3-Mar-2015 Source: Helinet
Helinet Aviation, a diversified flight services company, announced today it has been named an Authorized Training Center by AgustaWestland for the manufacturer’s AW109 E and S models. The certification recognizes Helinet’s 28 years of experience training pilots across a broad range of helicopters including the company’s recent expansion of its AW109 E and S fleet of six aircraft.
Helinet’s training facility will provide both initial and recurring training on the AW109 E and S with a customized, mission-specific approach designed to support its pilots key objectives. Headquartered in Los Angeles with its mix of high altitude mountain terrain, expansive deserts, diverse coastal environment and urban sprawl, Helinet is unique in being able to offer training across a full range of operating environments – from the helipads in the high-rises of downtown LA to the high elevations of the San Bernardino Mountains to the Mojave desert and the Pacific Coast. Helinet’s training program is endorsed by virtually every leading global aviation underwriter including; AIG, Allianz, Swiss Re, Global Aerospace, XL Group, Starr Companies, W. Brown and Associates, USAIG, ACE Group, Berkley Aviation, QBE North America, Phoenix Aviation Managers among others.
“With the largest fleet in the industry and the accommodating Southern California weather, we can offer pilots a comprehensive training regimen with 24/7 aircraft availability,” said Helinet president Alan Purwin. “We are honored to be selected by AgustaWestland as an Authorized Training Center and look forward to providing organizations and aviation professionals from around the world with industry-leading training solutions.”
Recognized as one of the industry’s most powerful and versatile helicopters in its class, the twin-engine AW109 supports numerous mission profiles including VIP transport, emergency medical flights, offshore helicopter operations and law enforcement. Helinet has one of the industry’s leading safety records and most rigorous standards across all of its flight operations.
“Helinet Aviation is one of the industry’s most respected operators with world-class expertise flying the 109 aircraft,” said Emilio Dalmasso, senior vice president, commercial business unit at AgustaWestland. “We are pleased to build this new relationship with Helinet Aviation that will make them part of our growing network of Authorized Training Centers, which provide pilots around the world with the highest quality training services.”
About Helinet Aviation Services
Helinet Aviation Services is an international provider of aviation services to clients in the broadcasting, government, law enforcement, medical, motion picture and transportation industries. The company also operates a world-class helicopter training facility, instructing pilots across a broad range of helicopters. Founded in 1987 and based in Van Nuys, California, Helinet Aviation is part of the Helinet Group, which also includes Helinet Technologies and SHOTOVER. Helinet Aviation is online at www.helinet.com.