Type and Role Conversion
AgustaWestland has considerable experience in training personnel from a variety of backgrounds and with different entry level qualifications to successfully operate and maintain rotary wing aircraft in demanding environments. These solutions are available for all AgustaWestland helicopters including NH90. Our comprehensive training services and solutions are delivered to recognised international standards and include:
- Training Needs Analysis (TNA), working with customers as required to define training requirements and potential solutions for maximising operational effectiveness
- Basic training to ensure that students have the appropriate entry level qualifications and experience for type conversion programme, including flying training (to Military and JAR rated standards, as required)
- Conversion To Type (CTT) and instructor training, for aircrew, groundcrew and technicians (including JAR rated generic courses plus specific aircraft type and component courses)
- Conversion To Role (CTR) covering a wide range of operational scenarios
- Refresher and recurrent training, available through life
- Survival training
- On Job Training (OJT)
- Turnkey training solutions at customer’s sites
AgustaWestland offers the reassurance of a company that will provide tailor made training solutions and services, which are supported and maintained through life, and have the capacity to change and grow as your requirements develop. Our experience is that the most effective training is delivered through a blended mix of the aircraft, training systems and media options. Our PC-based multimedia solutions provide training in a classroom environment and via distance/e-learning. Part task trainers and full flight simulation support practical and emergency training, with full mission simulation supporting role conversion and tactical and operational training. In particular, we provide:
Comprehensive Conversion To Type (CTT) courses for all AgustaWestland military and civil helicopter customers are available at our state-of-the-art training academies. Courses delivered by highly qualified and experienced instructors are tailored to individual requirements and may also be delivered at customer sites as required. Through these courses, AgustaWestland has established relationships with customers that last through life, supporting the continued development of their training programmes.
Conversion To Role (CTR) training is conducted using the aircraft, fixed based mission trainers and the latest full mission simulation technology to deliver efficient and effective service. AgustaWestland is also establishing a comprehensive full crew SAR training service over land and water in the UK using the AW139. Role training is provided by day and at night - using the aircraft automatic let down modes and internal sensors such as Radar and FLIR and including Night Vision Goggles (NVG). Courses initially concentrate on individual skills and duties for pilots, winch/radar operator and winchman/rescue swimmer, before concluding with cohesive crew training. Course lengths can vary, depending on the experience levels of the trainees. The AW139 surpasses all other medium twin-engine helicopters in capability, speed, range cabin size and versatility, setting the benchmark for SAR operations.
Complete turnkey training solutions and services. At AgustaWestland we pride ourselves on offering a complete range of services available throughout the life of the aircraft from TNA to the provision of instruction, training materials, training management information systems and equipment for individual, team and collective training. Significantly, training systems supplied by AgustaWestland are uniquely able to track the aircraft configuration through life from the point of delivery and our support systems offer a complete and integrated operational environment, linking logistic and training management systems with flight and mission planning systems to share critical data in support of operational efficiency and effectiveness.
Embedded and appended training equipment enables rotary wing training to be consolidated using real aircraft in an operational-style environment, interacting with live assets on the ground and virtual systems such as flight simulators.