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a story of success
AMST wins again and again and again...
BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE: NIGHT VISION TRAINING HUMAN CENTRIFUGE - MAIN DRIVE SYSTEM I am happy to present you again our
scenario, it will be the last one for the
SYSTEM SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED UPGRADE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED year 2002, which has been a very busy
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October, 2002 Main Drive Control System up-Grade provides full one for AMST.
by Georg Demmelbauer / Wolfgang G. Lindlbauer Acceleration demands of Agile 4th Generation Aircraft. We restructured the company
The Brazilian Air Force has now received its Integrated FMI Koenigsbrueck, Germany, July 2002, successfully, as you have seen in the
Night Vision Training System - NightFox. The AMST by Oliver Posvek previous editions. It was a tough job
team installed the NVT in October and completed As well as a modern PLC control, a completely new because of complex procedures we had
successfully Site Acceptance Test to the Air Force's digital control system with accurate RPM feed back, to the apply.
total satisfaction. Subsequently, to the installation of was successfully installed. The new system, after
the hardware incl. Terrain Model Board and software In parallel, a lot of new employees
extensive safety and performance checks, was entered into AMST, their integration is
as well as the extensive range of training course handed over to the customer only five weeks after one of the most important things to do,
inception. To date, the system has registered a totally since they will be in future a part of the
fault free performance. AMST capital.
HYPOBARIC CHAMBER - NEW HYPOXIA Visitors from all around the world, some
DEMONSTRATOR SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED. of them you will find on the next page,
came to visit us, we are always happy to
AMST installs new Hypoxia demonstrator system in host them at AMST.
Koenigsbrueck Hypobaric Chamber.
Contracts have been successfully
FMI Koenigsbrueck, Germany, November 2002
concluded, on time as usual.
by Oliver Posvek
The 6 student system provides an undetectable It was also a great pleasure for us, to
transition (switchover) between Oxygen and again be invited from the UK MoD DPA
Pressurised Air. The associated effects at different to bid for the Human Training Centrifuge
altitudes can thereby be demonstrated realistically to at Henlow and to get a contract for a
each student pilot. Risk Reduction Program, to show which
A valuable improvement in Hypobaric training. technology is available at AMST and how
to understand the complex design
material developed by AMST, Dr. David Newman, AMST ALTITUDE DATA MEASUREMENT SYSTEM process of a Centrifuge.
responsible within AMST for aeromedical issues,
conducted the comprehensive instructor/operator FMI Koenigsbrueck, Germany, December 2002 We have been able to host the DPA
training course to the Brazilian Air Force Instructors. by Oliver Posvek team for two days in Austria, where our
He taught them in theoretical and practical lessons specialists presented our latest state
The precise feed back of Altitude Data, within the of the art technology. I was extremely
the best way to train their own pilots. Hypobaric and De-compression chambers at
Special thanks must be expressed to the specialists of proud how our engineers presented
Königsbrück, will be available via a new and improved their excellent results.
Sutech Engenharia Ltda., who gave a brilliant support system to be installed in December 2002. Exact, and
to our team throughout the whole project period and instant, Pressure, Altitude and Climb Rate data - totally I would like to thank all of you, which are
Eutiquio Calazans (Director & Owner of Sutech) for his compatible with the standard signal system - will then interested in AMST. It is my personal
perfect leadership. NuIFISAL, Sutech and AMST be generated and displayed. This will enable a philosophy to be able give all my
concluded their excellent personal relationship during smooth integration of the new technology into the hospitality to you, This is also
the celebration of a barbecue at NuIFISAL. We wished existing control and measurement systems. manifested within the company. We like
that it had never finished, David, George and Clemens to have friends and not only customers.
reported back home. AUSTRIAN AIR FORCE SENDS FIGHTER A/C AND
HELICOPTER PILOTS TO AMST This year will end very soon, I am a little
ROYAL AIR FORCE U.K. - RISK REDUCTION sad, that I was not able to get
Vienna, Austria, September 4 th, 2002 personally in contact with all of you,
PROGRAMME FOR A NEW HUMAN CENTRIFUGE
by Wolfgang G. Lindlbauer which I would have preferred. Hopefully,
CONTRACT CONFIRMED. my schedule gets better by next year.
The Austrian Air Force has
MoD (DPA) selected AMST for participation. completed its evaluation Therefore I would like to use this edition
process for the procure- to wish all of you and your families
Abbey Wood, England,Sep. 2002 by David H. Pattison “a Merry Christmas and a Happy New
ment of 4th generation
AMST is pleased to have been selected by the MoD Fighter Aircraft. As part of Year”.
(DPA) in the UK to participate in their Risk Reduction the screening and training
Programme for a new Training and Operational programme for the Peace, Health and Happiness.
Support Human Centrifuge, required to replace the forthcoming fighter pilots as
previous contract with another supplier, which was well as for the recently
terminated by the MoD in September 2001. After ordered “Black Hawk”
qualifying in the PQQ phase, and subsequent AMST helicopter pilots, the Air
presentations to the DPA, at Abbey Wood we were Force has decided to send R. Schlüsselberger
pleased to receive an DPA evaluation visit at our nominated students and in-service pilots for
facilities in Austria by a DPA team, after which the screening, basic- and advanced disorientation
contract was confirmed. This RRP will culminate in a training on the AIRFOX DISO to AMST Ranshofen.
full proposal to the DPA for the Centrifuge and These procedures have been developed in co-
associated buildings to be installed at RAF Henlow. operation with the Austrian Air Force, the University of
Graz and AMST. During an initial period of 3 years all
pilots should go along the Spatial Disorientation Jet
and Helicopter Pilot Training, thereafter proceeding
with continuous refresher courses as well as motion
sickness (desensitisation) treatment on request.
strategy & plans
Werner K. Danda, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
AUSTRIAN MINISTER OF ILA EXHIBITION 2002
AMST Organization: DEFENSE VISITS AMST BERLIN, GERMANY
Well prepared for the future... Ranshofen, Austria, November 7th, 2002 Berlin,Germany, May, 6 nd to 12 th, 2002
by Wolfgang G. Lindlbauer by Carsten Braun-Seith
AMST's employees and the management enjoyed May 6th-12th 2002; AMST displayed on this year's
Dear Friends! the great honour of HE Dr. Herbert Scheibner - ILA the wide range of products and services in the
(Minister of Defence) visit to AMST. Dr. Scheibner, aeromedical and flight operation training area. The
We are getting closer and closer to who is a great promotor of Austria's High-Tech AIRFOX® DISO, the AMST Spatial Disorientation
Defence industry used this opportunity to inform simulator and demonstrator, was a real eye-catcher
optimum Solutions. With your support we himself on AMST's capabilities in aviation medicine and ready for flight to many professional pilots and
are able to offer today the full range of and flight simulators. A highlight of his visit was to Flight Training Organisations. With this simulator,
aeromedical equipment. The AMST product AMST demonstrates its leading position of typical
standard and philosophy is well established.
The extensive redevelopment program of
AMST is now completed. The high number of
new tenders around the world, confirm the
growing importance of flight safety and
efficient pilot selection.
The Synergy of product functions, required
training programs and acceptance by the
trainees lead consequently to a successful
solution. observe a part of the AIRFOX DISO training
programme developed for the Austrian Air Force
Fighter Pilots to prepare them for the new disorientation phenomena in an cockpit
More and more AMST is involved in the generation fighter A/C. He was really impressed environment. If unprepared pilots go through, this
design of training concepts. In the with he saw during his half day visit, and promised might result in personal injury or loss of live and
meantime 16 countries are using AMST full support for AMST in the future. damage to equipment.
solutions within their institutions.
INDIAN AIR FORCE VISITED All of those, who rode the
Customer intimacy is one driving factor of sim were overwhelmed
AMST that new future solutions AMST from the realistic and
get really happen, like the “DESDEMONA”. strong sense impres-
Ranshofen, Austria, August, 2002
sions. Everybody agreed
by Wolfgang G. Lindlbauer
that such a Spatial
Our extensive relationship with medical Disorientation
doctors, operators, instructors and Air A delegation of the Indian Air Force took the
opportunity to visit AMST on the occasion of a Demonstration in com-
Force authorities of different regional European tour. bination with AMST
cultures, generates a common under- Training Programme is a
standing and international friendship. The Pilots and milestone improvement
growing participation in our “AMST- Night” aeromedical in air safety and should
during Aeromedical Conferences is one specialists be standard training
positive indicator of friendship.Thank you all enjoyed the issue on regular base.
for that recognition. discussions as
well as the
AMST has established an aeromedical riding the DISO
department to strengthen their platform
for international scientific discussions of
and flying the
PC-7. It was a
TIM OTTE -
applications. We highly appreciate your great time we TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF
valuable inputs to this project. have spent together.
The AMST organization is well prepared for As the Technical Director Tim
the challenges of the next year. We will be AOPA GERMANY CONVINCED Otte has the overall technical
back on the 7th of January 2003. ABOUT AIRFOX DISO TRAINING responsibility for the entire
We wish you and your families many peaceful product segment of flight
Ranshofen, Austria, August 7th, 2002
days and the best of luck for next year in all simulators within the AMST
by Wolfgang G. Lindlbauer
your undertakings. group. He is leading a group
As part of an AOPA training camp held in of experienced simulation ex-
Eggenfelden, a delegation headed by Dr. perts representing the Centre
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Michael Erb, Managing Director of AOPA of Competence of Simulation
Germany, visited AMST for a demonstration of (CoC) within AMST.
Werner K. Danda, MBA the AIRFOX DISO and discussions, how to
Chief Executive Officer incorporate the AMST training programme into The whole personnel of the AMST-Group wish Tim
air safety. Pilots who flew the AIRFOX DISO were all the best for the future.
absolutely impressed from its performance and
emphasised the necessity of regular
disorientation demonstration to general and civil
A M ST - SYST E M T E C H N I K G M B H
aeromedical solutions for the 21st century
ASMA MEETING 2002 50th ICASM 2002, SYDNEY,
MONTREAL, CANADA AUSTRALIA, AIRFOX DISO
Montreal,Canada, May, 5th to 8th, 2002
by Wolfgang G. Lindlbauer
STEALS THE SHOW!
Sydney, Australia, September, 2002
The Franco-Canadian metropolis of Montreal by David Pattison
was a wonderful background for the 2002 Annual
Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical The Golden Jubilee (50 years) of the International
Association. AMST's booth was again the centre Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine, drew
of attention for organisations seeking high-tech more than 300 leading representatives from the
Aeromedical World to Sydney, Australia in
The organisers cannot be complimented enough
for their superb efforts which resulted in a smooth
running and faultless congress. Our special
aeromedical solutions for current and future Air
Force requirements. Special focus was given to
the joint TNO/AMST DESDEMONA research
project, which is now officially going to proceed.
This year's recipient of the AMST-sponsored Kent
K. Gillingham award was Col. Hans Pongratz
from the German Air Force Institute of Aviation thanks go to Dr. Gordon Cable (AMSANZ
President) and Dr. Eric Donaldson (Conference
Chairman) both from the Organising Committee
and also to Dr. David Newman (Chairman of the
Scientific Programme). He needs no introduction
here, since he is very well known and respected in
the international Aeromedical World.
AMST were very pleased that they had decided to
transport the AIRFOX Spatial Disorientation
Trainer / Simulator to the Congress. Airfox was
running at least 14 hours each day of the
conference, and literally dozens of aeromedical
experts from around the World took the
opportunity to “fly”it. Their extremely positive
Medicine at Fürstenfeldbrück. The presentation comments are on record, and, without exception,
of AMST's unique plaque to Col. Pongratz was a were highly flattering, leading us to believe that our
highlight of the Honours Night Banquet award engineers and designers have got it right.
ceremonies. Importantly, several new prospective customers
were identified as a result. Special marks to Martin
Scharfetter, who literally flew each of the 14 hour
Apart from the days, and our team of technicians (Reinhard Kreil,
congress, the Helmut Daxecker, Markus Wührer) who, under
world's leading difficult circumstances (in the middle of a wedding
aeromedical celebration in the Grand Ballroom) unpacked,
doctors met at the assembled and tested the AIRFOX overnight and
traditional AMST in record time.
from 14 countries
and 6 continents Sydney proved to be an impressive and
enjoyed this fan- hospitable venue for the congress, providing an
tastic evening of amazing stage on which to renew old friendships
superb food and and make new ones, especially at the now
fine wine at “Il traditional AMST Night, hosted by our CEO Mr.
Campari Centro,” Werner K. Danda, MBA.
a leading Italian
restaurant in I can still hear the erie strains of the Didgeridoos
Montreal. drifting across Sydney Harbour, not to mention the
The restaurant's owner, Pietro, personally magic tones of Dr. Bagshaw's violin (British
ensured the evening was a complete success, Airways)!
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