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Norwegian Air Ambulance selects NCCH for Simulator and Support Services

Norwegian Competence Centre Helicopter (NCCH) has been selected by Norwegian Air Ambulance (NLA AS) for delivery of simulator and support services for helicopter H135 and H145 at Stavanger Airport Sola


The simulator will be built by RST, and be a State of the Art - Roll on/Roll off Full - Flight Level D Simulator to support NLA AS, and their pilots and HEMS Crew Member.

The simulators will support two helicopter platforms forming a world class training system in airborne emergency medicine, based on strict Norwegian demands from the governmental air ambulance service, including very strict requirements for a Norwegian database with embedded training scenarios for the entire helicopter crew.


Establishing a Norwegian simulator is one of the key measures to increase the operational safety of the air ambulance service in Norway, which was emphasized in the award of the contract to NLA AS. In a press release from the governmental air ambulance service on June 30 , it was noted that: "With new and better simulator in place, the crews will regularly be trained to operate under very demanding missions in the areas of the country they fly in daily. Realistic simulator training under Norwegian conditions is one of our most important measures to increase security, says operational advisor in air ambulance service ANS, Roy Inge Jenssen. "


The simulator at Stavanger Airport shall be ready for training in April 2018.


The CEO of NCCH, Ole Petter Bakken commented that "we are humbled to be part of this journey with NLA and their professional organization. Helicopter Pilots in NLA operates under very difficult and challenging conditions in the Norwegian topography. Along with RST and other partners, NLA get the best helicopter training that can be delivered within airborne emergency medicine today. In addition, we look forward to cooperate with other Nordic and International Helicopter operators within airborne emergency medicine, to develop the best overall crew training in this market. "


"The cooperation with NCCH and RST on simulator training will improve the quality in the delivery of the helicopter ambulance services in Norway. We look forward to a long and good cooperation with NCCH in the years ahead, "says CEO Lars Kobberstad in NLA AS.


For further information please refer to

NCCH CEO Ole Petter Bakken +47 468 11 828

Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH, Tim Paul, Marketing Manager +49 8178 8 68 10






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