AgustaWestland will be opening new training academy

AgustaWestland AW139AgustaWestland announced
that it will be opening a new AgustaWestland training academy in Malaysia in
January 2012.

The academy will be
located at Kuala Lumpur’s Subang – Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport and is part
of continued investment in its subsidiary AgustaWestland Malaysia Sdn
Bhd.  It is also planned that from 2013 an AW139 Full Flight Simulator
(FFS) will be available in Malaysia, the first to be located in Asia.

John Ponsonby,
senior vice president training, AgustaWestland said “With our growing business
in South East Asia we are delighted to be able to offer training courses for
our customers much closer to where their operations are based. This is just the
start of what we believe will become a major regional training centre for

Vincenzo Alaimo,
managing director, AgustaWestland Malaysia Sdn Bhd, added “We are delighted
that the Training Academy, located at AgustaWestland Malaysia headquarters,
will be opening in January to provide training for our expanding customer base
in the region.”

Terry Spruce

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