Many companies face a common problem when comes time to build an aircraft simulator; either they just don’t have access to the required data package or they don’t have the financial resources to buy that data package.
This problem occurs regardless of the simulator’s purpose (training, avionics test bed, etc.) and for both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. In such cases, they are left looking for alternatives and to figure out what is the best level of fidelity they can expect given their available budget. In addition, they have to determine the impact on the certification or qualification level of their new simulator.
This project was realized by Roy Aircraft & Avionic Simulation (RASS), and consisted in building a simulator, of a Tiger attack helicopter for the Direction General de l'Armement (DGA) Flight Testing group of the French government.