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AgustaWestland Awarded Helicopter Tactics Programme Implementation Study Contract

4th February 2009 - 17:03 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has recently been awarded a contract by the European Defence Agency (EDA) to conduct a six month Helicopter Tactics Programme (HTP) Implementation Study.

This contract follows an award made in November 2008, by the EDA, for AgustaWestland to conduct a six month feasibility study into HTP for nations deploying on multinational operations.

As part of the UK-France helicopter initiative, the EDA has taken the lead in co-ordinating training among its participating Member States. The HTP Implementation Study is a key part of the initial work. It includes a training analysis across all participating Member States, establishing a common operational task list for support helicopter crews deploying on operations.

In addition, the study will seek to catalogue and quantify total training capability and capacity within participating Member States, as well as identifying best-practice methodology for adapting to lessons learnt from operational theatres.

Drawing on experience from the previous feasibility study, this work will also outline an initial training syllabus. The study will conclude with an analysis of the potential training needs within Member States’ support helicopter crews, and provide costed options for addressing any shortfalls in training capability.

AgustaWestland is a provider of professional training services to a wide range of military, commercial and industrial customers around the world. Operators are assured of receiving highly effective training solutions, designed to meet their requirements to achieve high levels of individual, team and collective performance and to enable customers to fully exploit AgustaWestland’s high capability aircraft by integrated learning environments.

AgustaWestland is committed to offering the best training services as essential enablers in the delivery of mission capability to operators. The “A. Marchetti” Training Academy in Italy and Training Academies located in Philadelphia, USA, and in Yeovil, UK, utilise the latest e-learning, part-task maintenance and procedures trainers through to full mission and state-of-the-art Level D flight and mission simulators.

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