SOURCE: Era Training Center LLC

Era Training Center LLC

September 10, 2012 11:34 ET

Era Training Center's AW139 Training Program Receives Part 142 Approval

LAKE CHARLES, LA--(Marketwire - Sep 10, 2012) - Era Training Center LLC (ETC) announced today that it has obtained FAR Part 142 approval for its AW139 training program. This approval allows ETC to issue pilot certificates upon successful completion of ground academics, flight training in the Flight Simulator Training Device (FSTD) and aircraft evaluation to include: ATP and type rating, ATP add-on rating, a type rating only, and/or recurrent training.

Era Training Center recently announced the qualification of its AW139 Flight Simulator Training Device as an FAA-certified Level 6 FSTD.

"Era Training Center is truly excited to offer AW139 training through our FAR Part 142 training program," commented Randy Rowles, VP/General Manager. "As the largest and most experienced operator of the AW139 in North America, ETC customers enjoy a training program built around actual operating experience of the aircraft, not theoretical based academics."

ETC also offers FAR Part 142 approved training programs in the AS350 B2 and EC135 CPDS P2+, as well as a variety of additional courses under FAR Part 61.

About Era Training Center
Era Training Center (ETC), a joint venture between Era Helicopters LLC and Frasca International, provides sophisticated, multidisciplinary helicopter flight training through innovative programs, state-of-the-art Flight Simulator Training Devices (FSTDs) and real-aircraft flight training. ETC holds a FAR Part 142 Certificate, designating it as an FAA-approved training center, and also is certified by ANAC, the aviation authority of Brazil. ETC's existing Lake Charles, Louisiana, facility features three FAA-approved Level 6 FSTDs; the EC135 P2+ and AS350 B2 designed by Frasca International, and the AW139 designed by AgustaWestland, as prime contractor, partnering with Frasca International.

ETC offers diverse training programs that are provided to a wide array of helicopter personnel, including corporate, oil and gas, EMS, ENG, law enforcement, government and military users.

ETC is a USAIG approved "Safety Bucks" training center.

To learn more about Era Training Center and available courses, visit or for additional information, contact Ryann Tadlock, Marketing Manager, at (337) 656-4200.

Contact Information

  • Ryann Tadlock
    Marketing Manager
    (337) 656-4200