All CHC aircraft require a minimum of two crew members and all CHC crew undergo initial and annual Crew Resource Management (CRM) training. This training, which is integrated into our simulator training program, focuses on synergy, building a team environment, cooperation, leadership and management. It is designed to help crew work together to detect, rectify and avoid repetitive errors by understanding responsibilities and communicating openly while working together to manage tasks.
Our pilots are among the most experienced and well trained in the world, with a minimum of 2,000 flight hours for medium aircraft, such as the AW139, and 3,000 flight hours for heavy aircraft, such as the Sikorsky S-92, in addition to the training provided by CHC.
Flight crew qualification, currency, and training are monitored and controlled in accordance with the highest standards and unlike many other operators, our standards often exceed those set by local regulatory authorities. Air crew complete line training whenever they are assigned to a new location. This ensures that all appropriate staff members receive the necessary technical, regulatory, administrative and human factors training related to their work. All CHC personnel required to work with machinery, around aircraft, or with dangerous materials receive instruction pertinent to the task.