3 Years of Successful Training Cooperation With Airbus Helicopters and Utair is Extended With New Agreement

The successful training of pilots and technical personnel on Ecureuil-family rotorcraft will be continued in a joint Airbus Helicopters and UTair effort with the signing of an agreement at this week’s HeliRussia exhibition in Moscow.

UTair’s Personnel Training Center (PTC) provides the courses, which covers type ratings, as well as recurrent and refresher training, for both pilots and technical personnel on the AS350 B3/E'3Eu and AS355 N/NP. All courses are performed in the Russian language, which is a key success factor and well appreciated by the Russian customers.

The UTair PTC is one of Russia’s largest civil aviation training facilities, and has been certified by Airbus Helicopters since 2011 – becoming the first company-approved external training centers worldwide that belongs to an external partner.

“Since the establishment of our cooperation, 114 pilots and more than 100 technicians have been trained at the PTC, which shows the tremendous success this center has among our Russian customers.” said Laurence Rigolini, General Manager of the Airbus Helicopters Vostok subsidiary. “We are very proud to be working with such a strong and reliable partner to offer highly professional training in Russia – which is vital to increasing fleet safety.”

UTair CEO Andrey Martirosov, said Russia’s rapidly-evolving helicopter market is leading customers to ask for the most adapted training solutions, and which are tailored to their needs. “Working hand-in-hand with Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Helicopter Vostok in offering such services has proven to be a key competitive advantage since the start of our training cooperation,” he explained. “This is why we are pleased to sign the extension of the cooperation agreement, and we will continue exploring and developing all fields – providing new and innovative training solutions for the Russian market.”

Source: Airbus Helicopters
Date: May 26, 2014