Aircraft insurer USAIG customers can now use their $2,500 Safety Bucks certificate to fully cover the cost of the inadvertent instrument meteorological conditions (IIMC) course offered by Airbus Helicopters’ North America (AHNA) training center in Grand Prairie, Texas. The offer applies to courses booked by the end of this year and started by July 1, 2021. The course normally costs $3,900.
“We believe the IIMC course is a must-have for any helicopter pilot,” said Lindsay Cunningham, head of customer training for AHNA. “And this limited-time offer is a great way for operators who are USAIG policyholders to benefit from the course while deriving maximum advantage from their Safety Bucks.”
USAIG started the Safety Bucks program in the 1990s to incentivize policyholders to make recurrent helicopter simulator training standard practice. It was later expanded to include helicopter maintenance technician training and some in-aircraft training activities. In 2015, it was integrated into USAIG’s broader Performance Vector safety initiative, which provides a variety of safety services from which eligible policyholders can make one annual selection.
The AHNA Training Center, in partnership with Helisim, provides courses and simulator training for the Airbus Helicopters AS350, EC135, and EC145 models and will soon add a new level-D H145 full-flight simulator.