Thales to supply H145M helicopter simulators for the Bundeswehr

Source: Thales, Defence Industry Europe

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 high-performance Reality H simulator delivers the highest level of realism and flexibility to the pilots. It is equipped with Thales’s flagship level-D helicopter FFS solution, with 14 devices currently in operation around the world.


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The contract includes an initial 3 years of full support, with a dedicated team working on site at the Bückeburg International Helicopter Training Center (IHTC), the largest helicopter training center in Europe.

This order follows the contract between Airbus Helicopters and the German Armed Forces for the delivery of up to 82 multi-role H145M helicopters. That contract is the largest order ever placed for this helicopter.



“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.



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