Air Greenland partners with Loft Dynamics for VR flight training

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December 23, 2022 – Loft Dynamics AG A provider of virtual reality (VR) simulators authorized by major aviation regulators (formerly VRM Switzerland), this week announced a partnership with Weather in Greenland Bringing the VR training simulator to Greenland.

The partnership marks a new milestone in Loft Dynamics’ mission to make flight training more accessible, even in the most remote locations. For Air Greenland, the partnership makes VR flight training technology available domestically for the first time.

Air Greenland will operate the Loft Dynamics Airbus H125 VR training simulator from its headquarters in Nuuk. The simulator is the seventh VR training device authorized by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), following Loft Dynamics’ FTD Level 3 Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD) qualification in May 2022. Loft Dynamics says that by acquiring the simulator, Air Greenland will enhance flight safety, perform license and operator qualification checks, provide specialized operational experience required for safe remote navigation and reduce environmental impact.

Air Greenland operates a fleet of helicopters, including the Airbus H155 and H225, which require travel to select international training centers previously equipped with full flight simulators. Thanks to the Loft Dynamics simulator’s smaller size (one-tenth the size of traditional simulators) and more affordable price point (about one-twentieth of traditional simulators), this means that safe and accurate flight training technology is more accessible and scalable. no matter how far the location is.

“Loft’s simulator will be instrumental in conducting our ‘spring refresher’ training, which will include operator and license knowledge testing and enhanced procedural and safety training. This gives our crew access to the most comprehensive and realistic training opportunities, from standard operating procedures to emergency situations specific to our environment,” said Marco Peyer, Air Greenland’s Chief Flight Instructor (Airbus H125). “The device is incredibly cost-effective compared to traditional simulators, and it also helps reduce carbon emissions.”

“Remote locations like Nuuk require reliable systems to operate pilot training devices. So our team built the system from scratch, allowing us to provide software maintenance and support anywhere in the world from our headquarters in Switzerland. At the same time, local crews get valuable, hands-on access to an on-site simulator without leaving the country,” said Fabi Riesen, CEO and Founder of Loft Dynamics.

“The Loft Dynamics VR simulator is an excellent tool to significantly enhance the training experience and ensure optimal flight safety,” said Brian Jorgensen, Air Greenland’s Head of Training. “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, visit the company’s website website.

Image credit: Loft Dynamics

Sam Sprigg

Sam is the founder and managing editor of Auganix. With research and reporting experience, he has been covering XR industry news for the past five years.

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