The first class of Bond Offshore Helicopter's new training program has graduated, said the company. Bond established its first CAA-approved training center for licensed helicopter engineers in December in Aberdeen, Scotland. In the seven-week course, students split their time between the classroom and working on aircraft under the supervision of highly-qualified trainers. Each of the five students is now qualified to sign off engineering work on Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. Technical Training Instructor Bob Findlay said the company already is planning to offer more courses on other aircraft later this year.
Bond Managing Director Michelle Handforth with the first class of newly-qualified S-92 specialist engineers Mark Thain, Andy Thorne, Mick Rennie, Andy Black and Florent Saemundsson. Photo courtesy of Bond Offshore Helicopters