Helisim, Joint Venture between Airbus and Thales and Europe’s premier training center for Helicopter pilots, is staking its first claim on North American soil by announcing the creation of a new facility in the US.
- Helisim, a Thales and Airbus JV, Europe’s premier helicopter simulation center will open a new facility in Grand Prairie near Dallas Texas (USA).
- The Helisim Training Center will host two Thales Reality H, Level D Full Flight Simulators to train pilots on H145 and H175.
- Plans call for adding an H160 simulator once the helicopter model is certified and production is under way.
Helisim will open a training centre within the Airbus Helicopters Training Academy, in Grand Prairie, near Dallas, Texas. The Helisim Training Centre will support training for AS350 and EC135/EC145. It will host two Thales Reality H, Level D Full Flight Simulators for the H145, and H175, and will propose simulation training for light, light twin and medium aircraft types.
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016 it generated revenues of €67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats and business aviation products. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
Helisim is a Joint Venture between Airbus Helicopters, Thales and DCI providing high-end simulation training services for pilots. Helisim is the main simulation centre for Airbus Helicopters platforms, operating 24/7 with over 150000 cumulated flight hours, since its creation in 2000, and over 2600 pilots trained every year.