Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. firm, has signed a contract with the U.S. Authorities to construct the AH-1Z Flight Coaching Gadget for the Czech Republic’s new helicopter fleet. The supply of coaching units will play a key position integrating new H-1 helicopters into the Czech Air Pressure. The Flight Coaching Gadget (FTD) will likely be used for simulation and coaching functions for potential pilots of the mixed AH-1Z and UH-1Y fleet. The supply of the coaching gadget by Bell ensures the continual presence of Bell’s experience all through the Czech Air Pressure’s helicopter modernization program. Bell chosen FlightSafety Worldwide and VR Group as key subcontractors. FlightSafety Worldwide, a world chief within the design, manufacture and assist of flight simulators, visible methods and shows, will present {hardware} and software program merchandise for simulation coaching, together with the visible show system and management loading system.

“Working with Bell on the supply and upkeep of the Flight Coaching Gadget for the Czech Republic’s new helicopter fleet opens up the chance for us to additional strengthen our main long-term position within the nation’s Air Pressure simulation capabilities,” mentioned Ivo Gamba, VR Group technical director. “As one of many Czech Republic’s main suppliers of protection coaching options, we’re extraordinarily excited to play our half in offering the FTD in cooperation with the crew at Bell. Our native experience creates a tool of nice profit to Czech helicopter operatives.”


“FlightSafety is proud to proceed the long-standing collaboration with Bell supporting the H-1 program,” mentioned Michael Vercio, senior vice chairman of simulation methods at FlightSafety. “The Czech Flight Coaching Gadget provides us one other alternative to supply a world-class coaching resolution to a brand new set of pilots.”

“The Flight Coaching Gadget will present Czech operators with the proper instruments for familiarizing themselves with their new H-1 helicopters,” says Mike Deslatte, Bell H-1 vice chairman and program director. “The FTD for the Czech Air Pressure will guarantee coaching actions progress easily in keeping with the supply of the plane themselves.”

VR Group, a Czech firm, has deep experience in simulation applied sciences and can present a few of the shifting fashions for the visible database system for the Czech H-1 FTD. VR Group may even be answerable for upkeep and assist for the gadget after supply. VR Group’s participation underlines the enterprise alternatives delivered to native Czech firms and organizations by Bell’s provision of the Czech Republic’s new helicopter fleet. Manufacturing for the Czech Republic’s new H-1 helicopter fleet is continuing on schedule, with Bell’s Amarillo Meeting Heart just lately receiving the primary UH-1Y cabin for the Czech fleet. Bell anticipates that manufacturing and supply of the Czech Republic’s new AH-1Z and UH-1Y plane will likely be full by 2023.