FlightSafety Names Sikorsky Helitech Approved Maintenance Training Center in Australasia

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (August 15, 2011) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Sikorsky Helitech, a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company based in Brisbane, Australia, has become a FlightSafety approved Maintenance Training Center. Sikorsky Helitech will offer training for Pratt & Whitney Canada engines in Australasia.

“We are pleased that Sikorsky Helitech has become an approved provider of FlightSafety’s comprehensive, high quality maintenance training courses,” said Mike Lee, Director, Business Development Maintenance Training.

Technicians who maintain and support Pratt & Whitney Canada engines in Australasia will benefit from FlightSafety’s in-depth classroom and hands-on practical technology-based training curriculum that Sikorsky Helitech will provide for the full range of Pratt & Whitney Canada engines.

FlightSafety will provide Sikorsky Helitech with training courseware, a graphical flight simulator plus a wide range of training aids. Sikorsky Helitech instructors will be FlightSafety trained and qualified and will begin with an initial offering of 16 courses per year for maintenance training on four different P&WC engine types.

FlightSafety provides training for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6B, PT6C, PT6T and PW206/207 series engines. Courses for the 1,000 shaft horsepower new PW210 series of engines will be available beginning in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Pratt & Whitney Canada maintenance training programs offered by FlightSafety meet or exceed international regulatory standards and are approved under FAA FAR 147, EASA, CASA and Transport Canada. The Training is currently available in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Wichita, Kansas; West Palm Beach, Florida; Montreal, Canada; Toronto, Canada; Paris-Le Bourget, France, and Singapore. Additional Centers that will be offering training in the near future are Curitiba, Brazil; Johannesburg, South Africa; Brisbane, Australia; and Beijing, China.

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 154 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America, the Pacific Rim and South Africa.