Customer Training

Leonardo, through its Helicopter Division, is a world leading provider of professional training services, systems and solutions to a global customer base. We are committed to a training policy that enables our customers to make the most effective use of their helicopters.

With over 300 professional training personnel, Leonardo Helicopters has delivered essential training to the world’s helicopter operators for over 60 years. Our team includes flying and technical instructors with considerable military and civilian helicopter experience.

Leonardo Helicopters’ training capability is underpinned by four Training Academies at Sesto Calende in Italy, Yeovil in the UK, Philadelphia in the United States and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. All feature the latest synthetic training devices combined with a comprehensive programme of training courses for air crew, rear crew, ground crew and maintainers.

Significant investment in our Sesto Calende facility is aimed at greatly enhancing the customer experience with a new simulator hall. In addition to the existing Training Academies we are developing a network of regional training centres, including a new facility in the Middle East to ensure that customers can access world-class training at a time and place convenient to them.

Our range of training solutions is evolving constantly. Services include civil type rating courses alongside basic training, refresher training and complete turnkey solutions. Training courses are designed so that skills learned can be transferred effectively to operational improvement. We are also focusing more on a variety of mission-specific training so that customers can do more with their aircraft across a variety of missions to deliver total crew operational capability.

To meet the demands of an ever changing operating environment our Training and Helicopter Support Systems (THSS) teams have leveraged Commercial-Off-The-Shelf technology combined with OEM software solutions to provide award-winning, cost effective Flight Training Devices.

New distance learning programmes are in place, allowing students to take a modular approach to learning. Course materials are increasingly being delivered in digital formats for use on PCs and tablets.