Nigeria, through Caverton, officially becomes the first country in Africa to launch a sophisticated Helicopter Full Flight Level D Simulator.
Caverton’s multibillion naira facility will allow AirForce to train its personnel on how to fly and repair helicopters within the country.
Nigeria has officially become the first country in Africa to launch a sophisticated “helicopter full flight level D simulator” after Caverton completed its multibillion naira facility in Ikeja, Lagos State.
This multibillion naira facility in Ikeja will enable pilots to become certified to fly the AW139 under various civil aviation authority approvals. With this simulator, the AirForce will be able to train its personnel how to fly and repair helicopters within the country
Recall that last year, Caverton, leading indigenous aviation and marine logistics player for the Nigerian oil and gas industry, signed the factory acceptance of the AW139 Reality H Full-Flight level D Simulator in Cergy Pontoise, near Paris (France).
Then, Rotimi Makanjuola, the Managing Director Caverton Helicopters Ltd, explained that :
“This is an important milestone, not just for Caverton as an indigenous company, but for Nigeria and the African continent. We pride ourselves in being pioneers in safety innovation and are committed to providing enhanced training opportunities for our pilot in-country as well as to third party operators across Africa.”
With this simulator, Caverton will deliver state-of-the-art training for offshore and onshore missions as well as VIP operations to unprepared landing sites.
This training ranges from Initial Type Rating, Recurrent Training, and Proficiency Checks for both Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).