Thales LifeFlight AW139 Simulator

The most advanced helicopter simulator in the world, in the world’s most attractive, safe and convenient training location.

The Thales Reality H AW139 civil helicopter simulator is a state-of-the-art Full Flight Simulator designed to deliver  advanced mission oriented, high fidelity training for AW139 helicopter crews.

Real life training

FFS Level D certified

235° by 80° visual display system

Images are generated using the ThalesView Image Generator

Uses a high-reliability Hexaline electric motion system

Our location

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Enrolling for courses at the LifeFlight Training Academy means you will undertake world-class, state-of-the-art training in Brisbane, Queensland’s capital, in a location right next to Brisbane Airport. Your team can fly in, fly out with plenty of local accommodation and a minimal cost of getting around, or, you can take your time to explore Australia’s “New World City”.

Apart from the many attractions within the relaxed, sunny river city of Brisbane, you’ll be 1-2 hours from some of the most beautiful beaches in the Southern Hemisphere. What is Brisbane famous for? Subtropical warmth, relaxation and an easy, friendly pace – within Australia we’re known as the “holiday city”!


Absolutely wonderful experience at LifeFlight. The facilities and the people delivering the service were outstanding. Namely Phil Head and Lisa Enander were extremely helpful and considerate. The coordination and organisation of the training program was seamless and training delivery was outstanding which helped and enabled me to successfully complete my training requirements. LifeFlight will be my go-to place for all my future training needs and requirements and is highly recommended.


Very well organised and presented course by LifeFlight. Phil Head and Jerome Guitton were brilliant instructors and were experts in their field. Thank you Phil for all the extra work and time you put in to assist me in completing my ATPL. LifeFlight Training Academy has friendly, helpful and dedicated people and that is what makes the difference between a good and excellent training organisation.

Marius de Jager (October 2020)

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First class training solutions

We understand that every operation is unique requiring a training solution that is tailored and contextualised. This is a  major differentiator of the Thales LifeFlight Simulation Training Centre.

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Our approach to creating training and development frameworks for each of our clients means we customise both the training and assessment according to the specific policies and procedures of your operation. Our training team is made up of very experienced ground and Flight Instructors, who together bring a combined Helicopter industry experience of well over 100 years from a wide variety of operations.

Thales and LifeFlight have partnered to provide an accessible, cost-effective option for AW139 flight simulation training, allowing customers to maintain sustainable helicopter operations. The dedicated facility features the first Thales-built Reality H AW139 Level D full-flight simulator and sets the safety and training standard in innovative AW139 aircrew training. Compliant to Level D according to JAA/EASA regulation requirements, the Reality H AW139 Level D full-flight simulator enables pilots to maintain their qualification required by regulatory authorities.

Specifically designed for oil and gas, search and rescue, emergency services helicopter operators, the Reality H AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator provides outstanding realism for mission training.

State-of-the-art aircrew training

Thales aircrew training


Type rating training and testing on AW139, Bell 412, Bell 230 and AS350 helicopters.


130 years of combined helicopter experience and over 25,000 hours of flight experience.

Night Vision training

NVIS training and testing.

Additional services

Certificate III in Aviation
Certificate III in Aviation

The AVI30519 Certificate III in Aviation (Rescue Crew Officer) can be delivered in a face-to-face environment at the LifeFlight Training Academy Brisbane and Toowoomba facilities. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is also available for this qualification.

Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) Training
Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) Training

Night vision goggles (NVG) are a head-mounted night vision enhancement device. They use image intensifying technology to amplify the available ambient light sufficiently for images to be seen through the NVG eyepieces as a monochromatic green image.

Certificate IV in Aviation
Certificate IV in Aviation

The AVI40119 Certificate IV in Aviation (Air Crew Officer) can be delivered in a face-to-face environment at the LifeFlight Training Academy Brisbane and Toowoomba facilities. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is also available for this qualification.


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