AgustaWestland opens Operational Flying Training Centre

  • 08-Apr-2010 04:41 EDT

AgustaWestland has opened its new Operational Flying Training Centre (OFTC) located at Newquay Cornwall Airport in southwest England. The OFTC enhances AgustaWestland’s helicopter training capabilities and allows it to offer a complete range of training services, from basic helicopter pilot training to advanced operational helicopter flying training. The OFTC will also offer training courses for rear crew including rescue winch, medical, and mission training. The OFTC will initially employ 30 staff, including 13 aircrew instructors and 12 aircraft technicians. The facility includes a 30,000-ft² hangar, capable of accommodating six large helicopters, as well as briefing rooms, computer-based training classrooms, operations room, engineering support facilities, spares stores, and administration offices. The OFTC is initially capable of training up to 50 personnel.

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