The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has qualified the first CAE 3000 simulator for the Eurocopter AS350 B2 for Level 7 flight training device credits.
The device is based in Phoenix, Arizona – CAE’s fifth civil helicopter training location worldwide. “This new CAE simulation capability offers the most immersive, mission focused experience ever for the civil helicopter market in an environment that is safer and more efficient than training in the aircraft,” said Jeff Roberts, CAE’s group president, civil simulation products, training and services. “We have deployed this first CAE 3000 Series simulator in the western US so the large number of AS350 operators in the region can train their pilots conveniently close to their base of operations.”
CAE says its 3000 Series Level 7 simulator is designed to the emerging ICAO Type III standards, which could provide 100 per cent of training tasks for instrument rating, ATPL, type rating, recurrent licence and operator specific training, and up to 50 per cent of tasks for training to proficiency requirements.