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AgustaWestland signs new training contracts

October 30, 2014  By Carey Fredericks

Oct. 30, 2014, Copenhagen, Den. - AgustaWestland has announced the signing of two training services contracts to support its family of new generation helicopters.

Bel Air of Denmark has signed a five years training
contract featuring a comprehensive package of services including
simulator training for the AW139 intermediate and the AW189 super medium
twin engine helicopters. Lufttransport AS of Norway has signed a three
year flight simulator contract for the AW139 and AW169 light
intermediate helicopters.

Through these latest contracts, which further expand the level of
service provided by AgustaWestland in Northern Europe, the company will
deliver more than 500 simulator flight hours across the Family,
providing the customers with unprecedented fleet and crew management
capabilities, enhancing flexibility and safety while also reducing

The helicopter models from the Family all possess the same
high-performance flight characteristics and safety features whilst
sharing the same common cockpit concept and design philosophy. This
approach facilitates synergies for operators of these models in areas
such as training, maintenance and support offering outstanding benefits
for mixed fleets used in a range of roles such as offshore transport and


Following the launch of the AW189 and AW169 which add to the highly
successful AW139, a comprehensive range of support and training services
for the Family types has been developed including  distance learning
solutions, virtual and ground maintenance trainers, Flight Training
Device (FTD) and Full Flight Simulators (FFS) available with the first
aircraft delivery. Courses are designed to maximize the benefits of the
Family to enable rapid type transition lowering training costs and
simplifying type introduction while meeting specific customer needs.


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