These innovative learning products and training tools will strengthen the PM Cargo CH-47F Block II Training Program.

November 10, 2021 – (Huntsville, AL): Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS) has designed a software suite of adaptive, customized learning products and training tools in support of the U.S Army Program Executive Office – Aviation (PEO Aviation) for its Project Manager Cargo (PM Cargo) CH-47F Block II Training Program. Conceptualized and developed by ECS, this enhanced software suite encourages critical thinking and targets the individual user’s learning style and level of knowledge.

Waymon Armstrong, ECS president/CEO, states: “ECS has been proud to support military aviation teams for more than 24 years. This new suite is innovative, effective, and efficient; it enhances the training experience for our Warfighters, and ensures Army Aviation teams continue to perform at maximum efficiency in order to execute successful missions.”

The team’s objective was to provide the Soldiers with comprehensive and engaging technical training while strengthening job proficiency and enhancing mission success. The software suite includes the following technical enhancements:

  • computer-based training for rated crewmembers, non-rated crewmembers, including Army aircraft electricians (15F), Army CH-47 helicopter repairers (15U), Army avionic mechanics (15N), and Army aircraft powertrain repairers (15D)
  • 3D interactive preflight instructor tool
  • cockpit desktop trainer, developed in partnership with SAIC, the trainer features the current CH-47F and CH-47F Block II avionics software (CAAS) with a desktop and touch panel control interface

The suite offers a first-person perspective in a high-fidelity 3D immersive environment and is available on multi-platform delivery on Windows Standalone, WebGL, and mobile. In addition, the ECS team delivered numerous computer-based training lessons, covering 39 Terminal Learning Objectives (TLO) and 93 Learning Step/Activities (LSA).

ECS has been developing interactive aviation maintenance training programs and tools for PM Cargo since 2017. Nathan Ginos, Vice President of Operations, Huntsville, is leading the project from ECS Huntsville while working closely with the entire ECS team. During development, the team used the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) process to maximize training effectiveness.