A recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) covers the exploration of Sikorsky’s further potential participation in the Trinidad and Tobago Aviation Institute, which is scheduled to open in September.
Under the MoU, Sikorsky’s participation may include providing expertise in maintenance training and technical know-how, including “train-the-trainer” proficiency, as well as exploring future partnerships with operators for student internships and on-the-job training.
Eight Sikorsky S-76s currently operate in Trinidad and Tobago, with plans for expansion in the near future. This includes Sikorsky’s newest commercial helicopter, the S-76D aircraft. National Helicopter Services Ltd. (NHSL) flew the first-ever revenue service flight for this type of aircraft in February.
On March 10, the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training in Trinidad and Tobago hosted a ground-breaking celebration marking the start of construction for the country’s first aviation institute. The Institute will leverage the country as a regional leader in the aviation industry.
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