CAE today announced that the Commonwealth of Australia has accepted into service the second MRH90 full-flight and mission simulator (FFMS) located at Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville in Queensland.

CAE also announced the MRH90 FFMS has been certified by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Airworthiness Authority to Level D under the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Joint Aviation Requirements (JAR) standards based on an evaluation conducted by an independent authority. This certification is equivalent to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators.

This is the world’s second NH90 helicopter simulator to be formally certified to Level D by a defence force and an independent aviation regulatory agency, following the certification last year of Australia’s first MRH90 simulator located at the Australian Army Aviation Training Centre Oakey.

“The Australian Defence Forces are increasingly leveraging synthetic training for more of their overall training requirements, and the high-fidelity MRH90 training systems we have delivered will play a key role in contributing to the overall safety, efficiency and readiness of MRH90 aircrews,” said Peter Redman, Vice President and General Manager, CAE Australia Pty Ltd. “The two MRH90 simulators now in operation in Australia are among the most advanced and highest fidelity helicopter flight simulators anywhere, and CAE is proud to have delivered them to support the Australian Army and Royal Australian Navy.”

As the prime contractor for the ADF’s MRH90 training program, CAE had overall responsibility for providing the two MRH90 FFMSs and training facilities. CAE Australia Pty Ltd. has now commenced delivery of comprehensive engineering and support services at both Oakey and Townsville.

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