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Gulf Helicopters created its Training Academy to cater to the needs of its own and third party clients.

Company Profile

Gulf Helicopters created its Training Academy to cater to the needs of its own and third party clients. The Training Academy is continuously evolving to be one of the reputed Aviation Training Service providers in the region, addressing the training needs of clients worldwide.

As the first commercial operator to own, commission and operate a state of the art, Full Motion Flight Simulator for AgustaWestland AW 139, Gulf Helicopters embarked upon an aspiring journey to become a centre of excellence in Aviation Training. Our goal is to offer customized and cost efficient solutions to our clients.

Our AW 139 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) is qualified by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to Level B under JAR-FSTD H. Our EASA Approval No. is EU-UKGH546. We also hold user approvals for the simulator from Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

Our Academy houses an AgustaWestland First Flight, the virtual interactive procedural trainer (VIPT) device for both AW 139 and AW 189. This device is a powerful and cost effective procedural and familiarization training devices that gives pilots the ability to ‘’learn by doing’’.

Gulf Helicopters also has Type Rating Training Organization (TRTO) approval from Qatar Civil Aviation Authority.

Gulf Helicopters is EASA approved Part 147 Maintenance Training Organization. Our approval certificate reference is EASA.147.0079.

The courses we offer are addresses the helicopter pilot qualifications as well as their upgrades, helicopter engineering training and associated trainings. GHC Training Academy offers training using its new-technology Full Motion Flight Simulator and modern class rooms and tools. The pilot training covers valuable guidance on the various real time situations that a pilot might face during actual flight. The advanced AW139 full flight simulator is extensively used for the purpose of Recurrent Trainings and Pilot Type Ratings.

Our Training facilities will soon be the home for our third training device, a Full Flight Simulator for AgustaWestland AW 189, which is likely to be commissioned in July 2016, to be qualified as Level C under JAR-FSTD H.

Gulf Helicopters is an AgustaWestland approved Authorized Training Center and Authorized Maintenance Training Center.

Our focus is to provide quality training to pilots and engineers, so that their skills get sharply developed. We also believe in providing reliable customer care to our clients, that in turn cultivates mutual success and long term fruitful relationship. Our commitment to our Mission is what drives us to deliver World class services maintaining the highest standards of quality.

 

Our Vision

To be one of the leading training services provider, offering reliable and value for money training solutions to cater to the every need of the customers and exceed their expectations, through completely customized trainings, using modern training devices and tools, adding a strong and sustainable value to them.

 

Our Mission

To provide the best in class aviation training solutions for both Pilots as well as Engineers. To achieve this, we use the expertise and experience offered by highly qualified and skilled instructors. We also conform to standards set by the Aviation Authorities and follow the best aviation industry practices.

 

Our Approvals

Our Training Academy holds number of approvals and certifications enabling us to provide training services conforming to International Aviation Standards set by Aviation Authorities. These help us to develop and deliver services that are high in quality and caters to the clients’ operational needs.

We have always believed that client satisfaction is our top priority and we continue to work with full focus and commitment to achieve the same.

Here is a brief look at the various approvals, certifications, credentials held by Gulf Helicopters Company:

• AgustaWestland Authorized Training Center.

• First Commercial Operator in the World to own and operate Full Motion Flight Simulator for AW139 helicopters using modern technology and graphic displays.

• User Approval for AW 139 Full Flight Simulator from Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, India and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

• EASA Part 147 Approved Maintenance Training Organization.

• AgustaWestland Authorized Maintenance Training Center.

• Qatar Civil Aviation Authority Approved Type Rating Training Organization (TRTO).

 

 

 

(EASA) European Aviation Safety Agency

European Aviation Safety Agency

(NCAA) Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority

(NCAA) Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority

(FAA) Federal Aviation Administration

(FAA) Federal Aviation Administration

  • Capt. Salem Hilal

    Head of Training

    Capt. Salem Hilal (Head of Training Pilots for Type Rating Training Organization) joined the company in April 2003. With 12 years experience in Aviation Industry, main experience is with offshore industry and Private Category. He is a Qualified Instructor and Authorized Examiner for AW139 & AW189 Helicopters.

  • Capt. Claudio Fenley

    Instructor/Examiner

    Capt. Fenley has been an aviation professional for over 30 years during which he has participated in a wide range of military and civilian missions in diverse environments. He has a solid academic background, and has worked for years in helicopter instruction/training development, conduction and management. He is currently an instructor/examiner at Gulf Helicopters Training Academy.

     

  • Steven Brownell

    Technical Training Instructor

    Capt. Steven works as a Simulator Instructor/Examiner in the Development and Training Department of Gulf Helicopters. His two years in the simulator follow 42 years of helicopter flying experience in the military, offshore and corporate disciplines. He has instructed and examined under the authorities of the U.S. Army, the UK CAA and the Qatar CAA.

  • Andries Brandt

    Technical Training Instructor

    Andries has experience in a wide range of aviation disciplines. He joined the company as Technical Training Instructor in 2009 to support the Training and Development Department. With over 30 years of experience in the Aviation Industry as a Maintenance Aircraft Engineer, Flight Engineer and Technical Instructor, Andries provides AW139 helicopter type and recurrent training to both Flight Crew and Aircraft Maintenance Engineers

  • Capt. Jay Branon

    Technical Training Instructor

    Jay has been a professional helicopter pilot for 35 years with over 16,500 hours of accident free flying. He recently retired from Gulf Helicopters flight department and has joined the training staff as a part time consultant instructor. He has experience in a wide range of helicopters including Bell, Sikorsky and Aerospatiale products.

  • Mehran Pourkafaei

    Technical Training Instructor

    Mehran is a Technical Instructor at Gulf Helicopters Company. He began his aviation voyage by obtaining his HND and BSc (Hon) in Aerospace Engineering from Kingston University, UK. Before joining the Development and Training Academy, he worked as a Technical Training Instructor for companies such as Qatar Aeronautical College and Qatar Airways. He has been a subject matter expert in a wide range of aeronautical topics.

     

  • Latha Unnikrishnan

    Training Coordinator

    Latha Unnikrishnan is a Training Coordinator with the Training and Development Department of Gulf Helicopters Company. She has got more than 18 years of experience in the Administration, Training and Development departments with several reputed Organizations. Latha has got extensive training in the fields of Aviation and Administration and she also has an aviation background with the Qatar Airways.

     

  • AgustaWestland Authorised Training Centre

  • EASA Flight Simulation Traning device Qualification certificate

  • EASA Maintanance Organisation Approval Certificate

  • Nigerian Civil Aviation

  • FAA Training

  • Approved Type Rating Training organisation (TRTO) Certificate

  • Flight Simulation Training Device Qualification Certificate

  • Company Profile

    Gulf Helicopters created its Training Academy to cater to the needs of its own and third party clients. The Training Academy is continuously evolving to be one of the reputed Aviation Training Service providers in the region, addressing the training needs of clients worldwide.

    As the first commercial operator to own, commission and operate a state of the art, Full Motion Flight Simulator for AgustaWestland AW 139, Gulf Helicopters embarked upon an aspiring journey to become a centre of excellence in Aviation Training. Our goal is to offer customized and cost efficient solutions to our clients.

    Our AW 139 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) is qualified by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to Level B under JAR-FSTD H. Our EASA Approval No. is EU-UKGH546. We also hold user approvals for the simulator from Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

    Our Academy houses an AgustaWestland First Flight, the virtual interactive procedural trainer (VIPT) device for both AW 139 and AW 189. This device is a powerful and cost effective procedural and familiarization training devices that gives pilots the ability to ‘’learn by doing’’.

    Gulf Helicopters also has Type Rating Training Organization (TRTO) approval from Qatar Civil Aviation Authority.

    Gulf Helicopters is EASA approved Part 147 Maintenance Training Organization. Our approval certificate reference is EASA.147.0079.

    The courses we offer are addresses the helicopter pilot qualifications as well as their upgrades, helicopter engineering training and associated trainings. GHC Training Academy offers training using its new-technology Full Motion Flight Simulator and modern class rooms and tools. The pilot training covers valuable guidance on the various real time situations that a pilot might face during actual flight. The advanced AW139 full flight simulator is extensively used for the purpose of Recurrent Trainings and Pilot Type Ratings.

    Our Training facilities will soon be the home for our third training device, a Full Flight Simulator for AgustaWestland AW 189, which is likely to be commissioned in July 2016, to be qualified as Level C under JAR-FSTD H.

    Gulf Helicopters is an AgustaWestland approved Authorized Training Center and Authorized Maintenance Training Center.

    Our focus is to provide quality training to pilots and engineers, so that their skills get sharply developed. We also believe in providing reliable customer care to our clients, that in turn cultivates mutual success and long term fruitful relationship. Our commitment to our Mission is what drives us to deliver World class services maintaining the highest standards of quality.

     

  • Our Vision

    To be one of the leading training services provider, offering reliable and value for money training solutions to cater to the every need of the customers and exceed their expectations, through completely customized trainings, using modern training devices and tools, adding a strong and sustainable value to them.

     

    Our Mission

    To provide the best in class aviation training solutions for both Pilots as well as Engineers. To achieve this, we use the expertise and experience offered by highly qualified and skilled instructors. We also conform to standards set by the Aviation Authorities and follow the best aviation industry practices.

     

  • Our Approvals

    Our Training Academy holds number of approvals and certifications enabling us to provide training services conforming to International Aviation Standards set by Aviation Authorities. These help us to develop and deliver services that are high in quality and caters to the clients’ operational needs.

    We have always believed that client satisfaction is our top priority and we continue to work with full focus and commitment to achieve the same.

    Here is a brief look at the various approvals, certifications, credentials held by Gulf Helicopters Company:

    • AgustaWestland Authorized Training Center.

    • First Commercial Operator in the World to own and operate Full Motion Flight Simulator for AW139 helicopters using modern technology and graphic displays.

    • User Approval for AW 139 Full Flight Simulator from Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, India and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

    • EASA Part 147 Approved Maintenance Training Organization.

    • AgustaWestland Authorized Maintenance Training Center.

    • Qatar Civil Aviation Authority Approved Type Rating Training Organization (TRTO).

     

     

     

    • Capt. Salem Hilal

      Head of Training

      Capt. Salem Hilal (Head of Training Pilots for Type Rating Training Organization) joined the company in April 2003. With 12 years experience in Aviation Industry, main experience is with offshore industry and Private Category. He is a Qualified Instructor and Authorized Examiner for AW139 & AW189 Helicopters.

    • Capt. Claudio Fenley

      Instructor/Examiner

      Capt. Fenley has been an aviation professional for over 30 years during which he has participated in a wide range of military and civilian missions in diverse environments. He has a solid academic background, and has worked for years in helicopter instruction/training development, conduction and management. He is currently an instructor/examiner at Gulf Helicopters Training Academy.

       

    • Steven Brownell

      Technical Training Instructor

      Capt. Steven works as a Simulator Instructor/Examiner in the Development and Training Department of Gulf Helicopters. His two years in the simulator follow 42 years of helicopter flying experience in the military, offshore and corporate disciplines. He has instructed and examined under the authorities of the U.S. Army, the UK CAA and the Qatar CAA.

    • Andries Brandt

      Technical Training Instructor

      Andries has experience in a wide range of aviation disciplines. He joined the company as Technical Training Instructor in 2009 to support the Training and Development Department. With over 30 years of experience in the Aviation Industry as a Maintenance Aircraft Engineer, Flight Engineer and Technical Instructor, Andries provides AW139 helicopter type and recurrent training to both Flight Crew and Aircraft Maintenance Engineers

    • Capt. Jay Branon

      Technical Training Instructor

      Jay has been a professional helicopter pilot for 35 years with over 16,500 hours of accident free flying. He recently retired from Gulf Helicopters flight department and has joined the training staff as a part time consultant instructor. He has experience in a wide range of helicopters including Bell, Sikorsky and Aerospatiale products.

    • Mehran Pourkafaei

      Technical Training Instructor

      Mehran is a Technical Instructor at Gulf Helicopters Company. He began his aviation voyage by obtaining his HND and BSc (Hon) in Aerospace Engineering from Kingston University, UK. Before joining the Development and Training Academy, he worked as a Technical Training Instructor for companies such as Qatar Aeronautical College and Qatar Airways. He has been a subject matter expert in a wide range of aeronautical topics.

       

    • Latha Unnikrishnan

      Training Coordinator

      Latha Unnikrishnan is a Training Coordinator with the Training and Development Department of Gulf Helicopters Company. She has got more than 18 years of experience in the Administration, Training and Development departments with several reputed Organizations. Latha has got extensive training in the fields of Aviation and Administration and she also has an aviation background with the Qatar Airways.

       

    • AgustaWestland Authorised Training Centre

    • EASA Flight Simulation Traning device Qualification certificate

    • EASA Maintanance Organisation Approval Certificate

    • Nigerian Civil Aviation

    • FAA Training

    • Approved Type Rating Training organisation (TRTO) Certificate

    • Flight Simulation Training Device Qualification Certificate