17 May 2017

USAF C-130 aeromedical trainer on-motion and ready for training

CAE, the Canadian manufacturer of simulation technologies, modelling technologies and training services for the aviation and defence industries, has announced that its C-130 Aeromedical Evacuation Training System for the US Air Force at Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB) is now on-motion, fully operational and ready for training.

The addition of a motion platform for an aeromedical fuselage trainer is believed to be the first of its kind in the world and will now provide USAF aeromedical evacuation crews with a more realistic virtual training environment.

The C-130 Aeromedical Evacuation Training System will play a major role in providing highly realistic training to better prepare USAF aeromedical crews for pre-flight, emergency procedures and in-flight patient care.

The system’s electric motion system replicates the vibrations and turbulence often encountered during take-off, landing and in-flight, thereby delivering a more immersive and realistic aeromedical training environment.

The motion system supports the entire 14,000 pound payload of the fully equipped C-130 fuselage trainer. The fuselage trainer now moves across all six degrees of freedom (6-DOF), including three rotational degrees of freedom (roll, pitch, yaw) and three linear degrees of freedom (surge, heave, sway).

Ray Duquette, President and General Manager, CAE USA, said: “We are pleased to partner with the US Air Force to provide the world’s first motion-based aeromedical trainer that will help ensure aeromedical aircrews are fully prepared for the critical aeromedical evacuation mission.

“This programme showcases CAE’s innovation and our ability to leverage our training systems integration expertise to help military customers enhance safety, efficiency and readiness.”


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