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IDEX 2019: EDIC Horizon adds Bell 429IGW Twin-engine to its Fleet of Helicopters

aerobd.news : EDIC Horizon, the Middle East’s leading flight training organization, has expanded its market share by adding two Bell 429IGW twin-engine helicopters to its fleet. The announcement was made at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX 2019). Using the two new GCAA registered aircrafts, the academy will soon provide Rotary-wing Advanced Flight Training services to national and international customers, from both military and civil backgrounds. With the acquisition of the two new Bell 429s, EDIC Horizon has further strengthened its position as a one-stop shop for rotary-wing training. With the aim of meeting the evolving needs of helicopter pilots, the academy will use the two aircrafts to add various training courses to its current offerings such as IR, night flying, ATPL, off-shore, search & rescue (SAR), hoisting, emergency medical services (medevac), and mountain flying among others.

Bell helicopters have been an essential part of EDIC Horizon’s training operations since its inception. The academy’s fleet also consists of Bell 206s and Bell 407s. Hareb Thani Al Dhaheri, CEO, EDIC Horizon, said, “The addition of two new Bell 429s is a testament to EDIC Horizon’s commitment to consistently improve its portfolio in line with the needs and expectations of our clients. I am glad to see EDIC Horizon taking advantage of being the first player in the Middle East to offer ME training. It is our mission to provide exceptional training to aspiring pilots by delivering value-added, innovative and world-class training solutions.”

EDIC Horizon offers bespoke training solutions to commercial and military customers across the South Asia, Middle East and North Africa region. The training modules offered at EDIC Horizon include theoretical knowledge (TK) training, aviation English, single-engine simulator and aircraft training, and multi-engine aircraft training. The academy also provides MCC and ancillary courses such as Safety Management Systems (SMS), Crew Resource Management (CRM) & Maintenance Human Factors (MHF). EDIC Horizon was established in 2003 to meet the needs of aviation training locally and regionally for individuals, military and civilian establishments. Since its inception, the academy is approved by the General Civil Aviation Authority of the UAE. EDIC Horizon is a subsidiary of Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC). EDIC, which is the strategic partner of IDEX 2019, is showcasing the latest in defense manufacturing, services, and technology innovation through its group companies that include AMMROC, Barij Munitions, Barij Dynamics, EDIC Caracal, EDIC Bayanat, EDIC Horizon, EDIC MRO Land, EDIC Precision Industries, EDIC Technical Services, GAL, NIMR, Thales Advanced, and Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB).

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