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In our role as a systems supplier and hardware manufacturer, we can look back on very successful development efforts in the past years.

We have constructed simulator hardware for a wide diversity of helicopter models, including the EC 135, the CH 53 GA and GS, the E3A, and the EC635. During this period we have developed and manufactured over 350 panels and several CPT mock-ups.

We would like to introduce some impressive examples to you:

Team led by Boeing concludes modernization of the AWACS fleet for NATO

A team headed up by Boeing has concluded an extensive modernization project for the AWACS fleet operated by NATO. This refitting was undertaken in the course of the mid-term modernization program for the AWACS aircraft, to which 1.32 billion dollars were committed.

The overhaul of the seventeenth and final AWACS airframe was completed by EADS on schedule on November 3 [2008]. EADS acted as the industry partner and subcontractor to Boeing in this project.

Boeing had also delivered two NATO AWACS simulators. These were retrofitted to match the configuration that would come into being over the middle term. “This milestone represents the  culmination of a truly international effort by many talented people from across North America and Europe, including the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Program Management Agency, Force Command, the NATO E-3A Component, the U.S. Air Force and more than fifteen key subcontractors from twelve nations,” said Lee Strom, NATO AWACS programs manager for Boeing.

Source: Aerobrief, December 11, 2008 (Article translated into English).

In line with the modernization eurotec – as a system supplier for avionic replicas – received the contract to construct and supply the main hardware components in the cockpit equipment for an FNPT, following the existing interface standard.

Another challenge in this project was the procurement of some components, 30 years old, used in the original aircraft. Our good and long-standing connections to our suppliers put us in a position to offer a solution for all the requirements.

Thanks to our long experience with Boeing replicas, we were able to find solutions even for the very tricky mechanical requirements. Some examples were: an oxygen panel and a pneumatic panel, for which we had to modify the mechanical control.

Polish air rescue receives its first EC 135

In Warsaw today Eurocopter delivered to the Polish Ministry of Health the first of twenty-three EC135 helicopters. The new fleet will augment the nationwide network of emergency medical services in Poland. These new helicopters are to go into service officially at the beginning of January 2010. The home base will be in Warsaw. Five additional EC135 models are to be delivered in 2009 and the remaining seventeen are to be delivered in the course of the year 2010.

They will be operated by Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR – Polish Medical Air Rescue) in Warsaw and stationed at all seventeen bases for the fleet, distributed across the country. The new EC135 aircraft replace the current Mi-2 fleet and bring Poland up to the latest European standards in regard to air rescue operations.

Source: Aerokurier, September 10, 2009 (Article translated into English)

For this project we supplied 31 simulator hardware components. This comprised the complete panel equipment for the overhead panel, the instrument panel, as well as all the panels for the slant and middle console, including the entire „CANopen“ communications network.

Just two original-equipment panels were integrated into the electric and electronic system supplied by us.

We ran all the equipment via the CANopen bus system, using a combination of standard industrial components and our controllers, which we developed specifically for real- time simulation.

Basically we distinguished between simple switch panels, complex display panels, and video monitor devices. Cabling of the devices and the power supply components were also within the scope of our work.

An additional mission was to integrate all panels into the simulator environment in accordance with stated customer needs.

IRAQ EC 635 Training Media

French media report that Iraq has signed a 360 million euro ($488 million) contract for 24 EADS Eurocopter model EC 635 light twin-engine helicopters, plus training and maintenance, during a meeting in Paris between French Defense Minister Herve Morin and his Iraqi counterpart, Abdul Qader Obeidi

Source: Defense Industry Daily, March 25, 2009

Our significant contribution
We delivered nearly 90% of the hardware components for the simulator (namely the complete panel equipment). We used the same technique as with the EC 135 of Polish Medical Air Rescue. As an additional requirement we realized the NVD-compatible simulation for the system. Further customer requirements have been realized with our certified technology.

Eurocopter dedicates new training centre for the CH- 53 GA

At celebrations in the town of Donauwörth, the keys to the CH-53GA Training Centre were handed over to the German Army Aviation Corps. The initial session of training started on the first of April. It lasted almost seven months and was attended by soldiers of the German Army Aviation Corps, from its school in the town of Bückeburg. They are later to operate the first helicopters of this type and are to conduct operational testing.

Within just a few months both the concept and the blueprints for the training centre building were completed, tailored specifically to initial training on the CH-53GA. Teaching is carried out by associates of Eurocopter’s National Support Centre (NSC) in Germany and by the Centre’s own Training Academy. Also contributing are development engineers, test pilots, maintenance  personnel, and fly-in personnel.

Located here are three new cockpit procedure trainers (CPT) and a computer-based training (CBT) station. These practice units are very close to the real-world experience. They are used not only for aeronautical training, but for technical and logistical training, as well. Subsequent to training, the fully qualified pilots, together with a team of employees from the Eurocopter office in Germany, will be deployed to Bückeburg. In the autumn of 2011 they will begin flying the first CH-53GA helicopters there, in the context of an integrated model.

Source: Flugrevue, April 8, 2011 (Article translated into English)

Avionics for the CH- 53 GS simulator
 Additionally, we supplied some special avionics to modify the existing CH-53 GS simulators. We used specific hardware components, such as an RLW display with an original equipment cathode ray tube. This panel was implemented by combining conventional tube technology and modern microcontrollers.

Furthermore, we developed and manufactured two very special avionics, the MI LDS (missile launch detect ion system) and the CDS (countermeasure dispensing system), according to the specifications of our customer. The control of the components was effected via Ethernet and CANopen.

Avionics for the CH- 53 GA simulator
We developed a major share of the avionics instrumentation. As specified by the customer, this was realized with two different control systems. One was the customer ’s own Interbus-S System, the other our standard CANopen system. Additionally, we used a CANopen based control system for the simulator circuit breakers. With these FCBs (fuse control boxes) the functionality of simulator breakers can easily be cont rolled. We installed four FCBs in each cockpit. They are able to control a total of 320 circuit breakers. In the GA cockpit instrumentation, 210 circuit breakers are now being monitored.

CH- 53 GA: Eurocopter uses cockpit procedure trainer from VEGA Space

The first training aid to be used for the CH-53GA cargo helicopter, which Eurocopter has now equipped with new avionics, is a cockpit procedure trainer developed by VEGA Space in Darmstadt. Three of the CPTs are found in the Training Centre recently opened in Donauwörth.

They will be used to teach the Army Aviation Corp’s instructors.

The development of the CPT was undertaken parallel to refitting the first prototypes of the CH-53GA, working in close cooperation with Eurocopter. The VEGA team comprised fifteen persons, including simulation specialists and engineers, and bore full responsibility for the project. They had the training system up and ready to run in just two years.

The CPT is a highly flexible training aid that can be employed as a stationary cockpit replica, using touch screens, together with the associated instructor’s station. It can, however, also be used in a mobile configuration on a laptop or PC. The simulation can also be networked and used for remote training. The instructor always maintains control and has a complete overview of the trainee’s actions. A selection of scenarios and the inclusion of incidents during the simulation – embedded in a variety of operating modes – make it possible to achieve the degree of student- and instructor-controlled learning that the situation requires.

Initial training will be completed in the autumn of 2011. All four of the CPTs will then be used at the Army Aviation Corp Weapons School in Bückeburg to train its crews. Then two of these CPTs will be transferred to the deployable formations.

Source: Flugrevue, June 6, 2011 (Article translated into English)

Four Training Systems – Touch Screen Mock-ups
We developed the hardware for CH-53 GA Cockpit Mock-ups (CPT) consisting of: a mechanical base-frame, video technology, touch screen display technology, electro-mechanical controllers including FTR, simulator seats optimized for simulation purposes, complete electric and electronic controls and collective and cyclic grips, also optimized for simulation purposes.

Apart from two original switches, we installed only hardware we had developed ourselves. This means, we had a very high ratio of our own construct ion and development.

It is a novel CPT concept, which also can be used as an FNPT. It was exhibited at the 2010 Berlin Air Show, at the Aero 2011 in Friedrichshafen, and at the Helicopter Forum in Bückeburg 2013. This concept is compatible with and applicable to other types of helicopters.



AS 350
(assorted operators)

EC 120
(assorted operators)

EC 135
Light Aircraft Group, Air Force Training Academy, Bückeburg (8 simulators)

EC 135
Federal Police, Bonn-Hangelar

EC 135
LPR Warsaw

EC 135
Finnish Flight Academy, Pori

EC 135
Era, Louisiana

EC 135
ADAC – German Automobile Club Air Rescue Service, Bonn-Hangelar

EC 145
ADAC – German Automobile Club Air Rescue Service, Bonn-Hangelar

UH 72A (UH145)
U.S. Army, Pennsylvania

Super Puma KM2
CHC Helicopter, Aberdeen

EC 225
Bristow, Aberdeen

CH 47
Chinook, Spain

AS 332 Super Puma
Royal Swedish Air Force

Light Aircraft Group, Air Force Training Academy, Bückeburg

Light Aircraft Group, Air Force Training Academy, Bückeburg

Various cockpit components – Spain

Cockpit equipment for full flight simulators – German Army

German Army

Maintenance Training System – German Army



AW159 Lynx Wildcat
British Air Force


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