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HELSINKI, Finland – Coptersafety announced that they are upgrading their TRU Odyssey H AW169 Full Flight Simulator to Avionics phase 8. The simulator is estimated to be ready by the Q4 of 2024.                

Head of FSTD at Coptersafety, Toni Rönnberg, said “I’m pleased to announce that Coptersafety is upgrading its TRU AW169 FFS to the latest Avionics phase 8 this year. This will ensure our customers can use the latest avionics and features to support their training.”

Coptersafety is an independent helicopter pilot training provider for commercial, government, and private organizations. With a mission to improve safety in the rotor-wing industry, Coptersafety provides simulator training for pilots from around the world. 

The TRU Odyssey H AW169 full flight simulator is Coptersafety’s most recent simulator, installed in 2020 and operational since early 2021. The simulator has extended Coptersafety’s options of training scenarios and operational training for AW169 helicopter operations. 

Coptersafety is continuously working to improve and standardize training, while fulfilling demands and exceeding expectations of their customers. With the increasing use of the AW169 aircraft by operators, the upgrade to Avionics phase 8 will provide a higher-level of training for current and future customers. 

Due to the lengthy process of upgrading the avionics in a full flight simulator, Coptersafety’s AW169 full flight simulator will be unavailable for training starting from April of 2024. 

The AW169 full flight simulator with Avionics phase 8 is scheduled to be ready by Q4 of 2024. The upgraded full flight simulator will initially be authorized by EASA and UK CAA, followed by the FAA and Transport Canada, and others as required. 


Hannu Marjoniemi, Commercial Director, Coptersafety Ltd.

Isabella Presnal, Customer Experience and Marketing Manager, Coptersafety Ltd.

About Coptersafety

Coptersafety is an independent helicopter pilot training provider for commercial, government and private organizations. The company provides simulator training for helicopter pilots around the world at its training facility next to Helsinki Airport. Coptersafety has taken the initiative to genuinely improve pilot training to ensure the safety performance of the operators.