June 23, 2017
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Thales delivers FNPT simulator to Malaysia
Thales has been selected to deliver an FNPT II (Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainer) simulator to the Royal Malaysian Air Force for the purposes of initial pilot training. The flight and navigation training simulator for H120 helicopters is a welcome addition to the Royal Malaysian Air Force's current facilities which offer training on real helicopters and meets pilots' specific needs in terms of flight procedure training. Besides reducing costs and limiting the environmental impact, trainee pilots are now trained in normal procedures such as navigation, instrument flight and how to handle failures as well as various emergency procedures which cannot be easily accomplished on a real helicopter. The delivery of this flight and navigation training simulator marks the first flight simulation contract won by Thales in the Malaysian market. The arrival of this flight simulator enables Malaysian Air Force pilots to receive initial training, and is a welcome addition to existing training facilities. Thales worked on this project with 6MOUV, a French small and medium-sized enterprise.