October 20, 2009
FlightSafety International has received Joint Aviation Authority Type Rating Training Organization approval from the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority for its Bell Helicopter 212/412 and 430 training programs.
In addition, the Bell Helicopter 212/412 simulator has been qualified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The Bell Helicopter 430 simulator also has been qualified by the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil and EASA.
“This qualification of our Bell Helicopter simulators and training programs demonstrates the quality and effectiveness of our training programs and high fidelity of our flight simulators,” said Barbara Taylor, manager of the Fort Worth, Texas, Learning Center. “Our customers appreciate FlightSafety’s ability to develop and deliver helicopter training programs that are tailored to their specific needs and meet the regulatory requirements they operate under.”
The Bell Helicopter 212/412 and 430 simulators and training programs are located at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Fort Worth. FlightSafety has provided factory-authorized training for aircraft manufactured by Bell Helicopter for more than 30 years. The company currently offers training programs for Bell 212, Bell 214ST, Bell 222, Bell 230, Bell 412, and Bell 430 aircraft.
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