04 May Bell 212/412 maintenance type training has launched
Bell 212/412 training has finally arrived in Australia! We’ve launched a combined course that allows you to attain two type ratings in a single course – here’s everything you need to know.
Rewind the clock 15 years and that’s when our directors Pep and Troy first met and worked together. And you know what aircraft they were maintaining? The Bell 412.
Now here we are all these years later, launching our very own Bell 212/412 Series course. With renewed demand for this aircraft for firefighting, emergency medical services and search and rescue operations, we decided it was time to bring this training to Australia.
Below we’ve answered some of the questions we’ve been getting about the course – and you can always contact us if there’s something specific you’d like to know.
Why did you decide to develop this course?
While our training team has years of experience working on the Bell 212 and 412, we only develop courses that are genuinely needed here in Australia. So even though we had the experience to put this course together, we wanted to wait and gauge demand for training before we committed to it.
In the last 2–3 years, we have received a large number of enquiries about this training and saw there is now a clear need for this course in-country. The first course sold out instantly to a waitlist without any promotion, and there has been a high level of interest in the subsequent training dates (find them here).
What type ratings will I attain?
The course is approved by CASA and EASA, with participants attaining Bell 212 and Bell 412 Series type ratings, including the latest EPI type rating.
What does the course cover?
You learn maintenance practices for the entire Bell 212 and 412 Series. Our analysis of the aircraft revealed a number of similarities across the systems in the Bell 212 and 412 Series, so it made sense to combine the training into a single course.
The course allows you to understand the evolution of the aircraft and the similarities and differences between the serial numbers in the fleet. Knowing how to maintain the entire series is a huge advantage that opens up more doors for participants. This approach is also far more time and cost effective compared with doing two separate courses or a bridging course.
How is it possible to cover all that in a single course?
Because there are so many similarities throughout the series, we realised it was possible to combine both aircraft into a single course. The course covers all the foundational theory of how each series works, and then explains any key differences in the systems and maintenance practices.
How often will the course run?
We are running two courses in 2022, and will then run 1–2 courses per year based on demand for places. The latest training dates are posted on the Bell 212/412 training page.
Where is the course held?
Training takes place in Brisbane. Theory classes are held in the CBD and practical training is at the LifeFlight hangar in Archerfield.
How can I get more information?
If you’re interested in training, reach out and we can send you a Course Information Pack.
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