Helisim to set-up a training center in Dallas

07 March 2018

After the successful start of its new H175 level D Full Flight Simulator in Marignane, France, and the award of the H160 FFS worldwide deployment contract by Airbus Helicopters in 2016, Helisim is now ready to deploy internationally to write a new chapter of its history.

Helisim intends to create its next simulation center in the US. It will offer to Airbus Helicopters American customers a wide-ranging and a state-of-the-art advanced Training & Simulation center. Planned to be located in Grand Prairie, Dallas, TX.

Adjacent to Airbus Helicopters Inc., this new center will first propose simulation training on the existing AS350 FFS and EC135/EC145 FTD. In a second step, it will host new Level D Thales Reality H, FFS H145, H175 and H160 in order to propose simulation training from light range of AH aircraft types up to mediums.

This project initiated by Airbus Helicopters in close partnership with Thales will involve their JV Helisim, as the natural simulation operator in line with the strategy for training of the two groups.

Helisim envisages this partnership as an opportunity to deploy its safety and service oriented know-how to its customers on Level D high quality simulators. It will include genuine OEM simpacks combined with the new Thales Reality H technology to be able to offer a unique flight simulation experience. This activity will perfectly complete the today’s training activities performed by Airbus Helicopters Inc. to propose to AH helicopter operators a training stop shop with flight, simulation, technician and mission training in the same location.

“This facility near Dallas represents a major international expansion of Helisim. We have 18 years of experience on simulation training for AH range of helicopters, representing almost 200.000 hours of flight hours and our teams are impatient to offer our services to the American market.”