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Indra Delivers Helicopter Simulator for Police Training
Nov 09, 2010 (01:11 PM EST)

MIAMI, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

  • The new simulator will be used to train AS350 pilots at the American Eurocopter training center in Dallas, TX

  • This simulator is the most technologically advanced system available for single-engine helicopters

  • Indra's presence in the civil simulation market is increasing along with emerging demand

Indra has delivered an advanced full-motion simulator of the AS350 helicopter to American Eurocopter.  The AS350 is the most widely employed surveillance helicopter in the U.S., with over 750 units in use by police forces across the nation.

Indra designed, built, and installed the system at the aircraft manufacturer's training center in Dallas, TX.

Indra was awarded the AS350 simulator contract after delivering the EC135 and EC145 training device to American Eurocopter. The aircraft manufacturer's satisfaction with Indra's solutions is reflected in their continued use of Indra to fulfill their simulation requirements.

American Eurocopter's training requirements have led Indra to develop the most advanced simulator in the world for single-engine helicopters. It provides the highest fidelity solution available in the U.S. for training in civil environments. Pilots are able to practice typical high-workload police operations in urban areas, such as ground crew support or surveillance of suspicious vehicles, as well as contact and coordination with the command post.

The avionics and navigation systems of the simulator are identical to those of the helicopter. The visual system presents highly detailed scenes and a 210 degree field of view. Because the helicopter is operated at low altitudes, a strong emphasis is placed on the accurate reproduction of streets and buildings. The training device also supports all weather conditions and night vision.

This project reaffirms Indra's position in the international market of civil simulation, as well as strengthening its relationship with Eurocopter.

25 Years in Civil simulation

Indra is a major simulator manufacturer, with over 25 years of experience in developing simulation and training solutions for aircraft, trains, subway systems, buses, and heavy machinery, among many others.


Indra is the premier information technology (IT) company in Spain, and a leading IT multinational in Europe and Latin America. In 2009, revenues exceeded $3 billion, 40% of which came from international markets. Indra employs more than 30,000 professionals, and has customers in more than 100 countries.