Aero Vodochody has selected VR Group to provide a ground-based simulation training system for the Hungarian Air Force’s L-39NG trainer jets.
The ground based training system will be part of the delivery of the L-39NG aircraft and will play a vital role in the introduction of the new aircraft into the training process of the Hungarian Air Force.
The system will provide pilots with a set of effective simulation tools and equipment for familiarization with the new aircraft, including desktop and progression simulators, as well as the Full Mission Simulator, which prepares future pilots for tactical tasks.
“This will provide long-term support to the Hungarian Air Force’s training process in the area of individual and group pilot training on L-39NG aircraft,” said Vít Pavelec, Senior Director, Customer Solutions & Support, at Aero Vodochody.
The simulator’s display system consists of a nine-channel system that can project an image onto a spherical surface in a horizontal range of 300° with a vertical range of 120°. In addition to flying in all weather conditions, this will simulate night flying training including the use of realistic Night Vision Goggles (NVGs).
“Our main goal is to remove the line between simulation training and flying a real aircraft. We want to make the two phases as close as possible,” said Vít Ryška, Chairman of the Board of VR Group, a.s.
The realism of the training will be further enhanced by a replica ejection seat and the preservation of all the flight characteristics of the real machine through an accurate model of the engine.
The L-39NG ground simulation training system, which is part of the associated support services of this delivery, will be certified to European regulations at FTD (Flight Training Device) Level 2.
Aero Vodochody will deliver a total of twelve L-39NG jet trainer aircraft to the Hungarian Defence Forces, with the first to be delivered in 2024. Eight aircraft will be delivered in a trainer configuration and four in a reconnaissance configuration.
“In addition, the new L-39NG aircraft designed for full-scale training of modern Air Force pilots have recently received ‘full certification’ and can be registered without restrictions with customers worldwide,” added Vít Pavelec.