The content of the training course was identical to that provided at Schweizer's New York factory several times each year. Shanghai Sikorsky provided translated textbooks and simultaneous translation throughout the class. A combination of text, lectures and hands-on training provided the students with a thourough understanding of the maintenance requirements of the aircraft.
A total of twenty-four people attended the training session which culminated in written examinations and the presentation of factory certifications. Representatives from Guangdong Baiyun General Aviation Co., Guangdong General Aviation Co., Civil Aviation University of China, Hubei Feilong Agricultural Aviation, and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) completed the training sessions.
Based on the high level of interest and success of this first training program Shanghai Sikorsky will be offering similar sessions for all of their helicopter products on a regular basis. Additional training for engine maintenance is in the planning stages in cooperation with Textron Lycoming and Rolls Royce.
Shanghai Sikorsky Aircraft Company Ltd. (www.shanghaisikorsky.com) is a joint venture between Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Shanghai Little Eagle Science and Technology Co. Ltd. Since their business license approval in March of 2003, Shanghai Sikorsky has established a new helicopter company in China, with sales, service, support, engineering and manufacturing capabilities. Shanghai Sikorsky is the exclusive manufacturer and sales agent for the Schweizer Aircraft Company product line of helicopters. With products ranging from two to four seats, powered by piston and turbine engines, Shanghai Sikorsky provides a China-based solution to meet all customer needs for light helicopters.
Shanghai Little Eagle Science & Tech. Company Limited is a high-tech company whose mission is to develop a series of light helicopters, which are practical, economical, safe and reliable and meet the needs of the domestic market of PR. China.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and service. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), or Hartford, Conn., which provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.