The full suite of Leonardo AW139 pilot training packages is now available in the Australasian region courtesy of Toll Helicopters, the company said. The manufacturer and the Toll Group company signed an agreement for a Level D full-flight simulator for the AW139, making Toll the region’s sole authorized training center for the aircraft.
This announcement comes about a week after Toll received Registered Training Organization status under Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) Quality Framework. That status positions the company to offer aviation qualifications at The Aeromedical Crewing Excellence Training Center at Bankstown Airport in Sydney, Australia.
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At that center is the CAE 3000 Series AW139 simulator, which was co-developed by CAE and Leonardo. It’s the first civil helicopter simulator in Australia to receive Level D recognition from both EASA and Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority. The simulator has on-board and off-board instructor operator consoles and its systems can be driven from the cockpit via a mobile tablet.
Toll’s OEM AW139 training courses, per the authorized training center agreement, are to be fully compliant with Leonardo standards. With headquarters in Brisbane, Australia, the company also offers a variety of helicopter services, including emergency medical, firefighting, surveillance and reconnaissance, and search and rescue, among other items.
The intermediate twin-engine AW139, featuring a Honeywell Primus Epic integrated avionics system, can be used for both military and civil operations, from offshore operations, to policing, to state transport and more.