Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer helicopters, and CAE Inc, a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence, have signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate the economic feasibility of working together in a number of high-potential areas.
Under the memorandum, signed at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2012, Russian Helicopters and CAE will examine the possibility of jointly developing helicopter flight simulators and pilot training programmes for students of the Helicopter Academy established in spring 2012 at the National Helicopter Building Centre in Tomilino, Moscow Region.
Also under consideration is the use of CAE’s simulators and training facilities to train pilots and mechanics for Russian helicopter operators. Russian Helicopters and CAE will also discuss the joint creation of training centres in Russia and other countries.
The scope of the agreement offers numerous potential benefits for both sides. Russian Helicopters may gain access to a range of CAE’s technologies, and the opportunity to make use of the Canadian company’s extensive network of training centres to train operators of Russian helicopters around the world. CAE will in turn have the opportunity to promote its products on the global market for Russian-built helicopters.
Source/Author: Russian Helicopters