At ITEC 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany, Leonardo is showcasing its training courses and services available for its AW101 and AW159 helicopters, including courses delivered at the company's Yeovil, UK Training Academy, which is equipped with interactive electronic classrooms, part task training systems and practical training devices.
Leonardo also delivers extensive training services to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the AW159 WILDCAT helicopter, which includes the use of full flight simulators for the aircrew and full scale mechanical and electronic/avionic training systems for technicians. For the AW101, Leonardo has recently established a new training centre in Norway with a full flight simulator.
In 2018, Leonardo is launching a new set of training courses aimed at helping its military customers maximise the capability provided by their helicopters.
On the Leonardo stand one can experience the company's generic Virtual Maintenance Trainer (VMT). Leonardo’s synthetic VMT solutions deliver high quality training with major cost-savings over traditional training methods. This generic platform-agnostic training is applicable to fast jet, rotary wing andmulti-engine aircraft and is in-use with the lnUK’s Royal Air Force.
Leonardo’s training products and capabilities in the land and naval are available at ITEC using the MORPHEUS virtual immersive training tool. One example is a virtual reality (VR) simulator to conduct high training and qualification for a 76mm naval gun, although the technology can be applied to all types of equipment.
Telespazio VEGA Deutschland, a subsidiary of Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%), is exhibiting its latest simulation-based military training systems on the Leonardo stand including the company’s involvement in the NH90 (VMT developed for four European nations, currently in use for five helicopter variants; as well as an Aircraft Systems Trainer developed for the Australian variant of the helicopter, the MRH90) and CH-53 (Cockpit Procedure Trainer -CPT- which supports all variants of the CH-53 family used by the German Armed Forces - Bundeswehr) helicopter programmes.