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HNZ Group Partners, in Montreal, Quebec, has received Transport Canada approval on its Frasca-built AS350 Level 7 flight simulation training device (FSTD). The FSTD is convertible between three different configurations of the aircraft including the AS350 B2 analog instrument panel, the AS350 B2 vehicle and engine multi-function display (VEMD) instrument panel and the AS350 B3e VEMD instrument panel.
The Frasca device is the first Level 7 FSTD certified in Canada. While HNZ has used simulation training for its twin engine aircraft for many years, the implementation of synthetic training for current AS350/H125 series aircraft represents a deliberate and significant step in improving the safety of single engine aircraft.
Features of the FSTD include Frasca TruVision Global visual system with projection display in a totally enclosed spherical screen (200-degree x 70-degree field-of-view). Databases including the Edmonton area and specialized training scenarios at various locations in Canada will be provided.
The FSTD also includes a vibration platform, Simplicity IOS, and cargo mirror simulation.
The FSTD and classroom facilities are located in the Main Terminal building of the Edmonton International Airport. The device will be used as part of a Transport Canada approved training program for HNZ Group pilots as well as being available for dry or wet lease by other helicopter operators.