Sesto Calende

February 14, 2012 - 6:15pm

With service entry for its new AW189 and AW169 models looming large over the next couple of years, AgustaWestland is scrambling to ensure that operators can get their flight crew type rated in good time. At its main training academy in Sesto Calende, a major extension is under construction to house no fewer than nine full-flight simulators and six training devices for the new aircraft.

February 11, 2012 - 10:30am
At AgustaWestland’s main training facility in Sesto Calende, Italy, a major expansion will house nine full-flight simulators and six training devices.

With service entry for its new AW189 and AW169 models looming large over the next couple of years, AgustaWestland is scrambling to ensure that operators can get their flight crew type rated in good time. At its main training academy in Sesto Calende, Italy, a major extension is under construction to house no fewer than nine full-flight simulators and six training devices for the new aircraft.

August 27, 2009 - 9:24am

Now in operation for more than three years, AgustaWestland’s Alessandro Marchetti helicopter training academy in Italy is continuing to expand the scope of the training provided there.

December 31, 2008 - 4:46am

Equipment manufacturer Thales is one of the two main shareholders in Helisim, at 45 percent, on par with Eurocopter. The remaining 10 percent is held by Défense Conseil International (DCI). “We see our partnership with Eurocopter as our major investment in simulators,” said Chris Gane, general manager of Thales Training and Simulation. He is looking at opening training centers elsewhere in the world, again in cooperation with Eurocopter.

November 15, 2006 - 5:09am

AgustaWestland has recently opened its new “A. Marchetti” Training Academy in Sesto Calende, Italy, to provide customers with a range of commercial and military helicopter training services, particularly for the A119, A109, Grand and AW139 helicopters. The company said its academy uses “the latest training technologies to improve safety, enhance pilot capabilities and to reduce cost of ownership.”

 
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