UTair joins Eurocopter global training network


UTair joins helicopter training network

Eurocopter and UTairRussian helicopter company UTair joins the Eurocopter global training network. The Personnel Training Centre (PTC) is based in Tyumen, Russia and is now approved and certified to train pilots and mechanics on AS350 and AS355 helicopters. It was announced during Heli Russia 2011.

The new centre is the 20th training facility in the Eurocopter global network and is the first without any Eurocopter shareholding.

“Our companies have long partner relations. Start of pilot and engineer training at UTair training center is a new very important stage of successful cooperation. We are proud that our training center is the first one in Russia to be endorsed by Eurocopter: this confirms high level of our specialists’, said Andrei Martirosov, chief executive officer UTair Aviation.

“We are very proud to welcome UTair’s PTC into the Eurocopter family. It becomes the 20th Training Center in the global Eurocopter network and is the 1st external training center ever certified by Eurocopter Group. This demonstrates UTair’s PTC high level of professionalism and training standards, the latter being fully compliant with international regulations”, stated Derek Sharples, Eurocopter executive vice president for Support and Services.

“We believe that the customization of Eurocopter’s global offer through joint projects between Eurocopter Vostok and our Russian partners is a key for the effective follow-up of the Eurocopter fleet in a fast growing market. We are proud to work out this project with UTair, a well-recognized leader on the Russian and global market’, said Laurence Rigolini, chief executive officer of Eurocopter Vostok.

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