Bell 412 and AW139 approvals

Nigel Pittaway

TOLL AVIATION announced on September 24, 2018, that its Aeromedical Crewing Excellence (ACE) Training Centre in Sydney has now received Australian Civil Aviation Authority (CASA) Part 141 and 142 Approvals.

The approvals now allow the training centre to conduct Bell 412 and Leonardo Helicopters AW139 type rating training courses, as well as night vision imaging system ratings with either a Bell 412 or AW139 night proiciency check; low level rating with winch endorsement and light instructor rating with type rating training endorsement courses.

The training is conducted on Toll’s AW139 Level D full light simulator at the centre.

Perry Scholte, Head of Checking and Training at Toll Helicopters, said: “After a rigorous process with CASA, who we’d like to thank for their assistance to date, we now have a full contingent of courses on scope and look forward to ofering these services to the broader industry.”

Scott Watkins, General Manager of the ACE Training Centre, added: “This is another step forward in the development of ACE and realising the goal of providing worldclass training to the industry. I would encourage companies and individuals interested in any of our courses to reach out to our past students and hear first-hand the professionalism and high standards of our training, delivered locally in Australia.”

The training centre is based at Sydney’s Bankstown Airport and conducts training for every crewmember of the Toll Ambulance Rescue Service.

Toll is a provider of specialised mission-critical helicopter services to the government, resource, and oil and gas sectors. Customers include the New South Wales Ambulance Service.