The Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC), the Research & Development Corporation (RDC) and CAE today inaugurated a new helicopter training and research and development (R&D) centre in Newfoundland and Labrador. Fully funded by HMDC and RDC, the centre features the first civilian Level D helicopter simulator with night vision in Canada and hosts five research projects.
The centre is operated by CAE, a leading Canadian provider of training and simulation technologies. The simulator provides unprecedented realism for offshore facilities and local weather conditions. HMDC helicopter service provider Cougar Helicopters has started training its pilots at the centre.