The Defence Materiel Organisation has accepted the delivery of the first of two MRH90 helicopter simulators for the Army Aviation Training Centre in Oakey, Queensland.
The MRH90 simulator is accredited to level D standard, meaning an hour in the simulator equates to an hour in the real helicopter. Army and Navy pilots will train on the facility.
“This simulator allows instructors to present pilots with a wide range of operational training scenarios such as flying in to remote bush landing sites, flying in formation with other aircraft, and being safely exposed to complex emergency situations,” Burke said.
“The majority of basic training will now be conducted in the simulator before pilots get to the real aircraft.”
A second simulator will be installed at the main MRH90 operational base in Townsville during 2014.