Madrid, 28 November 2023 – During European Rotors, Airbus Helicopters and ADAC HEMS Academy announced the establishment of the joint venture HMotion, a new simulator training centre for the H135 and H145 family helicopters. HMotion will offer a wide range of costeffective training courses for helicopter personnel, including mission and critical flight training. Subject to approval by the relevant regulatory authorities, it is expected to be operational in early 2024.
„With the creation of HMotion, we will further enhance the training capabilities for our H135 and H145 customers,“ said Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters. „We will combine the best of two worlds: the data and knowledge of Airbus as the helicopter manufacturer with the experience of ADAC Luftrettung, a world-renowned helicopter operator.”
„The collaboration between our two companies will create the world’s most modern simulator training centre for H135 and H145 helicopters,“ said Frédéric Bruder, Managing Director of ADAC Luftrettung, to which the ADAC HEMS Academy belongs.
As a first step, HMotion will integrate the full-flight simulators located at the Airbus Helicopters site in Donauwörth and at the ADAC HEMS Academy in Sankt Augustin near Bonn. In a second step, in 2025, all simulator activities will be transferred to a new state-of-the-art training centre in Oberpfaffenhofen, near Munich, which is easily accessible for international customers with Munich International Airport close by.
Airbus Helicopters‘ training and flight operations goal is to design and provide innovative solutions to support its customers – which is key to enhancing operational safety. Efficient helicopter operations are directly linked to the proficiency of pilots, flight crew and technicians, as well as their ability to safely operate and maintain rotorcraft during a full range of conditions and missions. The ADAC HEMS Academy is setting up a new, state-of-the-art location in Oberpfaffenhofen for the training and further education of helicopter pilots and medical crews. Here, at the future headquarters of HMotion, the best conditions will be created for personnel development in the areas of helicopter flight operations, emergency and acute medicine – with even more opportunities for qualified safety and team training in theory and practice.