Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Abu Dhabi AW139 Training Center Named
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. AgustaWestland CEO Bruno Spagnolini noted the importance of serving operators the Middle East adding that the ADA/Mubadala partnership will provide “AW139 type conversion, recurrent and operational role training to operators across the region.” Abu Dhabi Aviation’s commercial helicopter fleet includes 16 AW139s.
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