Training tools developed for Airbus Training and the French army form the main focus for French company i3M's exhibit at Asian Aerospace (Stand A301).

The company specialises in computer-assisted training systems and tools for the aeronautic, space and defence industries.

The training division of the French army's 1st R‚giment du Train Parachutiste (RTP) selected i3M to develop SERAPIS C160, a project that uses computer-generated images to simulate sequences of parachute supply delivery from the Transall C160.


"In addition to underscoring the know-how and operating methods of i3M in the area of computer-assisted training in a new sector, this first working partnership with the army enabled us to identify modern training needs for the military, regardless of the material available," says Gilbert Ollivier, director of i3M.

SERAPIS C160 was initiated by the instruction operations office of the 1st RTP in June 2003 and will be ready for use by mid-2004.

Aircraft Visit, a training tool for pilots and maintenance staff, was developed for Airbus Training and integrates the components of the Airbus A340-600/500 and A320.

It features two learning modules: Walk Around helps pilots memorise and identify all elements of the departure checklist while Component Location helps airline maintenance staff learn how to locate all parts of the aircraft.


Source: Flight Daily News