Operators and provide a wide range of services in addition to physical hosting of simulators like simulator maintenance, EASA certification, student, and administrative services with our highly qualified staff.
Current customers include Leonardo Helicopters Ltd with their AW 101 helicopter providing training to the Norwegian 330 Search and Rescue squadron and as well as pilots from a number of other AW101 operators. The centre also supports Norwegian Competence Centre Helicopter AS, Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH with their dual H145/H135 simulator. These simulators provide training to the Norwegian Air Ambulance Norwegian and Danish crews and as well as pilots from a number of other H145 and H 135 operators. The Stavanger Flight Training Centre also has a H225 simulator. This simulator utilises Thales’ Reality H Full Flight Simulator Level D as well as the revolutionary motion system Hexaline combined with high-resolution geo-specific imagery from the ThalesView™ image generator. The simulator can also be used for training of H215 crews.