Centennial to celebrate Ornge helicopter donation
September 18, 2019 By Helicopters Staff
Ontario’s Ornge air ambulance has donated a decommissioned Sikorsky S-76A helicopter to Centennial College’s School of Transportation. The helicopter will reside at the college’s Downsview Campus Centre for Aerospace and Aviation, where an official celebration of the donation will take place on September 25.
Approximately 500 students in Centennial’s Aviation Technician and Aviation Technology programs will directly benefit from having the Sikorsky hull in the campus hangar. The students will use it for component and landing-gear inspection, wire bundle installation and inspection, and avionics systems installation and troubleshooting.
The helicopter joins the college’s expanded fleet of aircraft at the Centre for Aerospace and Aviation, the new home of Centennial’s aerospace technology programs located at the former site of de Havilland of Canada.
The $72-million campus repurposes the historic building with selective demolition and new construction to create 12,700 square metres of instruction space, including classrooms, labs and workshops, two aircraft hangars, a library and faculty offices.