HELISIM selected by American Eurocopter

HELISIM simulatorAmerican Eurocopter announced that HELISIM
has been selected as a satellite flight training facility for the American
Eurocopter training centre.

“HELISIM provides state-of-the-art
simulators, top-notch training and world-class service, which complements our
existing capabilities by providing training programs for our customers who
perform missions that require larger helicopters,” said Marc Paganini,
president and chief executive of American Eurocopter. “We selected HELISIM as
our satellite training facility to ensure that our customers can benefit from
the same high level of training and service that they receive at our American Eurocopter
Training Center
in Grand Prairie.”

Co-located with the Eurocopter facility at Marseille Airport
in Marignane, France, HELISIM provides flight
simulator training for all of Eurocopter’s medium/large twin-engine
helicopters, including the AS365 N2, EC155, AS322 L1/L2, EC225 and NH90.

The first US
customer to complete American Eurocopter training in the EC155 Full Flight
Level D simulator at HELISIM is the University
of Michigan’s Survival
Flight program. To date, six pilots from Survival Flight have completed

“HELISIM is very proud to support University
of Michigan in its
challenging operations. As a satellite of American Eurocopter, we have worked
together to answer Survival Flight’s training needs under FAA regulations,”
said Alain Salendre, president and chief executive of HELISIM Eurocopter
Training Services. “The satisfaction expressed by Survival Flight and its
pilots is our greatest reward, and we will continue to work with AEC and the
FAA to expand our training and support capabilities to meet the future
requirements of customers.”

“Working with HELISIM and the training we
received from American Eurocopter has been great,” said Denise Landis, Survival
Flight critical care manager. “The responses we have received from the pilots
who attended the training have been overwhelmingly wonderful.”

Jeff Dowdal, rotor wing site manager for
Survival Flight, attended the training and said the whole process was
outstanding. “The training was excellent, the facilities were great and the
service we received from HELISIM before and during our training was
remarkable,” he explained.

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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