Leonardo and Suzuyo & Co. Ltd. of Japan have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the purchase of an AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for the AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter. The simulator will be installed in a dedicated facility at Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and operated by Suzuyo's subsidiary Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation (SACC).
With nearly 60 AW139s in service in Japan today, performing a wide range of roles, the provision of pilot training services combining a FFS and other training tools and distance learning capabilities at SACC will further reinforce the level of service provided to existing and future operators this helicopter. This initiative is in line with Leonardo's Industrial Plan to deliver a greater range of services closer to its customers.