Full Array of Training Options.

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Training Services

Bristow’s training services are unmatched in the helicopter industry, providing both helicopter flight and aviation engineering training for military and third-party civil organizations worldwide. Through Bristow Academy, and its engineer training school at Bristow Helicopters, thousands of civil and military helicopter pilots and engineers from around the world have learned their craft from Bristow, having been attracted to the company’s exceptional training environment and high training standards.

Government and Civil Flight
Bristow Academy offers government and civil flight training. The Academy’s philosophy is that what one learns first, one learns best. Safety, professionalism, and theoretical knowledge are the foundation of its training solutions to develop professional aviation leaders who are equipped with a foundation of life-long behavioral traits that foster continued professional growth, improvement, and enhanced personal standards.

Bristow Academy offers a wide range of value-based helicopter flight training solutions that can be customized to meet the end-users needs. Flight training is organized in three broad disciplines: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); and Military Training, including High Altitude Training. Bristow Academy’s commercial training programs meet or exceed the requirements of the FAA and EASA. Aircraft training platforms include the Sikorsky 300CBi, Bell 206, and Robinson 44. Bristow Academy has the capability to obtain, as needed, additional training platforms such as the Bell 212, 412, and 407 models, as well as others, to suit customer requirements.

Bristow Academy is approved to train U.S. and foreign military personnel who meet the approval of the U.S. government. Rigidly structured military training is conducted by a core of highly experienced former military Instructor Pilots (IP), many with Special Operations and Combat flying experience. Content of the training, as well as the style and emphasis of the school, is entirely military. Students wear the uniform of their home country and the formalities of military life are evidenced throughout the program. Programs are taught in English or Spanish, with a student to instructor ratio of 2:1.

Bristow Academy specializes in providing customized group training programs that are built to meet individual needs by first understanding end-user requirements then reverse-engineering the training solution. Group contract training agreements can include training and domestic needs, and provide additional training platforms as requested.

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Engineering Training

Bristow Helicopters is an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 147 and Part 145 approved maintenance training organization. The company is also a world leader in the installation and use of Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) and trains pilots, engineers and other personnel on various HUMS as fitted to various aircraft types.

Bristow Academy is an approved partner of the Safran Helicopter Engines Academy offering engineer training on various engine types/variants for both pilots and maintainers at its SafranHE training center located in Titusville, Florida. All instructors are SafranHE factory trained and certified. SafranHE specialized training can also be provided at customer site locations.

Numerous civil and military clients have taken advantage of Bristow’s exceptional training capabilities in the field of aviation engineering, including the Chilean Army, Singaporean Air Force, British Army, Icelandic Coast Guard and Malaysian Helicopter Services. Bristow Helicopters full-time instructors are UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) authorized examiners, with an average of 30 years of training and operational experience.

Courses include:

For more information, contact Bristow’s Engineering Training School at +44 (0)1224 723151 or via e-mail at abet@bristowgroup.com.

For more information about SafranHE training, contact the SafranHE Academy Coordinator at Bristow Academy at +001 (321) 607 5108 or via e-mail at alan.olden@bristowgroup.com.