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New simulation training centre for Airbus H135 and H145 helicopters

November 28, 2023  By Helicopters Staff

The HMotion joint venture will offer a wide range of cost-effective training courses for helicopter personnel. Photo Credit: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters and Germany-based ADAC HEMS Academy have partnered to establish HMotion, a new simulator training centre for the Airbus’ H135 and H145 helicopters.

In a Nov. 28 news release, Airbus officials said HMotion “will offer a wide range of cost-effective” training courses for helicopter personnel, including mission and critical flight training.

Subject to approval by the relevant regulatory authorities, it’s expected to be operational in early 2024.

“The collaboration between our two companies will create the world’s most modern simulator training centre for H135 and H145 helicopters,” said Frédéric Bruder, managing director of ADAC Luftrettung, which ADAC HEMS Academy belongs to.


As a first step, Airbus says HMotion will integrate the full-flight simulators located at the Airbus Helicopters site in Donauwörth and at the ADAC HEMS Academy in Sankt Augustin near Bonn, Germany. In a second step, in 2025, all simulator activities will be transferred to a new state-of-the-art training centre in Oberpfaffenhofen, near Munich, which Airbus says is easily accessible for international customers, with Munich International Airport close by.


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