Memorandum of agreement will deliver tailored helicopter training packages to US government operators and foreign military sales customers

Leonardo and CAE USA have joined forces on a collaboration to offer integrated solutions for helicopter training requirements for the United States government.

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) has been signed between the two companies, expanding the long-established relationship between Leonardo and CAE in helicopter training. The MoA is focused on delivering tailored helicopter-and-training packages to US government operators and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.

The companies will provide a low risk and best value solution by offering a comprehensive and integrated training solution including aircraft, simulators and courseware. Leonardo and CAE will be working together to create a cohesive flight training package at the forefront of integrated, live, and virtual training developed for specific aircraft missions.

Arrangements specific to customer

The integrated offerings from Leonardo and CAE could include advanced helicopters, simulators and training devices, courseware, training services, and training centres. Each arrangement will be specific to the customer and determined on a case-by-case basis.

William Hunt, CEO AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation, said: “Leonardo has a long history of collaborating with CAE for helicopter training. By creating integrated training systems for the US government together, we are able to offer forward-looking, cost effective solutions that ensure mission success.”

Ray Duquette, President and General Manager, CAE USA, said: “We look forward to collaborating with Leonardo on training opportunities in the US military market related to Leonardo’s range of helicopter platforms. Our extensive experience in helicopter simulation and training and specifically on Leonardo helicopters means we will be able to offer timely, cost-effective and integrated training solutions to our US customers.”

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