407GX and 412EPI Systems for Bell Helicopter Training Academy TRU Simulation and Training announced at I/ITSEC 2016 in Orlando on 28 November that it is to provide avionics bench training systems to Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy. The two systems – for the Bell 407GX and Bell 412EPI – will be delivered in the summer of 2017.
By providing hands on training experience, these systems will result in students developing greater knowledge retention and experience beyond the theoretical without the need for expensive (and often almost impossible to achieve) hours working with live aircraft. Typical lessons might involve technicians understanding the working of a Garmin G1000H system, or allow students to practice maintenance involving Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) for example.
“This order represents the first of what we expect to be many maintenance training devices TRU will build for Bell Helicopter and potentially their worldwide customer base,” said John Hayward, Senio VP and General Manager of TRU’s Military and Business Simulation division.