Bluedrop Performance Learning Wins Flight Simulator Contract with Colombian National Police Force

Simulator Training to Improve Effectiveness of Police Force Helicopter Crews

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland and Labrador, May 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Bluedrop Training & Simulation, a division of Bluedrop Performance Learning, today announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide a reconfigurable helicopter crew training simulator to the Colombian National Police Force. This contract represents the first South American simulator sale for the division. The Colombian National Police will use this simulator to train their helicopter crews in difficult procedures on the ground instead of conducting in-flight training, improving performance, increasing safety and saving money.

KEY FACTS:

  • Bluedrop Performance Learning has been building customized and innovative solutions for the public and private sectors for 30+ years.
  • The simulator allows for the creation of complex and dynamic scenarios – such as hostile threats and bad weather – that would be too dangerous to train for using the actual aircraft.
  • The simulator combines a reconfigurable airframe mockup, virtual reality tracking and simulation software, supplied by partner Virtual Simulations Systems Pty, in a cost-effective and flexible system that can adapt quickly to changing needs.

SUPPORTING QUOTE:

  • Emad Rizkalla, founder and CEO of Bluedrop Performance Learning, said:
    "Helicopter use is a critical aspect of the Colombian National Police Force's duties. Realistic training can make the difference between life and death for the Force as well as those they serve and protect. However, that training itself can prove dangerous and costly. Bluedrop's training product provides the simulated situations the Force needs to gain skills while eliminating the expense and danger of in-flight training."

For more information, visit: www.Bluedrop.com, and follow Bluedrop on Twitter @Bluedrop_BPL,LinkedIn and Facebook.

About Bluedrop
Bluedrop Performance Learning (TSX-V: BPL) is an innovator in workplace training for individuals, corporations, military personnel and the public sector. Bluedrop recently created Bluedrop Learning Networks to offer simple, scalable training delivery. Launched in 2004, with six offices and over 190 employees, Bluedrop is transforming the workplace by designing, developing and delivering practical, actionable and affordable training content that improves individual and overall performance of organizations. For more information, visit www.bluedrop.com.

Media contact:
Peggy Tierney Galvin
Nadel Phelan, Inc.
peggy@nadelphelan.com
Phone: 831-440-2405

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