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December 23, 2022 – Loft Dynamics AG (formerly VRM Switzerland), a provider of virtual reality (VR) simulators that have been approved by major aviation regulators, announced this week a partnership with Air Greenland bring your VR training simulator to Greenland.
The partnership marks a new milestone in Loft Dynamics’ mission to make flight training more accessible in the most remote locations. For Air Greenland, this partnership makes VR technology available for domestic flight training for the first time ever.
Air Greenland will operate the Loft Dynamics Airbus H125 VR training simulator from its headquarters in Nuuk. The simulator is Loft Dynamics’ seventh VR training device approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) since obtaining the FTD Level 3 Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD) qualification in May 2022. Loft Dynamics said that by acquiring the simulator, Air Greenland will be able to increase flight safety , perform license and operator eligibility checks, provide special operational practice required for safe remote area navigation and reduce environmental impacts.
Air Greenland operates a fleet of helicopters, including its Airbus H155 and H225, which previously required travel to selected international training centers equipped with full flight simulators. The Loft Dynamics simulator’s small size (one-tenth the size of traditional simulators) and more affordable price (roughly one-twentieth the cost of traditional simulators) means that safe and accurate flight training technology is more accessible and scalable. it depends on how remote the place is.
“Loft’s simulator will be instrumental in conducting our ‘spring refresher’ training, which includes operator proficiency and license testing and advanced procedural and safety training. It gives our crew access to the most comprehensive and realistic training opportunities – from standard operating procedures to emergency situations unique to our environment,” said Marco Peyer, Chief Flight Instructor (Airbus H125) at Air Greenland. “The device is incredibly cost-effective compared to traditional simulators and also helps us reduce carbon emissions.”
“Remote locations like Nuuk require reliable systems to operate pilot training facilities. So our team built the system from the ground up, allowing us to perform software maintenance and support anywhere in the world from our headquarters in Switzerland. Meanwhile, local crews will gain valuable, hands-on access to a local simulator without having to leave the country,” said Fabi Riesen, CEO and founder of Loft Dynamics.
“The Loft Dynamics VR simulator is a great tool to significantly improve the training experience and ensure optimal flight safety,” said Brian Jørgensen, Head of Training at Air Greenland. “It’s efficient, cost-effective, easy to install and doesn’t take up much space.”
For more information about Loft Dynamics and its virtual reality solutions for pilot training, please visit the company’s website Website.
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