Saturday, February 11, 2012
FlightSafety Expands Helicopter Training
Source: FlightSafety International
FlightSafety International continues to expand its support for the helicopter industry with investments in new simulators, training programs and visual systems. The number of training events FlightSafety provides to helicopter operators has increased steadily in the past five years as a result of the company’s ongoing investment in new training programs, simulators and facilities.
During this period, FlightSafety built a dedicated Helicopter Learning Center in Lafayette, Louisiana equipped with Level D qualified simulators for Sikorsky S-76C+/C++ and S-92 helicopters, and Level 7 qualified flight training devices for the Bell 206B/206L and Bell 407. FlightSafety also added Level D qualified simulators for the Eurocopter EC135 in Dallas, Texas; the Sikorsky S-76C+/C++ in West Palm Beach, Florida; the Sikorsky S-92 at the Farnborough airport in the United Kingdom; and a Level 7 qualified flight training device for the Eurocopter AS350 in Tucson, Arizona.
VITAL X visual systems have been installed on all of the company’s simulators and flight training devices for helicopters. Visual database enhancements include a comprehensive model of New York City, imagery specific to EMS operators, and scenes for offshore operations such as heliports in the Gulf of Mexico and highly detailed oil platforms.
Other training programs added by FlightSafety to support helicopter operators include maintenance technician training in Brisbane, Australia with Sikorsky Helitech, training for Pratt & Whitney Canada engines at 12 locations around the world, and a simulator-based Night Vision Goggle training program through a collaborative agreement with Aviation Specialties Unlimited.
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