Bell Helicopter signs LOI with HIFA
November 11, 2015 By Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter has announced the signature of a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Horizon International Flight Academy to become the first Bell Helicopter authorized training center in the Middle East.
Based at Al Ain International Airport and purpose-built for flight training, Horizon International Flight Academy sets the benchmark for pilot training in the Middle East, delivering unequalled flight training.
“We are looking forward to becoming a member of the Bell Helicopter authorized training network,“ said Hareb Thani Al Dhaheri, CEO, Horizon International Flight Academy. “Since our inception in 2003, our goal has been to provide training solutions that meet international standards in a safe and secure environment. With the increasing demand in the region for pilots, we are at the forefront of meeting this requirement for both the Military and Civil sectors. ”
Our commercial helicopter sales have tripled since last year in the Middle East,” Ray Lamas, General Manager, Global Customer Training, Bell Helicopter. “We are thrilled that Horizon International Flight Academy has expressed interest in becoming a Bell Approved Authorized Training Center for both single and twin engine Bell Helicopters. We have been planning to expand our training footprint in the region to cater to the growing presence of Bell Helicopter and to better serve our customers, and Horizon’s reputation for their training capabilities is second to none.”
Bell Helicopter provides its customers with local support in every corner of the world and has the largest support network in the industry with over one hundred Authorized Customer Service Facilities in thirty four countries. Ranked number one by customers for 21 consecutive years in the Helicopter Product Support Survey from Professional Pilot Magazine, Bell Helicopter has also earned top honors in Vertical Magazine’s first-ever comprehensive helicopter manufacturer’s survey. Bell Helicopter is committed to having resources where customers operate to speed up delivery of service and support, and give customers access to service professionals who are easy to reach, know the operating environment and understand their needs.