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Simplon Air and Loft Dynamics join forces

The collaboration between Simplon Air and Loft Dynamics has been finalized: the helicopter company from Gondo will puts its first VR flight simulator, the R22 FSTD, into operation in 2024.

An R22 flight simulator training device for pilots will soon be available at Lugano Agno Airport. Simplon Air has just signed a contract with Loft Dynamics and has thus opted for the latest technology in pilot training. Simplon Air is looking forward to the cooperation and in particular to being able to train the future pilots in a sustainable and safe environment on an EASA-qualified aircraft. This device is the world’s first VR training solution which received a qualification to credit training time towards licenses. The cockpit is fully functional with all the required operating elements available. True to the original controls with simulated forces, the motion platform and the 3D VR visual system result in a real flying experience.

The flight simulator from Loft Dynamics enables Simplon Air to operate to the latest training standards and thus operate in a more environmentally and cost-efficient manner at Lugano Agno Airport. Fabi Riesen, CEO of Loft Dynamics, is looking forward to the upcoming collaboration with Simplon Air: "Being able to bring our flight simulator to a company with so much experience, especially in the training sector, is great news for us."

Sustainable training solution

“We are delighted with this new addition to our helicopter fleet. Our most experienced Instructors, whose experience ranges from 10'000 to 20'000 flight hours were allowed to test the Loft Dynamics Simulation Training Solutions and found themselves amazed of barely perceiving any differences between flying a real Robinson R22 and the Loft Dynamics FSTD. This Pioneering approach to Helicopter training is unparalleled in it's sustainability, affordability, the versatility given by the unlimited traning scenarios and capability to practice difficult flight maneuvers in a safe environment. We at Simplon Air flight school are firmly convinced that Loft Dynamics is laying down the Foundations of the future Helicopter training with its product”, says Gian-Paolo Giana, CEO, A.C.M and Head of Training from Simplon Air.

We at Simplon Air flight school are firmly convinced that Loft Dynamics is laying down the Foundations of the future Helicopter training with its product.

Gian-Paolo Giana
CEO, A.C.M and Head of Training from Simplon Air

About Simplon Air

Established in Switzerland in 2007, Simplon Air is a helicopter trading company and flight school. Through its experts, the helicopter company offers a fast, flexible and customized service for all aspects of pilot training - with over 50 years of expertise. The Simplon Air main office is located in Gondo (VS), where it houses the administrative, technical and operational management systems of the company; has its home base at Lugano (TI) airport and an additional satellite base in Italy, in Masera (VB), in a private heliport area of 13,000 square meters on the Domodossola plain, a crossroads with the cantons of Valais and Ticino.


About Loft Dynamics AG

Loft Dynamics AG (formerly VRM Switzerland) is a market-leading company specializing in VR training devices for pilots. Founded in 2016, our mission is to revolutionize global aviation with cutting-edge VR flight simulators. Equipped with a 3D high-resolution panoramic view, dynamic six-degrees-of-freedom motion platform, and full-scale replica cockpit with a unique pose tracking system, our simulators provide an immersive, realistic, customizable, and risk-free training experience. By offering a training solution that is 10 times smaller and 20 times less expensive than traditional simulators, we enhance training accessibility and scalability, empowering highly skilled pilots to meet the global demand. As the world's first and only qualified VR flight simulation training device (FSTD), achieving FTD Level 3 qualification from EASA, we serve leading manufacturers, airlines, operators, schools, and organizations worldwide. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, our team comprises passionate engineers, developers, and aviation experts.