Thales has signed a historic contract with Airbus Helicopters to support the German Armed Forces, the Bundeswehr, with 8 Full Flight Simulators (FFS) Reality H, to train H145M helicopter pilots in skills including preparation for missions.

The Reality H architecture is designed to the highest-level D standards from Aviation Authorities. It provides an immersive training environment, with a wide range of operational scenarios, stunning visual scenes and state-of-the-art AI-controlled Computer-Generated-Forces Simulateur d’Environnement Tactique Hétérogène Intéractif) which is also being added to the Bundeswehr’s NH90 MR1 FFS, located at Bückeburg International Helicopter Training Center (IHTC), to allow pilots to train in conditions as close as possible to real operations. To support the Bundeswher’s pilot training programs, these simulators will include advanced briefing and debriefing capabilities.

“We are delighted to sign this key contract with Airbus Helicopters to equip the German Armed Forces with 8 Thales Reality H Full Flight Simulators. This contract reinforces Thales’ position as one of the top suppliers for helicopter simulation and training devices. Our Reality H simulator satisfies the mission-oriented and skills development needs of helicopter pilots and its reliability and cost of ownership are highly attractive to operators. Thales is proud to support Germany, one of our closest Allies, and to contribute to the security and air sovereignty of European NATO countries”. Said Yannick Assouad, Executive-Vice President, Avionics, Thales.