Helicopter training service provider Coptersafety has received certificates issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China(CAAC) for its current Airbus H145 and two Leonardo AW139 full-flight simulators (FFS). According to CAAC’s evaluation, Coptersafety’s simulators comply with level D requirements of CCAR-60 (China Civil Aviation Regulations Part 60). Level D is the highest certification level.
In practice, this means civil and commercial helicopter pilots operating in China can now be trained at Coptersafety’s training base in Finland.
“I look forward to cooperating with helicopter operators from China and want to wish their pilots warmly welcome. Our geographical position next to Helsinki Airport, with excellent direct flight connections to several Chinese cities, will undoubtedly be a pleasant advantage,” said Timo Honkavaara, Chief Operating Officer, Coptersafety.
RESPONDING TO FAST-GROWING DEMAND IN THE CHINESE HELICOPTER MARKET
The Chinese civil and commercial helicopter market is growing fast. It is estimated that from 2018 to 2037 the highest demand of pilots worldwide, including helicopter pilots, will be in the Asia-Pacific region. Half of the demand is expected to come from China, where economic growth continues, and wealth levels keep rising. These trends contribute to more people traveling and the business aviation sector, including helicopters, to expand.
“This certification marks an important milestone for our whole training base,” said MikkoDahlman, CEO, Coptersafety. “Our vision is to improve the safety of helicopter operations worldwide. The CAAC certificates enable us to live up to our vision to improve the safety of helicopter operations, now also in the Chinese market where there is an increasing demand for training rotary-wing pilots. We have about 40 skilled professionals, including more than 20 excellent flight instructors. They all play a part in helping us exceed the industry standards worldwide.”
Operating from its new 4,500-square-meter facility, taken into use in October 2017, Coptersafety now provides simulator training services for AW139 and H145 pilots worldwide. All Coptersafety’s current simulators have previously received corresponding certificates also by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
- Boeing Awarded $13M Contract for Qatar Armed Forces AH-64E Support
- Leonardo opens a new facility in Pisa
- 17-Feb-19 LN-ORH Robinson R44 Røldal, Norway (2F)
- 17-Feb-19 ZK- Airbus AS350 Nelson, New Zealand
- DART gets TCCA approval for its improved H130 Emergency Flotation System
- HAI President Message – Still going strong after 70 years
- Airbus reports strong Full-Year 2018 results
- Bell 407GXI certified in China
- India looking for 111 Naval Utility Helicopters
- FreeFlight Systems announces Sapphire Elite recognition program
- Contracts signed for air medical evacuation services in Europe and Africa
- Service center ODK-Klimov and UTair-Engineering helped Sanaviatsii
- Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal implements new Kathmandu heli-lanes
- Coptersafety provides update on H125 simulator
- USHST Sees Safety Benefits of Integrating UAS and OPA Technology into Helicopter Operations
- Universal Avionics to present innovative flight deck solutions at Heli-Expo
- UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2019
- DART’s H135 Crosstubes get approvals
- Heli-Union commences contract in French Guyana with two AS365Ns
- Raytheon Awarded $15M Contract for CV-22 Software Delivery