AgustaWestland announced this week its AW109 Power Level D Full
Flight Simulator, located at the Alessandro Marchetti Training
Academy in Sesto Calende, Italy, has received Brazilian
Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC)
"The approval of the AW109 Power simulator by ANAC in Brazil is
an important achievement and reflects our commitment to providing
local authority approved training facilities and courses to our
growing number of customers in Brazil," said John Ponsonby,
AgustaWestland Senior Vice President Training.
"Brazilian AW109 Power operators can now train at AgustaWestland
with the full confidence and approval of ANAC and we will continue
to invest in training and support services to ensure we deliver the
best quality training for our customers."
AgustaWestland says it has experienced growing success and an
increased market share of the Brazilian helicopter market in recent
years with its commercial product range. Orders for over 100
AgustaWestland helicopters, from the entire commercial helicopter
range, have been placed by customers in Brazil so far, particularly
for VIP/corporate transport and offshore transport
AgustaWestland -- through the Rotorsim consortium, a joint
venture between the company and CAE -- offers its customers full
Level D simulator training on the AW109 Power, AW109LUH and AW139
types at the Rotorsim facility in Sesto Calende, Italy and for the
AW139 at the Rotorsim facility in Morristown, NJ.