HeliAir Sweden starts its own flight school

HeliAir Sweden starts its own flight school 10 May, 13, Source: Nordic Rotors

On 5 April the Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen) approved HeliAir Sweden as a new Flight Training Organisation (FTO). The new flight school is branded as HeliAir Academy.

HeliAir says that the school will start off by offering flight training for Private Pilot Licenses (PPL-H), Night Qualifications and Type Ratings. One of the company’s Bell 206 Jet Rangers (SE-JIP) will be the primary training aircraft. However, the company will also offer type ratings on all the types available in their fleet: Bell Jet/Long Ranger, MD500 and AS350.

“With this approval we’re allowed by the authority to provide, not only new students, but our own pilots with type ratings, which significantly will increase our daily work. We have been working very hard to get the company to where we are today, and to get this approval is a great feeling for all employees.” says HeliAir’s CEO Aram Rubinstein. “Of course, we hope to fill a gap for students looking for flight training on popular helicopter types and as a large operator it feels very good to be able to offer this.” He adds that if everything goes as planned, the company will be able to offer CPL training in the near future as well.

The company has appointed Roland Olsson as Head of Training and Clas Cornelisson as Chief Flying Instructor.

Reproduced from Nordic Rotors with permission. Copyright and full responsibility for the content of this article remains with Nordic Rotors

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