Airbus Helicopters has opened a new training facility next to the company’s product development and production facility in Donauwörth, Germany. The Training Academy has two full-flight simulators for the product family of the H135 and the H145 rotorcraft, along with full scale Maintenance Training Devices that provide technicians with hands-on experience in the maintenance, repair and inspection of these two aircraft types. Succeeding the previous academy – which was situated on the grounds of Airbus Helicopters’ Donauwörth industrial site, training some 800 technicians and 300 pilots annually – the new center provides expanded capabilities and easier accessibility with its independent location. In addition to the two flight simulators and six Maintenance Training Devices for these helicopters, the newly-built academy has 19 classrooms, multiple workshops and a dedicated canteen for customers. Capacity exists for future expansion, including the ability to install another flight simulator and two more Maintenance Training Devices.
Photo by Charles Abarr, courtesy of Airbus Helicopters
The Training Academy, being certified according to EASA PART FCL and EASA PART 147, continues to offer training services for the full German aircraft range for worldwide customers.
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