The Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA)-Valencia is built on a partnership between Bell Helicopter and our sister company, TRU Simulation + Training. This level of integration between the OEM and its sister company provides a total training solution unmatched in the rotorcraft industry. The partnership gives us faster and more in-depth collaboration, delivering high-fidelity pilot training solutions to our customers and ultimately creating safer skies.
All training classes at BTA-Valencia will be instructed upon the first-ever Bell 429 EASA-certified Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) available for pilot training. The Bell 429 FFS by TRU offers the largest standard visual field of view and the largest standard dome radius of any simulator on the market today. Additionally the FFS offers industry-leading motion performance with high-fidelity superior accelerations, smoothness, and responsiveness powered by REALFEEL® Control Loading System and REALVibe™ Secondary Cueing System.
BTA-Valencia offers two courses, with plans for additional class offerings to be available in the coming years. We will offer a 10-day Bell 429 EASA initial type rating and a three-day Bell 429 recurrent course to reinforce the initial type rating. Additionally BTA-Valencia will offer wet and dry leasing that is custom tailored to each operator. For more information on wet and dry leasing please see our Dry Leasing page.