The Bell Training Academy will offer virtual pilot and maintenance training for global customers who may be unable to travel to Bell’s global training facilities.

“This is one of many virtual support offerings in the initial phase of Bell’s customer support and services modernization effort,” said Sam Nelson, general manager, Bell Global Training Academy. “In today’s environment, Bell recognizes the need for the availability of virtual training courses and has developed a virtual experience that offers a comprehensive training curriculum to meet the required training needs of its customers.”

The courses that are currently available via the Bell Training Academy's Virtual Platformare include Bell 505 Pilot, Bell 505 Avionics & Field Maintenance, Bell 429 Pilot and Bell 407 Pilot. Bell expects to offer virtual courses for all Bell current commercial products by the end of July 2020.