Bell Helicopter Expands Singapore Mx Training

 - April 23, 2014, 11:55 AM
BTA students in Singapore now receive hands-on training with the Bell 412 maintenance trainer, pictured here in the Bell Helicopter Singapore Service Center.

The Bell Helicopter Training Academy has received Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approval to conduct Bell 412EP/412EPI B1.3 and B2 Part 147 technical training at its Singapore Service Center. The Australian CASA approval expands the academy’s ability to provide regulated maintenance courses in the Asia-Pacific region.

Bell 412 maintenance training courses include B1.3 field maintenance (EASA), EPI transition, vibration monitoring, electrical, avionics and EPI avionics differences. The training combines theory with practical training on an aircraft maintenance trainer that was installed in Singapore earlier this month.

Eric Cardinali, executive vice president of Bell Customer Support and Services, told AIN, “We continue to see increased demand for our maintenance training offerings in the Asia-Pacific region, and we expect to double the number of students we serve this year over last. The Bell 412 series is one of our more popular in-production aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region. The Australian CASA approval allows us to offer an in-region maintenance training solution for our Australian customers.”