Reiser Simulation and Training (RST) has received an order from Swiss Air-Rescue (Rega) for a multi-platform Level D full-flight simulator (FFS).

The FFS will allow Rega to train crews to operate the Leonardo AW169 FIPS (Full Ice Protection System) helicopters that it has on order. In addition, the simulator’s advanced roll-on, roll-off system means the cockpit can be swapped to simulate other types in Rega’s fleet.

The order is RST’s first for a Leonardo helicopter FFS, and the company noted that “this project marks the beginning of a fruitful cooperation between RST as simulator manufacturer and Leonardo Helicopters”. Representatives of Rega and Leonardo visited RST’s headquarters in Germany for the signing of the contract.

“Innovation is key,” stated Dr Roman Sperl, RST’s CEO. “We not only enhance the safety of rescue crews through innovative ideas, but we also implement them quickly and effectively. By adding the Leonardo Helicopters AW169 to the full-flight simulator product range, RST expands its portfolio even further.”

“We’re excited to contribute to the development and provision of the training capabilities that Rega needs to maximise the performance and safety benefits of introducing the AW169 FIPS in their fleet to serve their community with advanced, all-weather rescue capabilities,” remarked Paolo Petrosso, Leonardo’s vice-president of simulation and training services. “We look forward to starting work on this major project with Rega and RST.”

Left to right: Dr Roman Sperl, CEO, Reiser; Ernst Kohler, CEO, Rega; Paolo Petrosso, VP simulation and training services, Leonardo.

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