Helideal France first international Bell 505 training facility
October 17, 2018 By Helicopters Staff
Bell Helicopter is launching a Certified Training Facilities (CTF) program to expand its global training footprint. Helideal, a Bell Independent Representative based in southern France, is to becoming the first CTF offering initial and recurrent pilot training under the umbrella of the Bell Training Academy.
“Training has been an integral part of Bell’s aftermarket program for more than 65 years,” said Chad Oakley, Manager, Flight Training, Bell. “We have trained over 140,000 customers in more than 135 countries throughout the world, and we are looking forward to our global training solution expansion through strategically located CTFs.”
Jean-Francois Giron, Helideal president and chairman, explains the company has been operating a variety of Bell aircraft, including the Bell 505, and training pilots for more than 25 years. Helideal will be offering pilot training on the Bell 505 beginning in January 2019.
Bell Training Academies are located in Texas – USA, Valencia – Spain and Singapore.