CHC Helicopter partners with Priority 1 Air Rescue to trial groundbreaking virtual reality (VR) training for search and rescue (SAR) technicians. The trial was attended by winch operators from his CHC operations in Ireland.
Now that the trial has been successfully completed, CHC will roll out Priority 1 VR training for all new winch operators. This will start in Ireland with a view to being adopted in other markets around the world. This investment demonstrates his CHC’s dedication to providing industry-leading safety standards.
Employing next-generation VR simulations for training enables CHC technical staff members to prepare and practice emergency procedures for a variety of challenging SAR events in a safe, controlled, and realistic environment. . Includes procedures that could not be practiced on a real aircraft. This innovative method is the first method approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and is unique in the provision of safe, effective and reliable helicopter services worldwide. represents development.
Under the guidance of third-party experts in our Priority 1 state-of-the-art training facility, CHC’s technical staff are able to perform and redo winch operating procedures in simulated cabins and varying weather conditions until perfection. increase. You can also practice in a realistic way for emerging sectors such as supporting offshore wind platforms.
“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 challenging destinations. CHC’s Director of Flight Standards Dennis Groeneveld says:
“Our technical staff must perform emergency procedures and be properly prepared to handle difficult situations. It allows us to repeatedly practice managing complex situations in a safe environment, ensuring that we are well prepared to act quickly and effectively in a real SAR event.”
“Our SAR training courses are developed and designed with industry partners to equip you with the skills and abilities to perform optimally in any situation. Our Advanced Aircrew Mission Simulators (AAMS) , ideal for this type of realistic search and rescue training, especially for events that cannot be practiced in real life.CHC Irish crews make the most of our facilities to develop their skills and practice complex procedures. It’s great to see you there.
By implementing this new format of VR training, the training can be completed in just eight weeks compared to the industry standard of nine months, which also supports CHC’s sustainability efforts. increase.
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