EASA certifies Bell’s Valencia training facility


EASA has certified the Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training facility in Valencia, Spain.

At the same time EASA also certified the company’s Bell 429 Full Flight Simulator.

Bell say that the certifications mark the completion of the new facility.

“We are extremely pleased with the certification achievements for our training academy in Valencia,” said Ray Lamas, general manager, global customer training, Bell Helicopter. “Customers have asked for global training solutions and we’ve heard them. Our collaboration with TRU in Valencia will expand our capabilities for our customers in the region and bring our world-class training in a first-rate simulator and facility much closer to them.”

The facility operates as a satellite of the Bell Helicopter Training Academy.

“TRU is excited to bring a world-class training experience closer to Bell Helicopter’s customers. We are particularly thrilled to feature the world’s first Level D Bell 429 full flight simulator as part of the Bell Training Academy – Valencia’s training program.” said David Smith, vice president, TRU Training Centers.