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HAL, CAE open helicopter simulator centre

Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) and Canadian flight simulator producer CAE have formed a joint venture helicopter simulation facility in Bangalore.
The two companies are equal shareholders in the $64 million Helicopter Academy to Train by Simulation of Flying (HATSOFF), says joint venture CEO CD Upadhyay. Of the start-up funding 30% came from the two partners, and 70% from debt.
The main training facility of HATSOFF is a roll on-roll off full motion level D simulator, certified to EASA standards. Different cockpit modules to be interchanged in the simulator.
The only module now present is for the Bell 412EP. A module for the HAL Dhruv advanced light helicopter has been developed, and will be ready for training both civilian and military pilots from 1 May. A module for the Eurocopter Dauphin 365N3 will ready by July 2011, and a module for the weaponised Drhuv by March 2012, says HATSOFF.
09/02/11 Greg Waldron/Flight Global