Kazan Helicopters, being a part of the Russian Helicopters holding company, has received a positive qualification of Ansat helicopter training simulator compatibility with international standards. The evaluation was done by the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI) / Центральный аэрогидродинамический институт имени профессора Н. Е. Жуковского («ЦАГИ»).
The comprehensive Ansat simulator was tested for its compliance with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Evaluated characteristics included the layout and design of the cockpit, simulation of flight and engine dynamics, controlling on ground, helicopter systems, acoustic, visual and vibration effects and navigation. The assessment result was positive.
´We consider the certification of the Ansat helicopter simulator according to ICAO standards as one of the important achievements of our company. Our Aviation Training Centre is now waiting for the first intake of students to pass the simulator training in August 2020. The training will be organized for foreign customers as pilot training is already included in the price of the helicopter with all export deliveries´, pointed out Managing Director of Kazan Helicopters, Yuri Pustovgarov.
This new training facility was developed on the basis of helicopter flight test data provided by Kazan Helicopters design bureau. The cockpit and interior of the simulator are completely authentic. Instrumentation is replaced with simulator devices, but their appearance and functionality fully correspond to the originals.
The Ansat simulator is equipped with a visualization system that provides full visibility from the pilot’s seat. It can be used to reproduce two distinct areas: the city of Kazan along with the Kazan Helicopters flight test centre and the city of Sochi. A vibrating platform and audio system help to simulate the vibrational and acoustic effects of flight. Using the simulator, trained pilots will be able to manoeuvre this type of helicopter in various conditions, including also the dangerous and emergency situations.
The comprehensive Ansat simulator was designed and produced as part of the investment project ´Development Concept for the Aviation Training Centre of the Kazan Helicopter Plant of Russian Helicopters Holding Company´.
The Aviation Training Centre in Kazan also has a comprehensive simulator for Mi-8MTV helicopter. The cabin of the simulator has been adapted to use the night vision goggles and can provide a night-flight training. In addition, the simulator has a vibroacoustic unit which imitates vibration and sounds of a helicopter depending on the flight mode and conditions.
The training centre of Kazan Helicopters company was established in 1995 and since then it trained almost 9,000 specialists. The centre provides also re-training and professional development courses for pilots, engineers and technical specialists. Teachers constantly improve their skills and undergo practical training in the leading training centres in Russia and abroad, having registered certificates of aircraft manufacturers. The KHP Aviation Training Centre provides training for helicopters of Mi-8/17 family and Ansat types. In the nearest future opening a similar training program for Mi-38 helicopter is planned.
Cover photo and photos 1, 2 – courtesy of JSC “Russian Helicopters” / Rostec State Corporation. “Russian Helicopters” press materials were used.