Eurocopter and CAE team-up on EC225 training centre in Norway

Eurocopter and CAE create a new Eurocopter-approved EC225 training centre in Norway.
Matthieu Louvot of Eurocopter and Rob Lewis of CAE signing agreement at Helitech 2013 © Copyright Eurocopter, Amélie Laurin

Matthieu Louvot of Eurocopter and Rob Lewis of CAE signing agreement at Helitech 2013 (Photo: Amélie Laurin, Eurocopter).

Eurocopter and CAE signed an agreement to establish a EC225 helicopter training facility in Norway at the 2013 Helitech International event in London. The new facility will include a CAE 3000 Level D flight simulator and will begin in 2015.

“CAE is very excited and proud to be named an approved simulation centre for Norway. This marks the first time CAE and Eurocopter have announced a collaboration of this type, and it is a positive step for two industry leaders to cooperate to further enhance aviation safety in the helicopter industry,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group president, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. “We look forward to providing the highest quality flight and mission training in Norway, which is uniquely positioned to serve the oil and gas markets.”

Additionally, Eurocopter and its local representative, ØSTNES, intend to extend the new Norway centre capabilities by installing an AS350 helicopter full-flight simulator at the facility.

“Through our agreement with CAE, we will expand our world-class service and support network,” said Matthieu Louvot, Eurocopter senior vice president Support & Services. “We will provide Norway-based customers with pilot training that leverages the safest and most innovative technologies, and is closer to their bases of operation.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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