Vertex Solutions and RYAN AEROSPACE Announce Partnership to Exhibit at IT2EC 2024

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April 03, 2024
Vertex Solutions and RYAN AEROSPACE Announce Partnership to Exhibit at IT2EC 2024

NICEVILLE, FL AND GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA, April 3, 2024 – Vertex Solutions and RYAN AEROSPACE (Australia), leaders in mixed reality (MR) and virtual reality (VR) pilot training solutions, announce their collaboration at the International Training Technology Exhibition & Conference (IT2EC) 2024, one of Europe’s premier military training and simulation events. Scheduled for April 9-11 at the Royal Victoria Dock, ExCel London, this tradeshow is eagerly anticipated by the international military training and simulation community, offering innovative products, solutions, and extensive networking opportunities. 

Our joint booth, featuring two cutting-edge mixed reality flight simulators, embodies the pinnacle of collaborative innovation. By merging their knowledge and resources, Vertex Solutions and RYAN AEROSPACE are setting new standards in customer experiences, providing a cohesive strategy to cater to the varied demands of tradeshow visitors. Attendees at the booth will experience extended reality (XR) training device demonstrations, including both single-seat and multi-crew flight simulators, rotary- and fixed-wing, and have the chance to interact with experts from both companies, drawing on their deep understanding and unmatched expertise. 

In a notable achievement reflecting their global reach, Vertex Solutions recently delivered the first T-6C VR flight simulators to the Colombian Aerospace Force, inaugurating its Virtual Reality Simulation Center in Puerto Salgar, Cundinamarca. “This landmark sale, leveraging advanced VR technologies for pilot training, underscores the innovative spirit Vertex Solutions and RYAN AEROSPACE bring to IT2EC. It highlights our shared commitment to driving innovation and setting new standards in the simulation and training industry." - Derrick Barton, Chief Growth Officer, Vertex Solutions.

Here's a sneak peek of demos you can expect at their booth:

  • Reconfigurable Multi-Crew Mixed Reality Flight Simulator. A state-of-the-art full mixed reality mission trainer in use by various US Air Force helicopter training programs, offering cost-effective, flexible training solutions for any multi-crew cockpit with advanced 3D modeling, aerodynamics, virtual environments, and instructor monitoring capabilities.

  • Reconfigurable Mixed Reality Apache Helicopter Flight Simulator. Based on the HELIMOD Mark III PLUS+ (with control loading) the “bolt on” AH-64 Apache Helicopter package adds the main instrument panel, MPD’s and side consoles to provide a full mixed reality mission trainer. High, medium, and low fidelity avionics and flight grips can be interchanged depending on the end-use case.

"Dennis Wikoff, President and COO of Vertex Solutions, expressed his enthusiasm for the joint effort, stating, 'RYAN AEROSPACE, with its extensive expertise and comprehensive solutions, is the ideal complement to our services. United, we are set to showcase an integrated array of cutting-edge XR training technologies and solutions, designed to impress and innovate.’”

"Chris Ryan, Managing Director of RYAN AEROSPACE, highlighted the significance of their alliance with Vertex Solutions, remarking, 'Aligning with Vertex Solutions, a leader in our field, significantly enhances our capacity to highlight our collective strengths. We are eager to embark on this collaborative journey, which we believe will not only elevate the tradeshow experience but also continue a durable partnership between our companies.'"

This unique collaboration reaffirms both companies' commitment to pushing boundaries and driving innovation in the simulation and training industry. Attendees are invited to an impactful XR flight training experience at Booth #D10 at IT2EC.

In addition to the joint exhibit, Vertex Solutions’ Air Force Business Unit Lead, Timothy “TJ” Moser, will present alongside Epic Games and Metrea Simulations at DisTec 2024. Scheduled for April 10th at 1530 in the DisTec Theatre, this presentation, titled 'The Effectiveness of Extended Reality Gaming Technology in Operations Training,' will explore Vertex Solutions’ integration of Epic Games’ Unreal Engine and Metrea’s NOR software in defense-focused flight simulators.

For further information about the partnership, booth activities, the presentation, or to schedule a meeting during the tradeshow, please contact Vertex Solutions at or RYAN AEROSPACE at


About Vertex Solutions

Vertex Solutions, LLC (Vertex) is a distinguished certified woman-owned small business, boasting nearly three decades in delivering acclaimed training support services to both the U.S. Government and private-sector enterprises. Our strength lies in pioneering cutting-edge training technology, with a special emphasis on extended reality (XR) training devices. As the principal contractor for a suite of Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) initiatives, including Pilot Training Transformation (PTT), the Multi-Place Mixed Reality (MPMR) flight simulator, and the Virtual Training for Air Dominance (VTRAD) program, we've successfully deployed in excess of 260 XR flight simulators, in addition to a myriad of other compact training devices, to the USAF and US Navy. At present, we're actively involved in manufacturing an additional 50 training devices in support of the US Navy T-6 pilot training program and another 20 devices in support of the USAF Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT).

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Established in 2005, RYAN AEROSPACE (Australia) specialize in the design, manufacture and through-life support of realistic, robust, accurate and cost-effective commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) helicopter and jet flight simulators for civil, military and emergency applications. Customers and users of our products include the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corp, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, the Royal Air Force (UK), Airbus Helicopters, CAE, the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Navy, the Indonesian Navy, the Canadian Air Force and Saudi Arabian Military. We also have commercial helicopter flying schools as customers.

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