A C-130 aeromedical evacuation trainer CAE built for the U.S. Air Force has been declared fully operational and ready for use at the service branch’s Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia.
CAE said Monday the Aeromedical Evacuation Training System is equipped with a motion platform and designed to train aeromedical crews for pre-flight, emergency procedures and in-flight patient care on C-130 transport planes.
The motion system works to replicate vibrations and turbulence that often occur during take-off, landing and in-flight, the company added.
CAE’s healthcare arm also provided human patient simulators and a curriculum that includes a portable instructor operator station, in an effort to give users full control and customization of various training scenarios.
The company currently develops aeromedical trainers designed to replicate the Air Force’s C-17 transport aircraft and KC-135 tankers that are configured for aeromedical missions.
The C-17 and KC-135 trainers will also feature motion systems and will be delivered later this year, CAE noted.