Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, launched the first of its network of Certified Training Facilities (CTFs) to expand its global training offering. The first CTF is Helideal, a Bell Independent Representative in Le Cannet-des-Maures, France, which will provide initial and recurrent pilot-training under the umbrella of the Bell Training Academy.

“With a rapidly growing Bell 505 international footprint, we are focused on providing local support solutions to our international customer base for the entire lifecycle of their aircraft, and CTFs will play a key role,” says Bell Helicopter’s Senior Vice President of Sales, Commercial Business – International, Patrick Moulay.

Helideal will offer pilot-training on the Bell 505 aircraft in January 2019.