Aeromedical Evacuation Training System
Military aeromedical evacuation crews, search and rescue teams,
air ambulance crews and air first responders such as coast guards
need to be prepared to handle a range of patient medical issues
that may occur during flight. Crews also need to be proficient in
aircraft systems and operations to ensure safe patient transport
and mitigate complications in normal or emergency situations. With
governments facing constrained budgets, the high cost of operating
actual aircraft and the desire to use aircraft primarily for
operational missions, military and public safety customers are
turning increasingly to cost-effective simulation-based training to
ensure preparedness and readiness. A variety of air mobility
aircraft platforms are used extensively by militaries and public
safety agencies around the world for a range of airlift and
tactical transport missions, including aeromedical evacuation and
air ambulance operations. As a world leader in aviation training as
well as healthcare simulation and training, CAE has developed an
aeromedical training system to address the training challenges and
requirements for aeromedical evacuation.
In 2014, CAE was awarded a contract to provide the United States
Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) at Dobbins Air Reserve Base with a
comprehensive C-130 Aeromedical Evacuation Training System. CAE
provided a high-fidelity C-130 fuselage trainer with medical
simulation products configured for aeromedical evacuation missions.
CAE Healthcare's patient simulators feature internal robotics that
mimic human cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological systems.
The overall C-130 Aeromedical Evacuation Training System includes
courseware, as well as a hand-held tablet instructor operator
station to provide full control and customization of a variety of
training scenarios. The C-130 Aeromedical Evacuation Training
System was delivered to Dobbins ARB in January 2016 and is now
being used to train USAF aeromedical crews.
In late 2015, CAE was awarded a contract to provide the United
States Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) with a comprehensive
C-17/KC-135 Aeromedical Evacuation Training System. This new
training device will feature a motion system and include partial
replicas of both the C-17 and KC-135 fuselages outfitted for the
aeromedical evacuation mission. CAE Healthcare will also provide
high-fidelity patient simulators and instructors.