50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Horizon International Flight Academy: more than 1,000 flight hours in its Bell 505 fleet

Download: Printable PDF Date: 30 Jun 2020 10:29 categories:
Publisher:
Horizon International Flight Academy: more than 1,000 flight hours in its Bell 505 fleet - Maintenance / Trainings publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: United Arab Emirates Aircraft: Helicopters

Horizon International Flight Academy has logged more than 1,000 flight hours in its Bell 505 fleet, mainly utilized to train military pilots. Horizon’s training academy is in the United Arab Emirates .“Crossing the 1,000-flight hour threshold in less than three months from its latest aircraft registration is a testament to Horizon and the Bell 505s ability to quickly meet mission requirements,” said Sameer A. Rehman, Managing Director, Africa & Middle East. “It’s a privilege to work with the Horizon team to redefine flight training for the next generation of military and commercial pilots with the Bell 505s proven operational capabilities in desert environments.”

Horizon took delivery of its first aircraft in January and completed its 12th helicopter registration by mid-April. Since then all the Bell 505s are in operations and currently training Academy students.

Among them is Sheik Zayed bin Hamad bin Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, the first student to fly the Bell 505 for his Commercial Pilot License (CPL).

“We are proud to be operating Bell 505s in our training program,” said Hareb Al Dhaheri, CEO of Horizon International Flight Academy. “With the integrated glass cockpit, it enables our pilots in training to experience modern controls on a single engine aircraft. We look forward to logging more flight hours and hitting milestones in our Bell 505s.”

With a speed of 125 knots (232 km/h) and useful load of 1,500 pounds (680 kg), the Bell 505 is designed to be safe and easy to fly while providing significant value to the operator. The customer-driven design of the aircraft places safety, performance and affordability at the forefront, blending proven systems with advanced technology and a sleek, modern design.

 



Loading comments for Horizon International Flight Academy: more than 1,000 flight hours in its Bell 505 fleet...


Recommended

CHC Helicopter invests in Virtual Reality training for Search and Rescue technical crews

CHC Helicopter has successfully completed a trial collaboration with Priority 1 Air Rescue to deliver ground-breaking Virtual Reality training for its Search and Rescue technical crew m...

Aviation Capital Group delivered A320neo to JetSMART

Aviation Capital Group announced the delivery of one new Airbus A320neo aircraft on long-term lease to JetSMART. This aircraft featuring Pratt & Whitney PW1127GA-JM engines, delivers from ACG&rsqu...

Singapore Airlines ramp up East & South East Asia network, increase A380 services to Australia

Singapore Airlines will boost frequencies to destinations across East Asia and South East Asia, resume flights to Busan, and increase Airbus A380 services to Australia during the Northern Summer opera...

Lincotek & MMB VOLUM-e join forces to enhance end-to-end additive manufacturing solutions in aerospace market

Global contract manufacturer Lincotek and MMB VOLUM-e have now formalized their relationship. In an agreement between the two companies, Lincotek will acquire a strategic stake in the French metal and...

The drones news