Owned and operated by Toll, The ACE Training Centre was established in 2016, in partnership with NSW Ambulance, to initially deliver training for the Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopters’ aeromedical crew.
Established as a center of training excellence locally, it is now positioned to expand its presence into neighbouring markets. As an Authorised Training Centre, the partnership offers the AW139 Type Rating and Recurrent Training packages with a Leonardo approved full flight simulator (FFS) and syllabus.
Eight dedicated ACE Flight Examiners and Instructors met the high standards required by Leonardo to instruct and assess students. Further, two Ground School Instructors are part of the team to deliver the technical elements of a Type Rating.
An exceptional working relationship with Leonardo
Scott Watkins, ACE Training Centre’s General Manager, said: “We have always had an exceptional working relationship with Leonardo, this formalized partnership makes us part of a worldwide network of AW139 training facilities.”
Established as a world class center of excellence for training, the ACE Training Centre offers:
- Level D AW139 FFS jointly developed by Leonardo and CAE
- Three classrooms for multimedia training and briefing / debriefing rooms
- AW139 Type Rating course content
- Instructor experience
“We are very proud of our long-standing relationship with Leonardo, to be part of their global network of training centers is recognition of Toll’s commitment to delivering excellence in training. This is a groundbreaking partnership and the first of its kind in the Leonardo training network. We are committed to playing a part in the ongoing success of the AW139 program,” said Colin Gunn, General Manager at Toll Helicopters.
Commitment to take care of customers
Leonardo Helicopters’ Paolo Petrosso, Vice-President of Simulation and Training Services, added: “Under the current circumstances, and in alignment with our promise to remain close to our customers, we take great pride in this step of accrediting Toll as a Leonardo Authorized Training Centre for the AW139 Type Rating and Recurrent training, reinforcing our continuous commitment to take care of our customers and make learning accessible to them wherever they are located, be it through our virtual platform or physical network of Training Centres within which we are thrilled to now include Toll.”