Leonardo Helicopters opens a $80 million training facility in northeastern Philadelphia
The new Helicopter Training Academy, costing US$80 million, was opened at Leonardo Helicopter’s Northeast Campus in Philadelphia.
The company announced the opening of a state-of-the-art facility on its existing Philadelphia campus to meet the growing demand for pilots, crew and maintenance technicians in North and South America.
It will provide mission-specific ground, flight and maintenance training for multiple aircraft, based on Leonardo’s training academy in Sesto Callander, Italy. Website status.
The facility includes rooms where technicians learn how to repair and maintain Leonardo helicopters, 10 multimedia classrooms for pilot training and three full flight motion simulators, giving pilots the feeling of flying in different weather.
Gian Piero Cutillo, Managing Director of Leonardo Helicopters, said: “Our newly established American Training Academy will help serve the largest helicopter market in the global industry, and will be part of the ongoing process of securing access to customers and expanding our range of services. Dr.
Other features include a reporting room for simulated tasks and a maintenance training simulator bay.
All pilots flying Leonardo helicopters need to be trained on a specific type of aircraft, obtain certification and follow up with regular training.
It is estimated that the new facility can attract 1,000 students each year, bringing more tourists to the city. It is up and running.
Leonardo is a global company that has been operating in Philadelphia since 1980, providing production, support, and administrative functions for the United States.
The first Leonardo Helicopter Training Academy was opened in Sesto Callander, Italy in 2006, and provides training for an average of 10,000 students each year at its global campuses in the UK, Poland and Malaysia.