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Apache Virtual Interactive Environment (VIE)

The Apache Virtual Interactive Environment is a desktop application that allows trainees to accomplish Maintenance Operational Checks and Fault Isolation Procedures.  The virtual training is used to support initial and skill maintenance instruction for Helicopter Repairer and Aircraft Electrician Maintenance personnel.  The training also supports remove, install, and fault isolation scenarios for aircraft systems and subsystems.

Chinook Virtual Interactive Environment (VIE)

The Chinook Virtual Interactive Environment is a desktop application that allows trainees to accomplish Electrical Fault Isolation Procedures. The virtual training is used to support initial and skill maintenance instruction for Helicopter Repairer and Aircraft Electrician Maintenance personnel.  The training also supports remove, install, and fault isolation scenarios for aircraft systems and subsystems.

Chinook Desktop Trainer (CDT)

The Chinook Desktop Trainer (CDT) emulates the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) of the CH-47F helicopter.  LSI developed the CDT for PM Cargo Helicopters for use in their electronic classrooms to train CH-47F pilots in engine startup and shutdown procedures, aircraft controls and displays, mission planning, and in-flight tasks, to include instrument flight procedures and selectable emergency procedures.

Chinook Component Locator (CLT)

The Chinook Component Locator (CLT) provides tools to locate and identify helicopter components in a 3D virtual representation of the CH-47F helicopter.  The user can freely investigate the aircraft panel by panel or utilize the search function to locate the desired component.  Selectable components are highlighted in green, and each component has a tailored description.

Apache Component Locator

The Apache 3D Component Locator is a virtual application that provides users with location of components within the Apache helicopter.  The Component Locator has been developed to run on both Windows OS and Android mobile devices.  The Component Locator is used by the Longbow New Equipment Training Team (NETT) and Ft. Eustis instructors as a tool for providing training to maintenance personnel.  The main screen consists of a 3D helicopter that can be accessed by clicking on areas of the Apache model to open up access panels or crew stations.  The components are represented by high resolution photographs with accompanied function and description.  The Component Locator employs menu items that set the Component Locator to a state so that only the items related to that pull-down option will be available.  These menu options include:

  • Special and Scheduled Inspections
  • Peculiar Ground Support Equipment (PGSE) and GSE
  • Inventory Items
  • Functional Flows of several aircraft systems
  • Weight and Balance Inventory
  • Search – allows user to search for a component using a word within the component’s title or description

Flight Controls VIE (SAP)

The AH64D Flight Controls Virtual Interactive Environment (VIE) is a training aid designed to assist Critical Task Maintenance Training instructors and Maintenance Test Pilot instructors to teach theory of operation and specific rigging procedures for the AH64D Flight Controls.

The virtual flight controls can be moved in any direction relative to its position on screen, rotated to any angle, expanded or shrunk, cross-sectioned in any direction and dissected in any manner in support of the training objectives. The learner can observe instructor demonstrations and then perform the procedures individually.

Engine Simulation (SAP)

The T-700/701 Engine Virtual Interactive Environment (VIE) is a training aid designed to assist Critical Task Maintenance Training instructors and Maintenance Test Pilot instructors to teach theory of operation and procedures for the T-700/T701C/D engine. The virtual engine can be moved in any direction, rotated to any angle, expanded or shrunk, cross-sectioned in any direction and dissected in any manner in support of the training objectives. The learner can observe instructor demonstrations and then perform the procedures as instructed or they can use the IETM display to perform Fault Isolation Procedures (FIP) or Maintenance Operational Checks (MOC).

Drives (SAP)

The AH64D Drives Visual Enterprise (VE) is a training aid designed to assist Critical Task Maintenance Training instructors, Maintenance Test Pilot instructors and Maintainers to teach theory of operation and specific procedures for the AH64D Drives Systems.

The virtual Drives Systems can be moved in any direction relative to its position on screen, rotated to any angle, expanded or shrunk, cross-sectioned in any direction and dissected in any manner in support of the training objectives. Provides maintenance training under the following AH-64E tasks categories:

  • Maintenance Operational Check (MOC) procedures
  • Fault Isolation Procedures
  • Operational Checks and Failures

The learner can observe instructor demonstrations and then perform the procedures individually.

Instructional Systems Design (ISD)

LSI’s Instructional Designers hold advanced degrees in education and learning science disciplines.  They are experienced in using an array of training requirements analysis and design methodologies including, the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation (ADDIE) process; the Systems Approach to Training (SAT); Human Systems Integration (HSI); and the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) End-to-End process.  By applying the correct methodology and leveraging extensive domain experience, LSI designs training that is effective, efficient, and engaging.

SCO Workbench

SCO Workbench is a comprehensive analysis system that provides Instructional Designers with a suite of data gathering and analysis tools designed to streamline complex task and media analyses.  SCO Workbench captures Conditions, Behaviors, and Knowledge/Skills/Attitudes (KSAs) associated with knowledge and performance tasks.  Using algorithms based on MIL-HDBK 29612 guidance and customizable based on specific project requirements, a task list is easily distilled into a training task list.  Each training task is then subject to further analysis using Human Systems Integration (HSI) and stimuli parameters, resulting in a clearly defined optimal and secondary training media requirement.  Learning Objectives developed in SCO Workbench are organized in a visual hierarchy for ease of sequencing.  SCO Workbench outputs are the basis of the Instructional Performance Requirement Document (IPRD) and the Instructional Media Requirements Document (IMRD).

Technical Publications

Our technical publications developers use a Quality Assurance-driven team process, designed to reduce costs by minimizing rework and schedule delays due to deficiencies or corrections.  Publications development is a team process, where project managers, subject matter experts, illustrators, data managers and QA personnel work synergistically to deliver maintenance and operator products to our customers that often exceed quality expectation, are on-time and within budget. LSI develops content for:

  • Organizational, Intermediate, and Depot Level Maintenance Manuals
  • Flight and System Operating Manuals
  • Software Users Manuals
  • Wiring Data Manuals
  • Training Device Operator & Maintenance Manuals; Instructor/Operator Handbooks
  • Illustrated Parts Breakdowns
  • Periodic Maintenance Requirement Cards

We offer various methods of delivery from the printed page to electronic technical manuals (ETM). Our long history of publications development spans over 35 years with all the branches of the Department of Defense. In addition, we have provided publications services for a multitude of FMS customers, including Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, South Korea, and Taiwan.

Technical Illustrations      

Our technical illustrators produce graphics from the simplest block diagrams and line conversions to complex graphics and systems. Conversions of graphics from native authoring and publishing systems are performed for inclusion into documents. Our technical illustrators specialize in developing true, mathematically-based, vector formats from your existing raster graphics.

S1000D

S1000D is an international specification for the procurement and production of technical publications. It is an XML specification for preparing, managing, and using equipment maintenance and operations information.  The technical information is authored as XML files called Data Modules (DMs) and stored in a Common Source Database (CSDB).  Recently, the specification has been expanded to include two new types of data modules, a SCORM Content Package Module (SCPM) and a Learning Data Module (LDM).  The purpose of the SCPM and LDM is to provide a method for including SCORM learning content in a CSDB alongside the technical manuals.

In 2009, LSI worked directly with the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative and the ADL Job Performance Technology Center (JPTC) to design a strategy for using a CSDB for storing and retrieving SCORM learning content.  The ADL team created a prototype CSDB interfacing tool called the Bridge API.  LSI modified one of its courseware development tools, SCO Workbench, to interface directly with ADL’s CSDB instance over an internet connection using the Bridge API.  With SCO Workbench, courseware developers were given a simple Graphical User Interface (GUI) to create and modify all of the different types of LDMs.  Those LDMs along with SCPMs could then be checked in and out of ADL’s CSDB.

Recently, LSI has modified its latest courseware development tool, Venus 2 Enterprise (V2E), to allow easier access to technical DMs during the courseware development process.  XML DMs can be imported into a SCORM package and linked directly to a SCO in development.  The tool parses the DMs and allows for the courseware developer to pull text directly from the technical publication.  Once linked, the developer now has a simple way to be notified of a technical change which may have an affect on the courseware content.  This kind of surveillance makes courseware development much easier, particularly when courseware development is being performed concurrently with the authoring of the technical publications.

Aviation Ground Power Unit (AGPU)

LSI designed and produced an AGPU for the Taiwan Army to power a real AH-64E Apache Helicopter.  The AGPU is powered by 3 phase, 480 VAC at 200 Amps and produces 3 phase, 400 Hz, 115 VAC at 60 KVA and 60 Hz power, 120 VAC, and 28 VDC to the helicopter.  The AGPU also produces 3000 psi hydraulic pressure to the aircraft or trainer at 6-15 GPM using a Variable Frequency Drive.  LSI also manufactures AGPUs for the U.S. Army Apache L-7AY and Chinook Helicopter Maintenance Trainers (CHMTs).  The AGPU is designed to operate in a hangar environment.

Mobile Power Supply Unit (MPSU)

LSI designs and produces MPSUs for the U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk Maintenance Trainers (BHMT-Ms) and Chinook Helicopter Maintenance Trainers (CHMTs).  The MPSU is powered by 3 phase, 208 or 220 VAC at 200 Amps and produces 3 phase, 400 Hz, 115 VAC at 30 KVA and 60 Hz power, and 120 VAC to the helicopter.  It also produces 3000 psi hydraulic press at 6 to 15 GPM using a Variable Frequency Drive.  The MPSU is very quiet in operation to facilitate instruction on the hangar floor.

Radar Simulator Test Set

The Radar Simulator test set is used to radiate five individual radar warning antennas installed on the L7AY device. It can be set to each of the three different settings listed in the IETM for the Radar Warning MOC, each of which will provide a useable signal for the HTD to display the correct threat symbology and audio warnings.

IFF Transponder Test Set

The IFF Transponder is used to send and receive signals to and from the L7AY during the IFF Transponder MOC and associated FIPs.  It can distinguish between all of the different transponder modes used on the AH-64 and will provide all associated pass/fail indications based on the settings of the HTD.

Hellfire Test Set

The TSGMS test set is used during the Hellfire MOC. It is able to perform the full self-test IAW listed IETM instructions. It connects and interfaces with the L7AY through each individual hellfire rail. It also connects to the GETAC computer to interface with the IETM software, which allows the IETM to provide a PASS indication during the MOC.

TADS Continuity Test Set

The TADS continuity test set allows the user to perform a full test of the 1A4W1 wiring harness (Funny Harness). It will perform a full continuity test IAW the IETM.

Flight Line Test Set

The Flight Line Test Set is used to perform the Radar Jammer MOC and associated FIPs. All test set indications function IAW the IETM and are controlled both by switch positions on the test set as well as individual settings on the HTD.

Countermeasures Dispensing Test Set

The CDTS is used during the MISSILE WARNING SYSTEM AND COUNTERMEASURES DISPENSING SUBSYSTEM MOC and associated FIPS. They receive information from HTD through the baseplates which are connected to the HTD. Each test set can perform a full self-test and is able to count the number of chaff or flares fired off from each dispenser.

Modernized Target Acquisition Designator Sight (TADS) Selected Task Trainer (M-TSTT)

Modernized Target Acquisition Designator Sight (TADS) Selected Task Trainer (M-TSTT) is an AH-64 Apache Helicopter part task trainer that provides an interactive means of training pilots in operator procedures related to Sights, Weapons, Communications, Navigation, Controls and Displays, Fire Control Radar, and Data Management.  The M-TSTT also provides interactive tests to train and evaluate users on controls and displays switchology.  These switchology tests offer three levels of complexity ranging from beginner to advanced level.  The training device hardware can easily be changed to support both the AH64D and AH64E aircraft configurations.

Training supported:

  • Switchology
  • Boresighting
  • Tracking/Targeting
  • Target Acquisition (FCR / MTADS)
  • Target Engagement
  • ILS/VOR operation
  • Communications
  • Navigation

Longbow Procedural Trainer (LPT)

The LPT is virtual procedural trainer that faithfully emulates the controls and displays of the Apache aircraft crew station.  The LPT is used by the Longbow New Equipment Training Team (NETT) and Ft. Rucker instructors as a tool for providing training to aircrew personnel.  The LPT allows students to practice procedural tasks for systems such as weapons, sighting, fire control radar, navigation, communications, data management, flight, fuel, performance planning, target tracking, emergency procedures, and digital messaging.  The LPT employs pull-down menus to:

  • Display either pilot or Copilot Gunner (CPG) configuration
  • Access crew station panels
  • Change aircraft configuration or conditions such as adding fuel tanks, updating speed, altitude, and course, enabling emergency conditions, or modifying aircraft system configuration
  • Set up networking between multiple LPT’s on a network to practice audio and digital communications

Students use a mouse, keyboard, or touchscreen display to interact with the LPT.  To increase fidelity, LSI has developed and integrated a modeled TEDAC assembly that connects to the LPT via USB and HDMI.  When connected, the virtual TEDAC display is removed from the user interface and video is displayed on the modeled TEDAC Assembly.

Mobile Training Applications

Portable electronic devices are as common in the hands of today’s learners as three-ring notebooks were to previous generations.  Putting training literally in the hands of the Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine frees them from the constraints of the classroom so that training content can be delivered anywhere, at any time.  LSI is at the forefront of this revolutionary change, building first of their kind, leading-edge mobile training applications for the US Navy Recruit Training Command and US Army CH-47 Chinook maintenance personnel.  Our Venus 2 Enterprise (V2E) development engine produces stand-alone mobile training applications, usable on iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices.  By utilizing the Advance Distance Learning Co-Labs Experience API (xAPI), our training apps collect student data while off-line and when an internet or network connection to a Learning Record Store (LRS), such the Navy e-Learning (NeL) system, becomes available, student performance data is uploaded.

Chinook Training Device Program

LSI designs, develops, and delivers high fidelity Chinook helicopter training environments for the Program Management Office (PMO), Cargo Helicopters.  LSI uses Crash Damaged Aircraft (CDA) or CAT-B aircraft fuselages combined with simulated components to support all mechanical and electrical system tasks in a simulated environment increasing training capabilities and improving training effectiveness.  Our solutions require no original equipment manufacturer (OEM) software or components to generate the displays and signals needed to support completion of IETM tasks and rendering appropriate results.  Everything is simulated but transparent to the student.  This solution was recognized by US Army representatives in the 2011 US Army Aviation Logistics School (USAALS) Army Aviation Magazine to have “become a model of success for USAALS, PEO Aviation, and industry collaboration.”

LSI delivered ten CHMT10 (15U10), four CHMT30 (15U30), and four CHMT-EV (15F) training devices leveraging the engineering design and lessons learned from CHMT 10 devices to produce the CHMT 30 and subsequently the CHMT EV devices.  This leveraging provided the ability to adjust training models to allow the EV device to be used to train 15U tasks if desired.  These training devices are used to support initial and skill maintenance instruction for Helicopter Repairer and Aircraft Electrician Maintenance personnel.  These devices also support remove, install, and fault isolation scenarios for aircraft systems and subsystems.

Each CHMT training device consists of a Hardware Training Device (HTD) an Instructor Operator Station (IOS), and an Aviation Ground Power Unit (AGPU), and the capability to be synchronized with a Virtual Interactive Environment (VIE) training device.  This platform makes available two types of training tasks — instructor initiated actions that require no computer or simulation hardware interaction and instructor initiated system and component faults that are induced via the IOS software application.

The CHMT-10 Level Device provides training for 15U10 tasks, including component identification, system familiarization, 6 service tasks, 51 remove and install tasks, and 31 fault isolation procedures (FIPS).

The CHMT-30 Level Device provides training for 15U30 tasks, includes all 15U10 level tasks with the addition of 13 maintenance operational checks (MOCs) and 23 FIPs.

The CHMT-EV Level Device provides training for 15F10/30 tasks, includes all the functionality of the 30-level trainer plus the ability to do 30 more MOCS and an additional 118 FIPS.

Chinook Rotor Head Part Task Trainer (CRPTT)

LSI delivered two CRPTT training devices to support the training environment for development of maintenance skills and knowledge for CH-47 maintainers.  The trainer serves as the training media for instructors to strengthen maintenance personnel in skills and knowledge of system familiarization, component identification, maintenance procedures, and removal and installation procedures.  The trainer simulates production aircraft systems to the extent required to accomplish the maintenance tasks for the rotor head system.  These systems provide realistic training for maintenance procedures.

Chinook Cockpit Part Task Trainer (CCPTT)

LSI delivered two CCPTT training devices to support the training environment for development of maintenance skills and knowledge for CH-47 maintainers.  The CCPTT is representative of aircraft flight control systems configuration of the CH-47 and is populated with components that meet the physical and functional fidelities of the aircraft.  The trainer serves as the training media for instructors to strengthen maintenance personnel skills and knowledge of systems, component identification, maintenance procedures, and removal and installation procedures.  The trainer simulates production aircraft systems to the extent required to accomplish the maintenance tasks for the selected systems.  These systems provide realistic training for maintenance procedures.

Black Hawk Maintenance Trainer (BHMT)

The UH-60M Black Hawk Maintenance Trainer (BHMT) is built from retired Category B, crash damaged, or purchased airframe and is used for the development of maintenance skills for U.S. Army Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 15T10 and 15T30 level personnel.  It is used to train system familiarization, component identification, servicing tasks and inspections, Maintenance Operational Checks (MOCs), Fault Isolation Procedures, and Remove and Install (R/I) tasks in support of UH-60M Aviation Unit Level Maintenance (AVUM).  The BHMT-M provides realistic, safe, high fidelity training for ground maintenance operations and procedures.  It is the primary training media to strengthen maintenance personnel skills and knowledge in:

  • Maintenance task related skills and knowledge
  • Maintenance practices and repair procedures
  • Use of common and special tools, and test equipment
  • Advanced skills development

The BHMT-M trainer is ruggedized for the training environment to provide high life cycle task performance at low cost and provides for isolation of task environments for system familiarization to support the 15T MOS at the 10 and 30 levels.

The BHMT-M consists of a Hardware Training Device (HTD) with a Mobile Power Supply Unit (MPSU), an Instructor Operator’s Station (IOS), Trainer System Software, IOS Software, and an Air Conditioning Unit within the Computer Equipment Rack.  The HTD is representative of a UH-60M aircraft, incorporating simulated systems, requiring electrical and hydraulic power from the MPSU.  The BHMT-M training system retains the original look and characteristics of the UH-60M helicopter, with the addition of maintenance platforms to facilitate training.  The forward L/H and R/H sides of the work platforms allow for rotor blade installation and transmission, engine, and APU R/I, and other tasks requiring safe access to the top of the trainer.  The BHMT-M comes with UH-60M composite modeled stubby rotor blades that are nine and a half feet long and replicate the shape, twist, and anhedral tip of an actual UH-60M rotor blade.  A tail rotor stand is provided to allow R/I tasks on the tail rotor and tail rotor gear box.  The work platforms come with gates that have safety sensors to prevent the rotor blades from turning if a gate is opened.  A sensor is provided to prevent rotation of the rotor system if the tail rotor stand is in a position to interfere with the tail rotor blades.  An additional sensor prevents the system from rotating if the railings are not in the down position.

Physical and functional fidelity requirements for all components are defined in a customer-provided Fidelity Matrix.  The IOS enables the instructor to monitor and control the training scenario, observe and evaluate student performance, and check system status.  The IOS provides two modes, one for training and the other for maintenance.

LSI, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and delivers high fidelity Black Hawk helicopter training devices for the Utility Helicopter Project Office (UHPO) for use at the U.S. Army Aviation training facilities at Ft. Eustis, VA and Ft. Indiantown Gap, PA. Five of these devices have been delivered and five more are in production. LSI has delivered one trainer for the Taiwan Army under a foreign military sales (FMS) case.

Black Hawk Maintenance Trainer (BHMT) Taiwan Army

Under an FMS case with the Taiwan Army, LSI, Inc. produced the BHMT-M / S-70M from the U.S. Army design incorporating a simulated Aviation Ground Power Unit (AGPU) that uses an electric motor instead of a turbine engine allowing operation in a hangar environment.  The Taiwan BHMT variant also incorporates a Rescue Hoist and 200 gallon Robertson fuel tank.

Longbow Controls and Displays Selected Task Trainer (LCDSTT)

The LCDSTT is a maintenance device used to train system familiarization and Maintenance Operational Checks (MOCs) in support of U.S. Army Longbow AH-64E AVIM/AVUM (Aviation Intermediate and Unit Level Maintenance).  The LCDSTT design incorporates a hardware-training device consisting of a tandem cockpit (Pilot and Copilot/Gunner Longbow stations), (HTD) and Instructor Operator Station, (IOS).  The LCDSTT provides maintenance training under the following AH-64E tasks categories:

  • Maintenance Operational Check (MOC) procedures
  • Fault Isolation Procedures
  • Switchology and Systems Knowledge

Flight Control Part Task Trainer (FCPTT)

The Flight Control Part Task Trainer (FCPTT) is an operational device that simulates Longbow production aircraft operational systems.  The FCPTT is used to train system familiarization, Maintenance Operational Checks (MOCs), and Fault Isolation Procedures (FIPs). The FCPTT is a hybrid design which incorporates a hardware-training device (HTD) consisting of a tandem cockpit (Pilot and Copilot/Gunner Longbow stations), Interface Panel (IP), Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU), Instructor Operator Station (IOS) and the Longbow Procedural Trainer (LPT).  The trainer provides maintenance training under the following AH-64D tasks categories:

  • Maintenance Operational Check (MOC) procedures: 3
  • Fault Isolation Procedures (FIP): 26
  • Switchology, Systems, Component Familiarization, and Rigging

LSI developed a FCPTT for Taiwan Army and updated seven (7) USG legacy FCPTT’s with the hybrid solution used by the Taiwan Army FCPTT.

Integrated Pressurized Air System Part Task Trainer (IPASPTT)

The Integrated Pressurized Air System Part Task Trainer (IPASPTT) is an operational device that simulates Longbow production aircraft operational systems.  The IPASPTT is used to train pressurized air system familiarization and related Maintenance Operational Checks (MOCs), and Fault Isolation Procedures (FIPs). The IPASPTT is a hybrid design which incorporates a hardware-training device (HTD), Interface Panel (IP), Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU), Instructor Operator Station (IOS) and the Longbow Procedural Trainer (LPT).  The trainer provides maintenance training under the following AH-64D tasks categories:

  • Maintenance Operational Check (MOC) procedures: 2
  • Fault Isolation Procedures (FIP): 14
  • Switchology, Systems and Component Familiarization
  • Component removal and installation techniques

Foreign Military Sales

As one of the U.S. Department of Defense’s prime contractors for rotary and fixed wing aircraft training support, we have developed and conducted a number of successful training programs under FMS agreements, including Argentina, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and most recently Taiwan.  Additionally, we have provided FMS and DCS maintenance and training support to our Aerospace Industry partners in a number of countries.  LSI is a Department of State registered exporter and manufacturer and maintains a robust export compliance program.  Our customizable training plans include:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Electronic Classroom Design and Assembly
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Maintenance Training
  • Practical Job Training (PJT)
  • Flight and Maintenance Manuals
  • Flight Simulator Training
  • Flight Training
  • Mission Systems Training
  • Mobile Training Teams

From a single system Mobile Training Team, to a full scale Squadron Maintenance and Aircrew Flight Training Stand-up, let our training specialists customize the perfect plan to fulfill your training requirements!

LSI Training Center

Located at Cecil Airport, in Jacksonville, FL, LSI’s facilities are uniquely positioned to provide full spectrum aviation training.  Cecil Airport boasts a number of 8000’ x 200’ runways including a 12,500’ x 200’ runway and is certified for vertical space launch.  LSI has conducted numerous training programs at this site, from U.S. Army AH-64 Apache maintenance training, to current Customs and Border Protection P-3 Pilot training.  LSI provides state of the art classroom facilities, direct access to the flight line, hangar space, and much more.  Let us customize a training program for you!

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Instructor Services

LSI’s cadre of exceptionally experienced instructors provides training that meets specific Government requirements for numerous military aviation and other academic courses. These services are provided at designated military installations nationwide, at LSI facilities, and at various military facilities around the world.  LSI provides full spectrum aviation training, from courseware and classroom instruction for both aircrew and maintenance, to part-task training as well as in-flight training through the instructor level.  LSI holds an extensive and wide variety of Instructor expertise, we have provided instructors to teach U.S. Navy Seabee construction, U.S. Navy Helicopter pilot simulator instruction, and we currently provide Customs and Border Protection with P-3 Pilot instruction.  We provide New Equipment Training (NET) Team personnel and maintainer ground school instruction as well as the revision and maintenance of courseware as the aircraft changes due to the Product Improvement Program.

Army Aviation Instructor Services

LSI deploys Mobile Training Teams (MTTs) to Army and National Guard installations to provide on-site training and support services for flight crew and maintenance personnel worldwide. We provide instructors who meet specific government requirements for numerous Army aviation academic courses. We have provided New Equipment Training (NET) Team personnel for Apache and Chinook pilot and maintainer ground school instruction.

Our Army Aviation Division currently provides these services for Program Executive Office (PEO) Aviation, Cargo Helicopter at designated Army Posts worldwide. Our CH-47F Mobile Training Team consisting of Project Managers, Subject Matter Experts, Instructors, and Courseware Developers is currently conducting ground school and providing training product updates for the units equipped with the Army’s new CH-47F helicopter. We have trained over 4,500 Soldiers to date. We have also provided CH-47F NET to the Australian Defense Force, Australian Army personnel in Townsville, Australia.  Also, we are continuing the NET training as well as the revision and maintenance of courseware as the aircraft changes, until all the Chinook units are transitioned to the CH-47F and beyond.

The LSI CH-47F NET Mobile Training Team was recently lauded by the Project Manager’s Office, Cargo Helicopter for performance on the CH-47F NET program.

Please pass along the thanks of the PM Cargo leadership and myself to your team for a job well done in completing the CH-47F MY I New Equipment Training effort!

Over the past 9 years and 2 months (from 4 Sep 2006 with the beginning of Operational Test Player Training until yesterday, 17 Nov 15 and the completion of the 26UE), the NET team has flown 13,009 accident free flight hours, 22,112 simulation hours, and trained 814 aviators, 3,215 maintainers, for a total of 4,029 total students.

This effort successfully trained the entire Active Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and 10 of the 13 U.S. Army National Guard units assigned CH-47F aircraft flawlessly while the nation was at war.  Although your team members spent countless hours away from their homes and loved ones to support this effort, their sacrifice was a worthy investment.  Conducting training at unit home-stations between deployments greatly enhanced the soldiers’ quality of life and in the process we’ve set the standard for how to conduct NET for others to emulate.

This is a commendable achievement and a direct reflection of the professionalism of the LSI Team!

Again, thank you for providing the best possible training to our forces when, where, and how it was needed!

Sincerely,
Bradley L. Statz
PM Cargo Helicopters

In addition, LSI has the personnel and the processes in place to manage the requirements for Instructor Services for any size task. LSI can provide and implement a course of action to provide validated training services delivered on-site to Army units or at LSI in our training facility.

Training Support Services

LSI provides numerous high quality training support services to multiple U.S. DoD customers, to include:

  • Training Support Staff to the Center for Seabees and Facility Engineering, PT. Hueneme, CA.
  • Administrative and Financial Support Staff for the Naval Construction Training Center, PT. Hueneme, CA.
  • TECOM support for projects across TECOM (GNOSS, MCTIMS, Exercises like Javelin Thrust, etc.)
  • Instructional Systems Design Support Staff for the Center for Surface Combat Systems, Dahlgren, VA.
  • Transportable Flight Proficiency Simulator (TFPS) support for CH-47 NET
  • Any other non-instructor services

Fabrication

In support of our Modeling and Simulation lines of business, LSI operates a manufacturing production facility in Pensacola, FL.  The 61,000  square feet of manufacturing space is spread over a five building compound,  all actively engaged in  training device manufacturing, modification, relocation, depot level overhaul, and supporting on-site repair and contractor operation and maintenance at numerous military sites.  This facility includes three main hangar production facilities, one each for the ongoing Apache, Chinook, and Black Hawk work. Another building is dedicated to our machinery, welding, sheet metal, and electrical/electronic shops and includes a CNC machine and a water jet cutter.  The fifth is a warehouse space. We also have an OSHA certified paint booth, large enough to paint an entire CH-47 Chinook Helicopter and a smaller paint booth for modeled component and smaller parts.  In this comprehensive facility, LSI engineers and technicians produce quality training devices that meet or exceed customer requirements at the lowest possible cost with on time, or ahead of schedule delivery.  The fact that we have our own metal fabrication gives us better control of quality and helps us ensure on time deliveries.  Our capabilities at our fabrication plant not only provide a facility that is fully capable of manufacture, overhaul and modification of major Aircraft Training Systems, it also provides additional research capacity and capabilities leveraging the impressive skills and expertise of our artisans who bring Depot, Intermediate, and Organizational level Aviation Maintenance experience.

Electronic Classrooms

Our electronic classrooms are made up of hardware and software designed to provide the instructors with the tools to more actively engage the students. Our electronic classrooms are designed to meet the needs of each customer’s learning environment.  They consist of servers to support the curriculum, an instructor station consisting of a computer with dual flat panel monitors, student workstations with a computer, and dual flat panel monitors.

AH-64D/E Attack Helicopter Courseware

LSI is a principal provider of AH-64D/E Apache Attack Helicopter courseware.  Our AH-64D and AH-64E products train Army Pilots and Maintainers to safely operate and maintain the world’s most advanced rotary-wing attack aircraft. The courseware uses sound instructional design techniques to address the complex needs of multiple AH-64D/E schoolhouses and learner groups.  LSI supports the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) and 128th Aviation Brigrade curriculum for:

  • Aircraft Qualification Course Academics and Flightline Briefs
  • Maintenance Test Pilot Course
  • 15Y Armament/Electrical/Avionics System Repairer Course
  • 15R Attack Helicopter Maintainer Course
  • Multiple sustainment lessons

We also prepare various Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers’ training packages for their AH-64 country specific configuration. LSI produces Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) to augment Instructor-Led Training (ILT) and Interactive Media Instruction (IMI) that is SCORM compliant and HTML5 compatible. In addition, the AH-64D/E training products are compatible with mobile devices.

Army Ground Training

LSI serves as a leader in Army ground training through our contracts with TRADOC, ATSC, and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). LSI was a subcontractor on TRADOC’s recent CAPDL contract. LSI was also the number one prime contractor on the TRADOC Distributed Learning, Education, and Training Products (DLETP) contract with 100 Delivery Orders and 4,375 hours of Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) following SCORM 2004 and Army Business Rules. LSI’s experience in Instructional Systems Design (ISD), adult education, adult learning theory, and management brought us to the forefront of Army training.

CH-47D/F Cargo Helicopter Courseware

LSI is a principal provider of CH-47D/F Chinook Cargo Helicopter courseware.  Our CH-47D and CH-47F products train Army Pilots and Maintainers to safely operate and maintain the world’s most advanced rotary-wing heavy lift cargo aircraft. The courseware uses sound instructional design techniques to address the complex needs of multiple CH-47D/F schoolhouses and learner groups.  LSI supports the following Army Chinook Training:

  • Cargo Helicopter Project Manager’s Office
    • CH-47F New Equipment Training courseware for Operators and Maintainers
    • CH-47F Transportable Flight Proficiency Simulator Instructor/Operator and Maintainer courseware
    • Cargo Platform Health Environment (CPHE) Condition Based Maintenance courseware
  • 128th Aviation Brigade at Fort Eustis
    • 15U10 Cargo Helicopter Repairer courseware
    • 15B Aircraft Powerplant Repairer courseware
  • 110th Aviation Brigade at United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE)
    • CH-47 Maintenance Test Pilot courseware
    • CH-47 Flight School XXI courseware
  • U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM)
    • CH-47D Modernized Signal Processing Unit (MSPU) Condition Based Maintenance courseware

We also prepare various Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers’ International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliant training packages for their CH-47 country specific configuration. LSI produces Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) to augment Instructor-Led Training (ILT) and Interactive Media Instruction (IMI) that is SCORM compliant and HTML5 compatible. In addition, the CH-47 training products are compatible with mobile devices.

Courseware Development Tools

Venus 2 Enterprise (V2E) is LSI’s premier courseware development tool.  While we also employ Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) development tools, V2E provides our customers with a powerful, customizable solution that creates SCORM 2004 complaint training, and apps for mobile devices (iOS and Android), from the same training content – build it once and deploy on multiple platforms.  V2E courseware can synchronize learner data (progress, metrics, assessment scores, etc.) with either a traditional SCORM Learning Management System (LMS) or with an Experience API (xAPI) Learning Record Store (LRS).  V2E training content conforms to the latest internet browser standard, HTML5.  By embracing the HTML5 standard, LSI has eliminated the need for third party plugins, ensuring compatibility now and in the future.  The V2E tool itself is scalable, easily supporting large development teams in a server-based enterprise environment and also functioning as a stand-alone editor on a desktop workstation.  LSI provides V2E to our customers, free of charge and without licensing fees, including a simplified courseware editor that anyone can use to sustain their training content.

Environmental Control System Part Task Trainer (ECSPTT)

The Environmental Control System Part Task Trainer (ECSPTT) is an operational device that simulates Longbow production aircraft operational systems.  The ECSPTT is used to train environmental control system familiarization and related Maintenance Operational Checks (MOCs), and Fault Isolation Procedures (FIPs). The ECSPTT is a hybrid design which incorporates a hardware-training device (HTD), Interface Panel (IP), Functional Environmental Control System (ESC1), Instructor Operator Station (IOS) and the Longbow Procedural Trainer (LPT).  The trainer provides maintenance training under the following AH-64D tasks categories:

  • Maintenance Operational Check (MOC) procedures: 2
  • Fault Isolation Procedures (FIP): 20
  • Systems Functionality and Component Familiarization

Gun Part Task Trainer (GPTT)

The AH-64D Longbow Apache GPTT is one of the Apache training devices.  The purpose of the GPTT is to develop the maintenance skills of Longbow Apache Maintainers.  The primary training elements of the GPTT are the Hardware Training Device (HTD) and the Virtual Maintenance Trainer (VMT).  The other elements of the GPTT are the seven safety fence sections, which restrict access to the Ammunition Handling System (AHS); and the Area Weapon System (AWS); the Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU), which supply the HTD with 3000 psi of hydraulics; and the Main Power Control, which supplies the GPTT with power from the facility.  The HTD provides realistic training in ground maintenance operations and procedures.

Multiplex Part Task Trainer (MPTT)

The Multiplex Part Task Trainer (MPTT) provides training on MIL-STD-1553B based avionics, aircraft communication systems and test equipment.  MPTT capabilities include system familiarization, component identification, Maintenance Operational Checks (MOCs), Fault Isolations Procedures (FIPs), and Remove/Install (R/I) tasks.  The MPTT ‘table top’ Hardware Training Device (HTD) includes a layout of avionics units, interconnection wiring, a circuit breaker panel, and oscilloscope and antenna test ports for connections to test equipment.  In addition, the MPTT architecture includes a Virtual Interactive Environment (VIE) Station with a 55” monitor for virtual test equipment training and a Tablet Instructor Operator Station (IOS) for unobtrusive HTD instructor monitoring and control.

AH-64E Longbow/Apache Helicopter Maintenance Trainer (L-7AY)

The AH-64E Longbow/Apache Helicopter Maintenance Trainer Multiplex, Avionics, Visionics, Weapons Electrical Systems Trainer-L7 (L-7AY) is the most sophisticated maintenance trainer built to date by LSI. Designed to provide training to both 15R (AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer) and 15Y (Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer) students, the trainer has a fully functional Hydraulic system, ECS system, Pressurized Air system, Gun and Ammo Handling system, Flight Control system, Pylons and AIA (M-TADS/PNVS).  LSI has used both Crash Damaged Aircraft (CDA) and CAT-B airframes as GFE to produce these devices.

Training supported:

  • Aircraft Systems: 20
  • Fault isolation procedures supported: 326
  • Maintenance operational checks: 97
  • Removal and installation tasks: 240
  • Additional Maintenance procedures, including the Captive Boresight Harmonization Kit (CBHK), hydraulic servicing, rigging, etc.