Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH (RST) has been contracted by the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA) for the development and production of an MRH90 maintenance training rig (MTR) for the Rotary Aircraft Maintenance School (RAMS) in Australia.
NAHEMA, based in Aix-en-Provence, France, is the responsible management agency for the NH90 program representing and acting as such on behalf of currently 11 nations from all over the world.
The MTR is an exact, non-flying replica of the most advanced NH90 tactical troop transport helicopter of the 21st Century and will be used by maintenance and onboard technical personnel for training on both mechanical systems and components of the popular rotorcraft. More than 800 maintenance tasks are to be replicated (e.g. handling, removal, repair and installation of serviceable parts).
Due to highest standards in data gathering (3D scanning) and design, the high fidelity of the MTR also allows installing additional role change equipment.
By using this maintenance training approach, crews get more access to hands-on training without having to tie up a real helicopter; it ensures the highest training quality while reducing the acquisition and life-cycle cost significantly.