RUAG Aviation flight test pilots applied their significant knowledge and experience in helicopter Maintenance Check Flights (MCF) to train fellow Swiss pilots and other interested parties in the first-ever training of its kind in Switzerland. The theory-based courses are offered by RUAG to prepare flight crews and technical personnel for the introduction of MCF regulations by EASA, expected in 2019.

Meant to test functions which can only be checked during actual flight, Maintenance Check Flights are regularly required by aircraft original equipment manufacturers (OEM), Continuing Airworthiness Management Organizations (CAMO) and maintenance support providers throughout the aircraft's service life. As of 2019 EASA will introduce regulations for MCF set to confirm safety guidelines, clearly define pilot requirements and apply stringent procedures to the testing process for helicopters and other complex platforms.