was established in 2003 as a joint venture of Leonardo Finmeccanica and
CAE to provide synthetic training solutions for AW109 Power and AW139
helicopter operators with CAE-built roll-on/roll-off (RORO) Level D full-flight
simulators. Since then, Rotorsim has expanded to include AW109 LUH,
AW109N, AW189, AW169 and NH90 training. The Rotorsim training centre in Sesto Calende,
Italy is located within the Leonardo Finmeccanica Training Academy and currently houses six CAE-built Level D full-flight
simulators with the most recent additions being the second AW139 and first
AW189 and AW169 simulators. The cockpits for AW109 Power, AW109 LUH, AW109N and first
AW139 can also be transferred into an additional fixed-based Flight Training
Device (FTD) docking station.
Rotorsim is also offering NH90 training on an NH90
full-mission flight trainer (FMFT) that can be reconfigured between the NH90
Tactical Transport (TTH) variant as well as the NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopter
(NFH) variant. The NH90 FMFT began training in late 2011 and is used to train
both the Netherlands military as well as third party customers, which include
the Royal Norwegian Air Force and the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Rotorsim
also has a multi-year responsibility for operation and maintenance services of the
NH90 training systems.
Rotorsim also offers training in the USA on a CAE-built
AW139 full-flight simulator located at CAE’s North East Training Centre near
New York City.
Rotorsim continued to expand in 2016 when it added the world's
first Level D AW169 full-flight simulator to the Rotorsim training centre in
CAE 3000 Series AW169 simulator obtained certification from both the ENAC (Ente
Nazionale Aviazione Civile – Italian Civil Aviation Authority) and EASA. A second CAE 3000 Series AW189 simulator, designed specifically
to support training for search and rescue operations, is now ready-for-training
at Bristow Helicopter’s Training Centre facility at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, UK.