Rotorsim inaugurates NH90 training program
Rotorsim, the consortium owned equally by CAE and AgustaWestland, has announced that has officially inaugurated the launch of the Joint NH90 Training Program (JNTP) for the Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MOD). According to a company statement issued 14 November 2011, this marks an important step in the company’s continued expansion into the military training market.
The NH90 full-mission flight trainer (FMFT) will be used to train both the Netherlands military as well as third party customers, which include the Royal Norwegian Air Force and the Royal New Zealand Air Force. According to the statement, Rotorsim also has a multi-year responsibility for operation and maintenance services of the NH90 training systems.
The FMFT can be reconfigured between the NH90 Tactical Transport (TTH) variant as well as the NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH) variant. The Netherlands Ministry of Defence and Netherlands Militaire Luchtvaart Autoriteit (Military Aviation Authority) have recently qualified the NH90 TTH simulator variant to Level C. The NH90 NFH simulator cockpit, which will begin training in early 2012, is expected to be later qualified to Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators.
According to the company, the NH90 FMFT features CAE’s revolutionary roll-on/roll-off cockpit design, night vision capabilities, both an on-board and off-board instructor operator stations, and the CAE STRIVE computer-generated forces software. A six degree-of-freedom (DOF) motion system combined with high-performance vibration platform replicates the vibration cues critical to helicopter pilots. The immersive visual solution includes a five-channel CAE Tropos-6000 image generator and a 220-degree by 60-degree field-of-view display system.
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