Leonardo Teaming With CAE for USG Helo Training

 - September 6, 2019, 9:42 AM

Leonardo and aerospace training company CAE USA have joined forces to offer integrated helicopter training solutions for the U.S. government market. The companies recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) that is focused on delivering customer-specific, tailored helicopter-and-training packages to U.S. government operators and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. The companies will offer integrated training solutions that include aircraft, simulators, and courseware in a cohesive flight training package that includes integrated, live, and virtual training developed for specific aircraft missions.

“Leonardo has a long history of collaborating with CAE for helicopter training. By creating integrated training systems for the U.S. government together, we are able to offer forward-looking, cost-effective solutions that ensure mission success,” said William Hunt, CEO AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp.

Various U.S. local, state, and federal agencies currently operate Leonardo helicopters. Leonardo is expanding its government business, winning a U.S. Air Force contract with Boeing for 84 MH-139 medium twin helicopters last year and fielding its TH-119 single as a replacement candidate for the U.S. Navy’s fleet of primary training helicopters.