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
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
LEARN HOW TO ESCAPE AND DIVE TO SURVIVE
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.