American Eurocopter has reached an agreement with Metro Aviation to supply AS350 flight simulator training for Metro pilots. The U.S. arm of the helicopter maker has an AS350 Level B-approved simulator at its facility in Grand Prairie, Texas. The dry lease agreement involves Metro providing its own instructors. EMS pilots will also go through Eurocopter’s new inadvertent IMC course, practicing system failures and emergency landings.
Left to right at podium, Metro Aviation President Mike Stanberry and American Eurocopter CEO Marc Paganini at Heli-Expo. Photo by Andrew Parker
Metro President Mike Stanberry noted that the device will “allow us to put our AStar pilots into the actual model they fly and practice emergency procedures that you couldn’t perform in a real airframe.”
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