Coptersafety World-first Helionix Integration

Helicopters Staff
April 12, 2018
By Helicopters Staff
Coptersafety upgrades its simulator training with Helionix STEP 2 for H145 avionics software.

Coptersafety upgrades its simulator training with Helionix STEP 2 for H145 avionics software.

Coptersafety, an independent helicopter flight training service provider, updated its H145 helicopter simulator avionics software with Helionix Step 2. The company explains this makes it the first in the world to offer Helionix STEP 2 with H145 avionics software, as Coptersafety pairs its simulator tools with the latest software put into the service.

“Most of the helicopters currently in service are already updated with the latest avionics software, Helionix STEP 2,” said Jari Vilenius, Head of Simulators at Coptersafety. “To offer as realistic and up-to-date training experience as possible, helicopter simulators also need to be updated correspondingly. We follow and react to our customers’ needs and the industrial development.”
 

With its STEP 2 update, Coptersafety explains its H145 simulator training provides more functionalities and training possibilities than before. This includes additional elements like new approach procedures and autopilot with hover capability. The new approach procedures enable LNAV, LNAV/VNAV and LPV, for example.

“We strongly believe in synthetic training, and we strive for safer rotary wing aviation,” said Mikko Dahlman, CEO, Coptersafety. “With this latest software update we improve helicopter operators’ safety performance through more reliable up-to-date simulator training and secure a safer helicopter operation for our customers.”

Coptersafety has also now been certified by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) under EASA regulations.

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