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01 December 2015

I/ITSEC 2015: TRU Simulation + Training Showcases Bell V-280 VALOR Cockpit Simulator

During I/ITSEC, TRU Simulation + Training provides demonstrations of the Bell Helicopter V-280 Valor cockpit simulator at booth 1101. The TRU-built simulator is a fixed base device that demonstrates the transformational acceleration, deceleration, low speed agility, and high speed maneuverability of a next generation V-280 tiltrotor.

TRU Simulation + Training provides demonstrations of the Bell Helicopter V-280 Valor cockpit simulator.

Additionally, TRU participates alongside over 30 government and industry representatives in a series of Black Swan humanitarian rescue scenarios as part of the Operation Blended Warrior demonstration. The purpose of the exercise is to demonstrate Live Virtual Constructive simulation capabilities and surface challenges to be addressed for future mission preparedness.

With a focus on pilot proficiency and safety, initially TRU Simulation + Training will produce a high fidelity Flight Training Device that gives pilots a true sense of the aircraft’s cockpit design and next generation tiltrotor operation. This FTD will familiarise the legacy helicopter pilot community with the transformational acceleration, deceleration, low speed agility, and high speed maneuverability of a next generation V-280 tiltrotor that will fundamentally change the way they employ, fly and fight in future conflicts. Additionally, the company will provide a virtual Maintenance Trainer that uses multi-media courseware to help flight mechanics learn the Bell V-280 Valor system faster and more quickly become proficient in serving the end customer’s maintenance needs.

The transformational features of Bell Helicopter's next generation tiltrotor technologies within the Joint Multi Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) programme reduce risk and inform the requirements for the Department of Defense’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) effort. 

Bell Helicopter has led the formation of Team Valor, a group of leading aerospace companies bringing the best engineering resources and industrial capabilities to meet the Department of Defense’s needs. Team Valor includes Lockheed Martin, AGC, Astronics, Eaton, General Electric, GKN Aerospace, IAI Aerospace, Lord, Meggitt, Moog, Spirit AeroSystems, and now TRU Simulation + Training.

For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #12/2015, available at the show on booth #453; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.