Bell Helicopter has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SAIT Polytechnic to make its classrooms and labs at SAIT’s Art Smith Aero Centre in Calgary, Alberta, available for Bell Helicopter to use in the delivery of approved maintenance, repair training and certification programs.
“The MOU strengthens the existing partnership between Bell Helicopter and SAIT Polytechnic,” said Eric Cardinali, executive vice president for customer support and services for Bell Helicopter. “By partnering with SAIT, our customers now have a regional option for Bell Helicopter training and certification.”
The MOU allows Bell Helicopter Training Academy instructors access to the SAIT Polytechnic classrooms and labs to conduct Bell Helicopter factory-approved type certificate maintenance training. The curriculum will cover mechanical, electrical and avionics training and pilot safety training. The Bell Helicopter-approved training is a broader, more accessible training option than offered by other schools, according to the company. The Bell Helicopter Training Academy’s flight training is certified by the FAA and recognized by both EASA and Transport Canada.
All maintenance training at the academy meets or exceeds the requirements of FAR Part 65.81 manufacturer’s training and FAR Part 65.93 requirements for renewal of inspector authorization.