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CHC Helicopter invests in Virtual Reality kit for SAR training – Helicopter Investor

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CHC Helicopter invests in virtual reality (VR) to train search and rescue (SAR) technical personnel. The company recently completed trials in collaboration with Priority 1 Air Rescue and provided training to his Irish winch operator.

A Texas-based helicopter service company plans to roll out Priority 1 VR training for all new winch operators. We will start in Ireland and then expand to the global market.

Dennis Groeneveld, CHC’s Director of Flight Standards, said safety is at the heart of CHC’s global operations. “Our mission is to keep people and passengers safe as they travel to remote and difficult destinations.” He said. “We are pleased with the results of the trial and look forward to rolling out the program more broadly.”

VR simulation training allows technical crew members to train in a safe, controlled and realistic environment. According to the company, it included procedures that could not be practiced on a real aircraft. This VR training is the first of its kind approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA).

Led by third-party experts at our Priority 1 training facility, CHC’s technical crew can now practice winch operating procedures in simulated cabins and in a variety of weather conditions.We can also practice operations to support emerging sectors such as offshore generation platforms.

“This groundbreaking partnership with Priority 1 allows crews to repeatedly practice handling complex situations in a realistic and safe environment to act quickly and effectively in a real SAR event. We can make sure that we are well prepared for says Groeneveld.

Priority 1 air rescue French training courses are developed and designed in collaboration with industry partners to equip you with the skills and competencies required for challenging operations.

The company’s chief operating officer, Steve Burrow, said: “Our Advanced Aircrew Mission Simulators (AAMS) are perfect for this kind of realistic search and rescue training, especially for events that can’t be done in real life. CHC Ireland Crew members take full advantage of our facilities to develop their skills and practice complex procedures. ” He said.

The new VR training also supports CHC’s sustainability efforts by enabling training to be completed in just eight weeks, compared to the industry standard of nine months.

Above: On-the-up – New virtual reality training equips technical personnel with emergency operations skills in a safe environment.

Above: CHC Helicopter plans to roll out Priority 1 VR training to all new winch operators. Starting in Ireland and expanding to tech crews around the world.

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