Elite has a proven sales record of over 120 single pilot EHFCUs delivered to customers worldwide. Now, on the grounds of this long-term expertise and due to an increased demand for twin-engine helicopters and simulators, the highly skilled team at Elite have developed a state-of-the-art dual Elite helicopter flight controls unit featuring dual collective and controls.
“It is an honour to welcome the prestigious Swiss AAA Alpine Air Ambulance AG as launch customer for our latest unit”, says Mr René Huddlestone, Director of Sales and Marketing at Elite. As from now on the dual EHFCU is integrated into the Elite portfolio and can be purchased at a very cost-effective price. Customers can choose between the standard collective and a Bell 206 Jetranger collective option.
Since 2012 Swiss AAA Alpine Air Ambulance AG is the preferred aviation partner of Swisstransplant foundation and belongs to the Lions Air Skymedia AG. It runs a modern fleet of helicopters such as the Eurocopter EC135 and provided from its new base at Birrfeld a very reliable Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS).
“This has been a brilliant customer journey experience”, states Lions Air Skymedia AG Simulator Manager Mr Dario Tschannen, who was responsible for the installation of the dual Elite helicopter flight controls unit into the cockpit of their former top-of-the-fleet Bölkow Bo105. He can be seen pictured in front of the Bölkow Bo105 next to Mr René Huddlestone (from left to right).
“Thanks to the customer-focused philosophy and the great engineering team at Elite Simulation Solutions AG our dream of bringing back our original Bölkow Bo105 into life as a simulator device has come true”, says Mr Dario Tschannen. “We are now demonstrating this perfect match of former glory and modern engineering to a wide audience at exhibitions or events”, he adds. What strikes him most is the reliability and stability of the system. “All our customers have enjoyed great fun whilst experiencing aviation in a safe environment”, he says delightedly.
“Elite is excited to have been able to custom build a product which was tailored to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations. This newly developed dual pilot variant is now a logical progression in terms of us providing our customers affordable aircraft training solutions”, says Mr René Huddlestone.