August 29, 2011 By Carey Fredericks
Aug. 29, 2011, Shelton, Conn. - Sikorsky Helitech announced today the signing of an agreement with FlightSafety International to provide maintenance training for customers in the Asia Pacific area.
The three- year agreement is the first of its kind to offer Pratt & Whitney Canada Aircraft Engine maintenance training in the region.
“We are extremely pleased to offer this maintenance training. By leveraging our existing Technical Training School, we are able to add another valuable support capability to our portfolio. We are thrilled to be working with FlightSafety and look forward to advancing the relationship for the benefit of our Pratt & Whitney Canada customers in the region,” said George Cheetham, Managing Director of Sikorsky Helitech.
“Technicians who maintain and support Pratt & Whitney Canada engines in Australasia will benefit from our in-depth classroom and hands-on practical technology-based training curriculum that Sikorsky Helitech will provide,” said Mike Lee, Director, Maintenance Training Business Development, FlightSafety International. “We are pleased to partner with Sikorsky Helitech on this important program and appreciate the company’s ability and commitment to provide high quality training for the full range of Pratt & Whitney Canada engines.”
The program will launch with an initial offering of 16 courses per year for maintenance training on four different P&WC engine types. Under the terms of the contract, FlightSafety will provide Sikorsky Helitech with training courseware, a graphical flight simulator, plus a wide range of training aids. Sikorsky Helitech instructors will be FlightSafety trained and certified.