FlightSafety Offers Crew Resource Management Course Designed for Helicopter Operations

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (March 3, 2011) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce Crew Resource Management training designed specifically for helicopter operations. Helicopter pilots, flight assistants, air ambulance crews, maintenance personnel and flight operation specialists will all benefit from this scenario-based training program. The topics covered during this four-hour course include Human Factors, teamwork, communication, situational awareness, aeronautical decision making, leadership and safety.

FlightSafety’s goal in developing and offering Crew Resource Management (CRM) training is to instill interpersonal skills that enhance appropriate and correct decision making, and the working relationships between helicopter crew members with the objective of developing an increased focus on safety and the overall efficiency of flight operations.

“Many of our customers have already taken advantage of this new CRM course at our Helicopter Learning Centers in Fort Worth, Texas and West Palm Beach, Florida,” said Scott Fera, Vice President, Marketing. “They appreciate the comprehensive, real-world approach we have taken and agree that adopting the principles and practices outlined in the course will contribute to the safety of helicopter operations.”

FlightSafety provides a wide variety of initial, recurrent, enrichment and eLearning courses for pilots and maintenance technicians and other aviation professionals who operate and support helicopters manufactured by American Eurocopter, Bell Helicopter and Sikorsky as well as mission specific training programs for other aircraft types.

The company offers a fleet of 15 full flight simulators and other advanced training devices located at its Helicopter Learning Centers in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas; Lafayette, Louisiana; Tucson, Arizona; West Palm Beach, Florida, and at the Farnborough airport in the United Kingdom.

Helicopter operators who train with FlightSafety benefit from comprehensive training programs provided by highly qualified and experienced instructors and MATRIX, the company’s integrated training system. MATRIX offers DeskTop and Graphical FlightDeck simulators for instructor led and self-paced instruction as well as the SimVu simulator session debriefing system.

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.