New Line of FTDs for Helicopter Market
Reiser Simulation and Training (RST) has teamed up with RS Flight Systems (RSFS) to provide innovative and cost-effective FNPT and FTD products to the helicopter flight training market.
Dubbed ‘F-light Line’ (for ‘Flightsimulator Lite’) the new product line will feature the proven Level D-capable flight model, combined with the Helionix avionics replica, supplied by RST. Coupled with the targeted-fidelity hardware provided by RSFS, the new devices will aim at the market of flight schools and operators of smaller fleets of helicopters.
Addressing growing requests from flight schools, RST has committed to satisfying market demand with its approved full flight simulation (FFS) software. However, innovative flight schools and other Approved Training Organizations (ATOs) are calling for more cost-efficient flight training devices (FTD), in addition to the FFS already available. For that reason, RST has been looking for a suitable partner, capable of offering high-quality flight training hardware at more competitive prices.
“Constantly focusing on our customers’ needs and looking beyond the envisaged scope of our company, we selected RSFS for the distribution and service support of our fully approved helicopter simulation software,” commented Dr Roman Sperl, RST’s CEO. “Merging RSFS’ cost-effective hardware solutions with our high-fidelity full flight simulator software will continue expanding our innovation leadership by fully embracing the current trends. This will close the gap of affordable flight training devices for flight schools and ATOs.”
RSFS has been a reliable partner for many years, conducting all the data-gathering campaigns and inflight data campaigns that form a cornerstone of the RST flight models and qualification test procedures. RSFS also is known for its aviation products, such as Engine Management Units, and its engineering capabilities in fly-by-wire control sticks, AC/DC generator controllers, primary flight displays, propeller synchrophaser systems or modular flight test instrumentation devices.
The first Airbus Helicopters FNPT II MCC and FTD2 product emerging from this collaboration will be qualified in line with the EASA regulatory framework at RSFS’ launch customer this autumn. The complete range of FTDs RSFS offers will be available with the latest version of the Helionix Step 3 avionics suite.