Live Hoist Training Tower (LHTT)

The VSS Live Hoist Training Tower (LHTT) utilises both industry proven techniques and current state of the art technologies to deliver enhanced aircrew training on a live platform that saves airframe hours and keeps valuable aircraft operational instead of supporting training tasks.

Main Features

  • With safety at the forefront of design, VSS incorporates a personnel approved hoist system in conjunction with a fit for purpose cabin layout to enable efficient and effective training for both current and future hoisting practices.
  • The LHTT features a multi-stage cut-off safety system for inadvertent cable runaway, a hoist monitoring system for maintenance control, a multi-position instructor pendant control for variable hoist practices and an industry standard hoist attachment system.
  • The framework has been designed to be a free standing unit, enabling the LHTT to be installed with minimal modifications to any existing structures and allows for its relocation if required. The mezzanine access module is constructed of structural galvanised iron to resist corrosion and provide high levels of durability.
  • Provides a procedural training capability for hoisting operations.
  • Supports advanced SAR techniques, with operator specific mission equipment and modeling.
  • Provides an immersive hoisting environment with realistic forces acting on the cable, survivor and objects.
  • Can be operated with either a generic pendant control or a hoist/aircraft specific pendant control, including crew hover functionality.
  • Continuous loop
  • Real cable
  • Variable Speed winch
  • Tension Control
  • LHTT Offers:

  • External doors
  • Internal floor (recessed tracking to facilitate the movement of seating)
  • Seating for forward and rear cabin
  • Seat belts
  • Live digital recording of events via 4 internal cabin cameras
  • Internal ICS
  • Internal roof mounted personal safety line hard points
  • Rear cabin will also accommodate replicated stowage areas if required
  • AR internal stretcher assembly for live patient handling
  • Used By:

  • NSW Air Ambulance Service
  • Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (LHTT predecessor)
  • Used For:

  • Winching/Hoisting procedures
  • Physical skills practice
  • Medical procedures (stretcher handling, survivor treatment)
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Emergency procedures
  • Role Equipment familiarization