Airbus Helicopters launches Japan’s first helicopter full flight simulator

  • 24-Apr-2014 02:32 EDT

Toshizo Ido, Governor of Hyogo Prefecture, is seated in the FFS.

Airbus Helicopters Japan recently inaugurated Japan’s first full flight simulator (FFS) for helicopters at its facilities located in the Kobe Airport vicinity. The simulator is configured to represent Airbus Helicopters’ light twin-engine EC135 P2+ rotorcraft, and has received Level C certification from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau. With such airworthiness authority approval, training hours accumulated by pilots in the FFS are now authorized to be logged as actual flight hours. This FFS accurately represents the helicopter’s cockpit, instruments, and systems, enabling aircrews to experience operations in all conditions—including emergency situations and flight in bad weather. Incorporating a standard EC135 flight data package developed by Airbus Helicopters, the simulator allows a full representation of the rotorcraft’s functionality, including its engines, autopilot, and all other systems by using real software and components. It is capable of simulating up to 195 malfunction situations.

HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Rate It
5.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

Connectivity spawns need for security designed-in from the beginning, a complex issue that spans many disciplines.
While unmanned systems are already transforming the way that modern warfighting is conducted, the commercial sector is still at the starting gate. That said, personal UAV ownership is expanding at an exponential rate, as small, stable, UAVs enter the market.
Researchers from Iowa State University are expanding fundamental materials studies into research and development of new, all-solid-state technology for batteries.
The 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base is currently assessing a new parachute for the Advanced Concept Ejection Seat II that will improve safety and expand the acceptable personal weight range of aircrew.

Related Items

Technical Paper / Journal Article
Training / Education
Training / Education