18-Oct-2018 Source: Bell Flight
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the launch of Certified Training Facilities (CTFs) to expand its global training offering. CTFs such as Helideal, a Bell Independent Representative based in southern France, will provide the highest standard of initial and recurrent pilot training under the umbrella of the renowned Bell Training Academy.
“The Bell 505 has been a global success story for Bell,” said Patrick Moulay, Senior Vice President, Commercial Business – International. “With a rapidly growing Bell 505 international footprint, we are focused on providing local support solutions to our international customer base for the entire lifecycle of their aircraft, and CTFs will play a key role.”
“Training has been an integral part of Bell’s aftermarket program for more than 65 years,” said Chad Oakley, Manager, Flight Training, Bell. “We have trained over 140,000 customers in more than 135 countries throughout the world, and we are looking forward to our global training solution expansion through strategically located CTFs.”
“We are excited to be the launch Bell CTF,” said Jean-Francois Giron, Helideal President and Chairman. “We have been operating a variety of Bell aircraft, including the Bell 505, and have been training pilots for more than 25 years. We will be offering pilot training on the Bell 505 beginning in January 2019.”
Bell has a strong history of providing the highest level of support to the customer. From the development of our products through the operational safety or our fielded fleet, Bell is dedicated to delivering solutions that meet the safety and performance demands of the industry. Bell Training Academies are located in Texas – USA, Valencia – Spain and Singapore.