Safety & Training
CHC selects Worldwide Helicopter Solutions `
May 8, 2008 By Corrie
May 8, 2008, Glendale,AZ - CHC has selected Worldwide Helicopter Solutions to provide on-site avionics system training at its bases in Australia, The Netherlands, South Africa and the UK.
May 8, 2008, Glendale, AZ – CHC Helicopter Corporation, the world’s largest provider of helicopter services to the global offshore oil and gas industry, has selected Worldwide Helicopter Solutions of Glendale, Arizona to provide on-site avionics system training at CHC bases in Australia, The Netherlands, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
CHC operates a large fleet of Sikorsky S-76 helicopters equipped with Honeywell SPZ-7000 and 7600 Dual Digital Automatic Flight Control Systems (DDAFCS) along with the EDZ-705 and 756 Digital Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS). The systems training provided by WHS covers operation and maintenance familiarization along with problem diagnosis, troubleshooting techniques and recommended repair actions. Fundamental system understanding and communication between maintenance staff and flight crew is emphasized to help resolve problems faster and at less cost.
“We are delighted, and honored, that CHC has chosen WHS to provide S-76 DDAFCS/EFIS training to their people on a global scale,” said Paul Magno, president and founder of WHS. “CHC understands the value in on-site training. They also appreciate our “real-world” approach that arms the maintenance staff with system-specific knowledge to solve a problem logically rather than just throwing boxes at it, which is simply not cost-effective. Shotgunning a problem teaches nothing.”
In addition to training and technical support, the Glendale, Arizona-based company offers a broad range of other services targeted to helicopter and fixed-wing operators, OEM and component manufacturers, repair stations, completion centers and training organizations.