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Flight Training

Established in 2003, Rotorsim is a joint venture of AgustaWestland and CAE to provide synthetic training solutions for AgustaWestland AW109, AW139, AW169, AW189 and the NHi NH90.

The Rotorsim training centre in Italy is located within the AgustaWestland ‘A. Marchetti’ Training Academy in Sesto Calende.

A CAE-built AW139 simulator is also located at CAE’s North East Training Centre near New York City.


New NH90 Training Center in Den Helder, 30-Oct-19 : #NH90 Rotorsim, a joint venture between Leonardo and CAE, completed relocation of the NH90 Full Mission Flight Trainer (FMFT) from the Rotorsim training centre in Sesto Calende, Italy to a new training facility at Maritime Air Base de Kooy in Den Helder, Netherlands

New Helicopter Training Academy, 05-Mar-19 : Heli-Expo 2019 Leonardo building a 60,000 square ft US Training Academy within its production facility in Philadelphia for AW169, AW139 and AW609. Expected to be completed in 2020

Leonardo Training and Flight Operations Services, 27-Feb-18 : Heli-Expo 2018 Leonardo announcing new training devices including a VIPT (Virtual Interactive Procedural Trainer) and a ETD (Enhanced Training Device)

First AW169 Full Flight Simulator Certified, 11-Jul-16 : FIA 2016 Jointly developed by Leonardo Helicopters and CAE, the Series 3000 device for the AW169 helicopter has now obtained ENAC and EASA certification. Located at Sesto Calende training academy

Líder Aviação Purchase AW139 Full-Flight Simulator, 20-Oct-15 : Líder Aviação from Brazil announced the purchase of a CAE 3000 Series AW139 helicopter full-flight simulator (FFS) based on CAE s Rotorsim joint venture experience with AgustaWestland

AW169 Simulator Ready for Training, 31-Mar-15 : The AW169 Flight Training Device (FTD) at the A. Marchetti Training Academy in Sesto Calende Italy has been certified by a joint EASA and Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC)

16-Mar-15 - AW139 and AW189 Aberdeen Supply Centre
24-Jun-14 - Rotorsim 100,000 hours of simulator training
19-Mar-14 - First AW189 full-flight simulator ready in Italy
26-Feb-14 - Rotorsim AW169 and AW189 simulators in UK Heli-Expo 2014
24-Sep-13 - New AW189 simulator in Italy
20-Mar-13 - AW139 Simulator ENAC certified Level D
13-Feb-12 - Rotorsim AW189 Full Flight Simulator for 2013
14-Nov-11 - Rotorsim inaugurates Joint NH90 Training Program for Netherlands and other NH90 customers

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