Eurocopter inaugurates extension of its Aviation Training Academy in Kassel
Eurocopter inaugurated a new building complex at its Aviation Training Academy today in the Marbachhöhe Technology Park near Kassel, Germany, as part of its 40th anniversary celebration.
Several million euros have been invested in the construction project. The expansion of the facilities for practical aviation training and for training units of the German armed forces also offers room for a segment of an Airbus A310 airframe, an EC135, three BO105s and several aircraft parts.
The academy can currently provide training to up to 350 trainees at one time. “The aim is to strengthen this capacity in the coming years with the new building and offer additional attractive courses for the German armed forces and civil aviation customers,” explained Detlef Ehrig, head of the Training Academy, Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH. “In connection with the expansion project, additional training areas have been created on site and in future it will be possible to provide instruction in aviation technology with a stronger trainee- and problem-oriented approach.”
“In the new facilities created with the expansion of our Training Academy, we can now offer one of the most comprehensive training programs for the helicopter industry in Europe,” stated Dr. Wolfgang Schoder, CEO of Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH. “The competitiveness of the German training center will also create additional potential for international training projects in the industry.”