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Opening Ceremony and Certification of Commercial Helicopter Level-D simulator of Swiss Air-Rescue Rega at Lufthansa Aviation Training Center

Lufthansa Aviation Training facility near Zurich Airport, featuring Helicopter Level D Simulation now in Service  (Image Credit: Rega)
Inside the full-motion H145 Level-D simulator flying over Switzerland digital twin (Image Credit: Rega)
Dr. Johannes Hain (Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH CEO, left) and Javier Castellar (Aechelon Technology Inc. Co-Founder & CSO, right) at the Rega Commissioning Ceremony (Credit: Aechelon)

Zurich, Switzerland – November 16, 2023 —  Aechelon Technology Inc. participated with the team celebrating the commissioning of Rega’s newly developed helicopter and jet simulators at Lufthansa Aviation Training Switzerland (LAT) in Opfikon. In the future, LAT will operate the simulators on behalf of Rega and offer free capacities to third-party customers.

Rega is a Swiss air-rescue organization with helicopters and ambulance jets flying over 13,000 rescue missions annually. The helicopter simulator of the company Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH (RST) can be equipped with three different cockpits (Airbus H145 and H125 as well as Leonardo AW169). The H145 cockpit was in operation at the event.

The training device includes a multi-platform Level D helicopter full-flight simulator (FFS), to include a genuine AW 169 fully customized to Rega requirements. Through RST’s unique roll-on/roll-off capabilities of the FFS, the training device may adapt to the fleet composition of Rega by exchanging the functional cockpit. The outstanding feature secures Rega’s investment for many years to come.

Aechelon Technology supplied the commercial databases and state-of-the-art pC-NOVA Nucleus™ 8-GPU capable Image Generators, a true multi-spectral multi-channel compact image generator featuring Multi-GPU NVIDIA® Quadro® with a dramatically reduced footprint. The Aechelon Nucleus incorporates GPU-based simulation of simultaneous OTW and stimulation of NVG in an advanced display system.

For more details, see Rega’s press release at

Aechelon Technology is a leader in real-time computer graphics applications for training, simulation, and entertainment markets. The company provides COTS-based, high-resolution, multi-channel, geo-specific image generators, OTW and correlated sensor databases and integration services. The company’s image generators are field-proven and are delivered with full logistics support and documentation.  Aechelon Technology is ISO 9001:2015 certified, is located on the Internet at, and is headquartered in South San Francisco, CA.

Aechelon Technology and pC-NOVA Nucleus™ are trademarks of Aechelon Technology, Inc.