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AW139 Open Cockpit Instructor


  • Welcome to the ELITE AW139 Advanced Aviation Training Device, a cutting-edge helicopter simulator closely modeled after the Leonardo AW139. This simulator offers an unparalleled training experience with meticulous attention to detail and realistic functionalities.

    Key Features:

    1. FAA AATD Certification: The ELITE AW139 is designed for Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ensuring adherence to the highest training standards.

    2. Realistic Aircraft Replication: Experience a generic depiction closely modeled after the AW139, with all basic functionalities covered. Flight deck controls, panels, knobs, switches, and components are faithfully replicated in size, look, feel, and functionality.

    3. Comprehensive System and Avionics Simulation: The simulator goes beyond hardware replication, simulating aircraft systems and avionics in great detail to facilitate training across all flight phases, including normal, abnormal, and emergency conditions.

    4. Ground Operations Training: Utilize highly accurate 3D airport or missing scenario add-on sceneries for ground operations training. Actual airport layouts are closely matched, allowing the use of authentic airport diagrams in training.

    5. Visual Portrayal Options: Choose between a large single-channel projection screen or a three-channel curved projection screen for the synthetic world display. Additional visual portrayal options are available to create a highly accurate and immersive training environment.

    6. Customization Options:

      • Open or Fully Enclosed: Tailor your training environment by selecting an open cockpit for heightened realism or a fully enclosed device for controlled training sessions.

      • Single or Dual Pilot: Customize the simulator to accommodate solo or multi-pilot scenarios based on your specific training needs.

    7. Realistic Flight Deck Components: Enjoy realistic dual control cyclic, anti-torque pedals, collective, Primus Epic PFD and MFD replica instrumentation, AW139 aircraft-specific switches, 4-axis autopilot, Force Trim Release, replica overhead panel, onboard camera, custom IOS, and a Flight Management System.

    8. Immersive Scenery System: Benefit from the 3m DOME scenery system providing 180° out-of-cockpit visuals, coupled with worldwide visual scenery featuring generic 3D objects.

    9. Emergency Procedures and Malfunctions: Access an extensive list of emergency procedures and malfunctions to enhance training scenarios.

    10. Updatable Navigational Data: Ensure that your simulator stays current with updatable local area navigational data.

    Experience the ELITE AW139 Helicopter Simulator, where realism meets customization, offering an unmatched training platform for helicopter pilots and enthusiasts within the aviation community.

AW139 Dome
AW139 Features
Universities, ATC & Home Users
FAA AATD & Similar
AW139 Flight Model & Software
ELITE Initial Certification Guarantee
High Fidelity Cockpit Replica with all flight controls & functions.
Aircraft like steel glareshield, Overhead, MIP & Pedestal
Dynamic control loading on Cyclic & Collective
Dynamic control loading on Rudder Pedals
Single or dual pilot configuration
Enclosed Instructor Cabin
Functional Circuit Breakers
Navdata updates possible
Touchscreen iOS
X-Plane Visual System
Triple projector 3m wide blended display Visual System
Single Screen Visual System (32" to 98")
Worldwide Shipping
Onsite Installation & Training
Maintenance, Update & Support contracts

Loggable hours on the FSTD

The AW139 meet the following certification criteria:

  • FAA AATD (Advanced Aircraft Training Device)

Other local authorities certifications are also possible. Reach out to sales.


  • Log 7.5 Hrs towards the PRIVATE
  • Log 20 Hrs towards the INSTRUMENT
  • Log 25 Hrs towards the ATPL
  • Log 25 Hrs towards the COMMERCIAL
  • Recent Flight Experience (maintain currency)
  • Instrument Proficiency Check (partial)
  • Instrument Practical Test (partial)


  • Up to 3 Hrs towards the PRIVATE
  • Up to 40% towards the INSTRUMENT
  • Up to 25%  towards the ATPL
  • Up to 20% towards the COMMERCIAL
  • Recent Flight Experience (maintain currency)
  • Instrument Proficiency Check (partial)
  • Instrument Practical Test (partial)


  • 5 hours dual instrument time towards the COMMERCIAL
  • 25 hours towards the ATPL
  • 20 hours towards the IR
  • 2 hour dual instrumen towards the Night VFR rating
  • Instrument Proficiency Check & Recency (2D instrument approach operations & 3D instrument approach operations)

Any questions? Reach out to our sales team !

René Huddlestone

Sales Director

Christopher Réville

Chief Commercial Officer

Have a look at a few customer installations.

These devices are examples of modern cockpits and show our students how instruments are working and how to operate these systems on the ground.
Juha Grönroos
Maintenance training manager, Eduko
AW139 Dome


Absolutely, we have several customers around the world using our ELITE solutions for unlimited fun.

Absolutely, major ATC actors like Skyguide, DFS and Eurocontrol use our solutions to train future ATC staff. Understanding the constraints of jets when flying in a controlled environment is key to safe operations.

We are happy to provide you with visual systems ranging from one monitor to a complete surround visual system with three projectors.

We dispatch our technicians for an onsite installation & training on how to operate the device.

Our devices operate & startup on one press of a button. Train within minutes, and focus on the important part: instruction. Not bug solving.

This device is very popular with home users, universities, and flight schools that do not log hours. It can also be certified by other authorities, such as CASA in Australia. Ask your sales agent for more information.

The names AugustaWestland, Leonardo, AW139, as well as related names, marks, emblems, and images, are registered trademarks of their respective owners. ELITE is not affiliated with any brand.

Pictures and setups may differ from the actual product, and depend on the options selected. All pictures and documents available on this website are strictly nonbinding.