Rotorsim was established in 2003 as a joint venture of
Finmeccanica - AgustaWestland 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, and has expanded to include AW109 LUH,
AW109N, AW189 and NH90 training. The Rotorsim training centre in Sesto Calende,
Italy is located within the Finmeccanica - AgustaWestland ‘A. Marchetti’
Training Academy and currently houses five CAE-built Level D full-flight
simulators with the most recent additions being the second AW139 and first
AW189 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 is continuing to expand and in 2015 will add the world's
first-ever AW169 full-flight simulator to the Rotorsim training centre in
Italy. The CAE 3000 Series AW169 simulator will be ready-for-training in
summer 2015. A second CAE 3000 Series AW189 simulator, designed specifically to
support training for search and rescue operations, will be ready-for-training
in 2015 at a training centre in Scotland.