Thursday, December 1, 2011
AgustaWestland Names UAE Training Center
AgustaWestland has designated Horizon Flight Academy’s joint venture with Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) as an authorized training center for the AW139 in Abu Dhabi. Horizon is a subsidiary of Mubadala Aerospace. The agreement calls for ADA/Mubadala to train pilots using an EASA-approved AW139 Level D full flight simulator (FFS) from AgustaWestland and CAE. ADA’s commercial helicopter fleet includes 16 AW139s. AgustaWestland has also established a joint venture with ADA. Under the agreement, AgustaWestland Aviation Services will operate as a sales and service center for AW139 spare parts, accessories, repairs, overhauls, maintenance, modifications and upgrades. Operators in the region will now have closer access to services that were previously only available by traveling to Italy or the U.S.