Thales upgrades Reality H helicopter simulator with Hexaline motion system for heightened realism

ORLANDO, Fla., 10 Dec. 2012. Thales unveiled the Reality H helicopter simulator with its all-electric Hexaline high-fidelity, six-axis linear motion system.

The addition of Hexaline is intended to bring life-cycle cost and usability benefits, enhanced performance, and flexibility for unmatched pilot perception, says a representative.

The company’s Reality H simulator, developed in partnership with helicopter operators, is designed to maximize training capacity and availability as well as ensure easy set-up, implementation, and maintenance. The modular Reality H simulator can be reconfigured for different helicopter types; interchangeable modules representing the cockpit of each simulated helicopter are slotted into the docking station.

The simulator comprises a docking station and a dome-mounted visual system coupled to a six-axis electrically operated motion system. The instructor station module provides a forward-facing view of the crew undergoing training. The direct-projection visual system offers a wide field of view combined with high-resolution, geo-specific imagery from the ThalesView image generator. The instrument panel and flight controls support different helicopter configurations using realistic simulated instruments or graphic displays and simulation models derived from real helicopter data.

The simulator will be used for helicopter flight training and recurrent proficiency training, as well as specific missions, such as search and rescue (SAR), helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS), and offshore oil and gas operations.

The Reality H helicopter simulator has achieved dual FTD level 3 and FFS level B certification by the French civil aviation authority (DGAC) in line with the European Air Safety Agency’s

CS-FSTD(H) standards. Thales has delivered more than 110 helicopter simulators to customers in 25 countries around the world.

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