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Webinar On Demand: How VRM Switzerland and Varjo achieved the first EASA-qualified VR flight simulator

Watch this webinar to learn how VRM Switzerland blazed a new path for virtual training simulations using Varjo headsets to create the first virtual reality flight simulator officially qualified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Learn about the benefits of virtual and mixed reality for helicopter pilot training.

Your Hosts:

Fabi Riesen - VRM Switzerland

Fabi Riesen
VRM Switzerland

Claude Vuichard
Vuichard Recovery Safety Foundation

Markus Heinonen - Varjo Host

Markus Heinonen
Vertical Lead – Training & Simulation, EMEA/APAC
Varjo Technologies

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) officially qualified the first virtual reality-based training solution, featuring Varjo virtual reality, for aviation training. In this webinar, you'll hear how this was accomplished.

Developed and built by VRM Switzerland, the helicopter pilot simulator features Varjo XR-3 and unique technology developed by the Swiss flight training solution provider. Because the qualification is directly from the aviation authority, any customers of VRM Switzerland can start using the VR training solution without further national certification according to EASA regulations.

Register below to watch the recording of this 1-hour webinar, where you’ll:

  • learn what VR means for the future of training in flight schools and helicopter companies;
  • discover why this solution is a more cost-effective, environmentally friendly way to prepare and train pilots worldwide;
  • and, hear from key experts about the challenges and innovations required to successfully implement this landmark achievement.

A recording of the session will be sent via email shortly after submitting the form. Originally aired on 8th of June 2021.


Accelerating pilot readiness with photorealistic, fully immersive VR training.

“Pilots should receive realistic training on simulators. This allows helicopter operators and flight schools to fly more efficiently and safely. Thanks to our cooperation with [the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)], we can offer directly creditable training.

Our VR concept, which includes the Varjo XR-3 Head Mounted Display (HMD), Pose Tracking combined with a VR Haptic Cockpit on a highly dynamic 6DOF motion platform, provides a training device with the highest possible visual fidelity, allowing pilots to be fully immersed.”


Varjo for training and simulation

Varjo immerses you in the most natural mixed and virtual reality environments ever experienced. With true-to-life XR and VR, training programs can reduce costs by up to 99% while enabling increased trainee readiness in even the most dangerous scenarios, and at the highest level of security and privacy.

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