in Aerospace

Bristow and Sikorsky to partner on ab initio pilot training

Posted 13 March 2017 · Add Comment

Sikorsky and Bristow Group today announced that they are working to enter into a long-term agreement that establishes Bristow as Sikorsky's preferred supplier for ab initio pilot training for Sikorsky aircraft customers at Bristow Academy.



The announcement came at the 2017 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. The Academy's main campus is in Titusville, Florida. Additional training facilities are located in Carson City, Nevada and Gloucester, England.

The intent of the agreement is to allow Sikorsky BlackHawk, S-70i, S-92®, S-76® and Light Helicopter customers to complete a Sikorsky-certified training curriculum conducted by Bristow Academy’s highly skilled and experienced core of former military and commercial instructor pilots. Bristow’s training programs offer Sikorsky customers a customizable, turn-key training solution that is developed around individual end user mission objectives. With safety at the core of all training programs, Bristow’s training solutions are delivered in a structured, immersive environment, designed to optimize the training experience and promote a desire for continued learning. Training programs include Initial Entry Rotor Wing, High Altitude Training, Night Vision Goggle, initial and advanced training, and Commercial Pilot training, for Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency requirements.

Following completion of the agreement, training courses are expected to begin later this year.

“Sikorsky and Bristow have shared a history for more than 40 years and this is a promising new direction for our relationship,” said Sikorsky President, Dan Schultz, “We are proud to now provide an initial training capability that enhances safety and proficiency of the pilots operating the Sikorsky fleet around the world.”

“We are honoured that Sikorsky has selected Bristow Academy to be a certified provider of pilot training for Sikorsky helicopter customers worldwide,” said Bristow Group President and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Baliff. “These discussions reflect the strength of our longstanding partnership with Sikorsky, and confidence in the high standards of Bristow Academy’s military flight training programs.”

Bristow Academy is one of the world’s largest commercial helicopter training providers, with a global customer base that spans more than 120 countries.

Bristow Academy holds multiple aviation authority regulatory approvals and its military flight training programs are designed to equip entry level pilots with the knowledge and skill sets required to facilitate a safe and efficient transition to more advanced aircraft platforms and more complex mission training. Bristow Academy conducts training at its main base in Titusville, Florida, and at a satellite location in Carson City, Nevada.
 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Airbus publishes Brexit risk assessment

Airbus has today published a risk assessment outlining the urgent risks to its business arising from the UK exiting the European Union without a withdrawal agreement.

UKEF helps aerospace exporters gain £500m in overseas sales

UK Export Finance (UKEF) today published its annual report and accounts, showing government-backed finance and insurance helped UK aerospace achieve over half a billion pounds in overseas sales in 2017-18.

Stansted awarded globally recognised carbon neutral airport status

London Stansted has been awarded Level 3+ carbon neutral status by the Airports Council International (ACI), in recognition of its extensive work to reduce and offset carbon emissions at London’s fastest growing airport.

Cranfield Uni wins NATO Excellence Award

A team from Cranfield University has won a NATO Excellence Award for a workshop delivered to assist with monitoring and controlling toxic contamination on live-fire military ranges.

Aerospace industry adaptation

Neil Cayley, Lead Consultant at Jonathan Lee Contract Recruitment, explores current issues affecting the aerospace industry and explains why adaption is vital to meet the challenges that lie ahead.

Esri’s ArcGIS Online to provide info platform for Autonomous Warrior 2018

Esri UK’s cloud-based mapping and analytics platform, ArcGIS Online, will provide the vital information integration and collaboration platform for Autonomous Warrior, part of the 2018 Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE) series.

ODU SK191217191218
See us at
DVD18BT3105200918SMI GMSCBT3005081118SMIFAVSBT151118FIL18 BT111017220718AdvancedEngin BT1406011118