Bell training academy gets Chinese approval
The Bell Helicopter Training Acdemy receives CAAC Part 147 approval.
Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) has received Part 147 facility organisational approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
This allows the academy to conduct theory and practical training in China for the Bell 206, Bell 407, Bell 412 and Bell 429 helicopters. The CAAC approval covers maintenance and avionics theory and practical training for all approved aircraft.
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Eric Cardinali, executive vice president of Bell Helicopter’s customer support and services, said: “The Bell Helicopter Training Academy is known worldwide for its outstanding instructors and capabilities. However, our customers are requesting that same service and expertise be offered regionally. The CAAC Part 147 authorisation is an important step in our efforts to bring technical training to China.”
Bell Helicopter’s regional sales team, led by Chris Jaran, managing director, worked closely with members of the BTA to meet the CAAC audit requirements.
Charles Fisher, director of Bell Helicopter Training Academy, said: “The collaborative efforts of the BTA, our regional sales and marketing team and the Civil Aviation College served to ensure a successful certification process. It’s another example of our continued focus on global growth and support to keep our customers safely flying.”