UWETS

Underwater Escape Training System

Needs

CAPABLE TO OPERATE AND USE THEIR SAFETY EQUIPMENT EFFICIENTLY.

  • In the event of a forced landing on water, aircrew and occupants must be able to escape and ensure their survival from a submerged, inverted aircraft until rescue occurs
  • Especially true for helicopter crew, who in the event of a ditching may have to escape from a submerged, inverted aircraft
  • Aircrew must also be familiar to operate and use their safety equipment efficiently
  • Familiarity with safety equipment and the conditions under which it is used is essential to improve the chances of survival
  • Practical training in underwater escape techniques
  • Teaches the efficient use of safety equipment under hazard weather condition in safe environment

Needs

Benefits

PRACTICAL TRAINING IN UNDERWATER ESCAPE TECHNIQUES IS A KEY FACTOR IN ENSURING SURVIVAL OF HELICOPTER CREW.

  • Practical training in under water escape techniques is a key factor in ensuring survival of helicopter crew
  • Provides a complete water survival training, allowing aircrew to experience underwater escape training
  • To practise deployment and use of safety equipment such as life-rafts and personal flotation equipment
  • To become familiar with the general water survival equipment under a variety of weather conditions
  • Hover abandonment and surface evacuation
  • Night and smoke exercises, inverted with emergency breathing system
  • Movement to secondary exits or cross-cabin port, starboard or forward, aft of initial position
  • Partial or off-angle submersion
  • Upright and inverted evacuation with casualties
  • Aircraft fire extinguisher exercises and life raft or emergency equipment retrieval

Benefits

Features

LEARN HOW TO ESCAPE AND DIVE TO SURVIVE

POOL WITH WAVE AND CURRENT GENERATION

POOL WITH WAVE AND CURRENT GENERATION

A wave ball swimming on the water surface and oscillating in vertical direction produces waves up to a height of ±1 m. The current generating system is an air bubble and water pipe device that injects a jet stream into the pool. It enhances the realism of water rushing into a sinking cockpit or currents in an open sea.
WEATHER SIMULATION

WEATHER SIMULATION

Day and night conditions, wind (80 km/h in a distance of 10 m), rain (fine spraying to big rain drops), waves with different patterns, current, smoke/fog, cold and hot temperatures, variable humidity levels, thunder, lightning and sound samples. Outdoor dome strobe effects to produce various lightning effects.
AMBIENT LIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM

AMBIENT LIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM

Pool area consists of twelve lighting zones with an ON/OFF switch for each zone. For day/night simulation, the complete lighting system is dimmable on demand. In case of an emergency stop or a fire alarm, the lights automatically switch on.
TRAINING DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

TRAINING DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The training-data management systems collects all data for recording and debriefing. In addition, the names of the trainees related to the seat number inside the HUET cabin.
CRANE

CRANE

The crane designed according to the highest safety standards – and is CE certified. For the handling of the HUET an overhead cross gantry crane is installed. The operation done either from an operating desk or via a wireless remote control unit. All components in the force flux (winches, drives and load suspension) are redundant.
HELICOPTER UNDERWATER ESCAPE TRAINER - HUET

HELICOPTER UNDERWATER ESCAPE TRAINER - HUET

HUET designed to allow aircrew and passengers to learn the skills necessary to save their lives after ditching and forced to escape their sinking helicopter. Designed as a universal trainer capable of simulating different types of helicopters by incorporating several design features to permit flexibility in configuration and operation.
HUET SEAT

HUET SEAT

The seat structure consists of two parts, the base plate with quick-change fastener and the seat structure with height adjustment for easy change of the seat configuration dependent on the aircraft type. Backrest and seating area perforated for less water resistance, and has a static harness restraint system.
COCKPIT INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS

COCKPIT INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS

The generic cockpit instrument panel is reconfigurable, has a glare shield, generic front plate and centre console with throttle, dependent on the aircraft type. The cyclic control stick for helicopter are generic in function of movement equipped with quick-change fittings for easy installation/reconfiguration.
DOORS AND WINDOWS

DOORS AND WINDOWS

The cabin structure has separate doors, windows and the compartment exits for each defined aircraft type with an emergency exit. Each exit module screwed with quick lock fastener for easy and fast installation with window and open/exit linkage for helicopter. For safety, each door or window has outside handles.
VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AND LIGTHING

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AND LIGTHING

A video surveillance system installed inside the HUET to observe the trainees via one cockpit camera. A second camera is installed in the trainee room. The lighting system is for realistic simulation of emergency lights and positioned at the different exits.
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Options

AMST PROVIDES COMPLETE TURNKEY SOLUTIONS

SHALLOW WATER EGRESS TRAINER – SWET

SHALLOW WATER EGRESS TRAINER – SWET

The SWET is a single-seat, emergency egress trainer having a specially designed frame fitted with buoyancy pods that allow easy handling and inversion by instructors. It is a simple training tool for trainees with fear of water or feeling uncomfortable in an inverted position underwater, or have no experience of breathing compressed air, or are novices in UWET training.
STATIC HELICOPTER RESCUE HOIST TRAINER – SRHT

STATIC HELICOPTER RESCUE HOIST TRAINER – SRHT

SRHT situated on a platform and is integrated in the upper deck of the building and has a helicopter door simulated in dimension and position. Door width is adjustable. The SRHT and search light work together with the door replica to simulate the rescue hoisting and has a rotor downwash simulator including rain nozzles.
DYNAMIC RESCUE HOIST TRAINER – DRHT

DYNAMIC RESCUE HOIST TRAINER – DRHT

DRHT is installed on the crane and works together with the hovering HUET. It comes with a rescue hoisting trolley for dynamic rescue hoisting and has a rotor downwash simulator including rain nozzles and a search light. The training system is used for single and multi-person lifebelts and baskets.
ROTOR DOWNWASH SIMULATOR – RDS

ROTOR DOWNWASH SIMULATOR – RDS

For high fidelity training the RDS is additionally installed at the crane trolley and provides wind speeds up to 50 km/h to simulate cyclic hover routines. It has a special nozzle system for rain simulation with adjustable flow rate according to the training demand.
PARACHUTE DROP AND DISENTANGLEMENT TRAINER

PARACHUTE DROP AND DISENTANGLEMENT TRAINER

In the event that the parachute lands on top of pilot in the water, the PDDT allows aircrew to practice to escape under the parachute canopy without being entangled in the shroud lines and parachute. It consists of a boom arm and mounting assembly attached to the pool deck that rotates to position the trainee over the water surface.
PARACHUTE DRAG TRAINER – PDT

PARACHUTE DRAG TRAINER – PDT

PDT allows aircrew to learn the self-stabilisation techniques and parachute release skills necessary to survive a parachute water landing. It provides aircrew with practical training in water entry procedures as disentanglement and disengaging from the parachute while being dragged across the water under different environmental conditions.
UNDER WATER RECORDING SYSTEM - UWRS

UNDER WATER RECORDING SYSTEM - UWRS

For a comprehensive supervision and recording of all training activities, CCTV cameras show live feed capability. Images are provided via the Ethernet network to the instructor station, the conference room and the commander office. It contains three surface cameras, six underwater cameras and two cameras in the cabin.
BUILDING SERVICES

BUILDING SERVICES

AMST provides soil tests and soil report at the site, where the UWETS will be installed; structural engineering and design of foundation including detailed drawings for the reinforcement and earthen system; basic building architectural design; building engineering drawings, building construction and construction supervision.
INTEGRATED LOGISTIC SUPPORT - ILS

INTEGRATED LOGISTIC SUPPORT - ILS

It is the aim of the ILS team to support customers during the lifetime of the equipment to achieve the operational requirements, in particular operational availability greater than 95 % with affordable life cycle costs. AMST provides different levels of maintenance up to a careless package.
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References

The UWET is installed at following customers

UWETS – MIDDLE EAST 2015

UWETS – MIDDLE EAST 2015

In 2012, AMST awarded the contract from a Middle East country. In October 2013, AMST passed the FAT successfully. The installation will be completed in 2015. The delivered system includes all Features and Options.