P1AR Awarded Multi-Year Contract With Royal Netherland Air Force

Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR), a world leader in helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) mission operational support and training, is pleased to announce the award of a multi-year contract by the Defense Helicopter Command of the Royal Netherland Air Force (RNLAF) to provide virtual SAR simulation training support services for the AS532 Cougar and NH90 helicopter aircrews in order to achieve essential training levels for maritime and inland SAR hoist operations. The virtual simulation training will take place at the P1AR Search and Rescue Tactical Training Academy (SART/TAC) located in Nîmes, France.

A comprehensive simulation training package will include hoist mission training for basic to advanced inland SAR, ocean, shipboard operations, and Night Unaided/Night Vision Goggle (NVG) operations, to be performed in all weather conditions and relevant environments. Training will incorporate pilot and rear-crew SAR mission synthetic sessions that will be integrated with tactile learning on the NH90/AS532 hoist training towers in order to provide technical and procedural hoist operations practice. The first training class session of the contract commenced the first week of October 2016.

“This contract demonstrates the importance the RNLAF has for effective training technology and solutions. We are truly honored to have been awarded this contract by the Defense Helicopter Command to provide innovative and enhanced SAR training capabilities for the NH90 and AS532 helicopter aircrews,” said Brad Matheson, President, Head of Training and director of Priority 1 Air Rescue International Limited. “The virtual simulation component provides not only realistic immersion, but more importantly, accurate context to the skills and scenarios being practiced and employed during actual live flight, this will significantly enhance our customers’ ability to train for their complete range of missions. The level of detail contained in our simulation training platforms are directly leveraged from Priority 1 Air Rescue’s extensive experience of actually performing helicopter hoist SAR missions, along with our nearly 17 years providing human hoist operations (HHO) ground and live flight training and program implementation services for customers worldwide”.

About Priority 1 Air Rescue –

Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR), commonly referred to as the “One Stop SAR Shop” is solely focused on Helicopter Search and Rescue and Tactical Operations and Training. With nearly 18 years of experience, P1AR has provided industry-leading SAR and Tactical training to over 6,000 Civilian and Military Pilots and Crews worldwide. In addition to its full time training and support staff, Priority 1 Air Rescue provides full time Hoist system Operators, Helicopter Rescue Swimmers, and Paramedics for SAR/ Medevac programs providing 24/7, 365 days coverage on government and commercial SAR contracts around the world.

The P1AR Search and Rescue Tactical Training Academy (SART/TAC) facilities are located in Mesa, Arizona, US and Nîmes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. SAR/TAC France is housed in a 26,000 square-foot building and employs the latest Virtual Hoist SAR and Aerial Gunnery Synthetic Training Device (with M134 and M240 weapon platforms), coupled Pilot SAR Flight Training Device, two separate Hoist Procedural Towers, Fast-Rope and Rappel Tower, Multi-media Classrooms, and two onsite swimming pools for Helicopter Under-Water Egress Training (HUET) survival and rescue training programs.

More information: Contact us at info@Priority1AirRescue.com.

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