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Loft Dynamics receives AVIATION WEEK Laureate Award

Loft Dynamics (formerly VRM Switzerland) has been named a winner of Aviation Week Network’s 65th Annual Laureate Awards. Award Honors Outstanding Achievements in Aviation, Aerospace & Defense and Winners will be Recognized on November 3 in Washington, DC


Loft Dynamics has been named a winner of the Aviation Week Network 65th Annual Laureate Awards (#AWLAUR), honoring extraordinary achievements in the global aerospace arena. The 2022 Laureate Awards will take place on November 3 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. At that time a Grand Laureate in each of the four categories will be named from among the winners.

Loft Dynamics is a winner in the Business Aviation category. Loft Dynamics’s virtual reality (VR) simulator creates a full-immersion training environment for helicopter pilots to learn high-risk maneuvers, such as slope landing, hovering, tail-rotor transmission failure and autorotation to a full touchdown. The system’s VR headset eliminates the domes, projectors and screens of standard flight-training devices.

We are so honored to receive this distinction and we are looking forward to celebrating the achievements of the aerospace industry in November.

Fabi Riesen

CEO & Founder, Loft Dynamics

“All of the winners are making a significant impact in not only the aerospace industry, but in our lives, from sustainability to space exploration to military operations. They are truly on the cutting edge of aerospace and technology, and they are inspiring others,” said Aviation Week Editorial Director Joe Anselmo. “These well deserving individuals and companies were selected by our editors from dozens of applications in each category. We look forward to honoring the winners and announcing the Grand Laureates in November.”

During the awards gala, Aviation Week Network will also bestow the Philip J. Klass Award for Lifetime Achievement. Four cadets and midshipmen from U.S. military academies will be recognized as Tomorrow’s Leaders, honoring young men and women who have chosen career paths in the armed forces. In addition to the Laureate Awards, Aviation Week Network will recognize the “20 Twenties” in partnership with Accenture and sponsored by Hexcel. This program recognizes the accomplishments and drive of 20 science, technology, engineering and mathematics students in their 20s and currently enrolled in a master's degree or bachelor's degree program.

About Loft Dynamics

Loft Dynamics in Dübendorf, Switzerland, is the leading manufacturer of VR helicopter simulators in the world. The company consists of an innovative team of over 40 passionate engineers, highly specialised developers and dedicated aviation experts. The simulator's mechanics, all electronic circuits, as well as the software, are designed and developed internally by the company. Another strength is the own FSTDO and the company’s proximity to various flight schools and operators.


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