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Training Center

Training Center

Through a combination of experience, insight and the latest technology, Airbus Helicopters, Inc.'s Training Center provides the highest level of training to the pilots and maintenance technicians who operate our products. The training organization has almost 400 years of aviation experience in both military and commercial programs and unmatched levels of experience with the Airbus Helicopters family of rotorcraft. It is a diverse and highly qualified group that also enjoys full access to Airbus Helicopters’ program teams in France and Germany.

This lays the foundation for world class training and, in addition to a large fleet of company-owned training aircraft and training devices, makes Airbus Helicopters, Inc.'s training programs the most comprehensive available.

Airbus Helicopters, Inc.'s Training Center offers a wide variety of training programs including pilot, maintenance, and simulators, as well as customized and off-site training.

For more information call our Training Center at +1-972-641-3498 or AHNA.Training@airbus.com.

Video about our Training Center in Grand Prairie, Texas

Pilot Training

Technician Training

Travel and Visitor Information

Course Organization

First day in your Training Center 

On the first day of class, please enter our facility through the Main entrance and check-in with security, in order to pick up your ID badge. You will need to present a picture ID. After checking in, proceed to Student Orientation. The location will be provided at check-in.

 

Course Timetable 

Monday through Friday:             8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Visa Procedures 

Trainees from outside the United States shall check whether or not a Visa is required.

Trainees who need an official letter of invitation in order to obtain Visa shall request this document by email at the following information

  • Full name
  • Dates of Training
  • Title of Training Course

 

Please send your details and request for the letter of invitation to ahna.training@airbus.com. 

 

Required Documentation 

Form of Identification and Documents Accepted for Technical Classes:

  • US Citizens – Birth Certificate or Driver’s License
  • Non-US Citizens – Visa and Passport

Form of Identification and Documents Accepted for Pilot Classes: 

  • US Citizens –

                Option 1:          Passport, Medical Certificate, Pilot’s License

                Option 2:      Birth Certificate, Driver’s License, Medical Certificate, and Pilot’s License

  • Non-US Citizens –         Passport and Visa, Medical Certificate, and Pilot’s License

Note: No flight training can commence without valid documentation.

Dress Code: Long pants and closed toe safety shoes recommended for maintenance practical exercises. Flight suit and/or fire retardant clothing, fire retardant closed toe shoes, flight helmets, and flight gloves recommended for flight training. No tank tops or open-toed shoes.

Cancellation: Cancellations made at any time for training scheduled at the customer’s location will be assessed cancellation charges for airfares. Cancellations for courses with a flight simulator training device training element received less than sixty (60) calendar days prior to class start day may be assessed full training charges. Customer may cancel all other training services on or before ten (10) working days prior to class start date to avoid a cancellation fee. Cancellations received between five (5) and ten (10) working days before class start date will be assessed 50% of full tuition (including flight training). No-shows and cancellations received less than five (5) working days before class start date will be assessed full tuition charges for the scheduled class. All cancellations must be in writing.
 

Lunch Arrangements

Lunch is provided Monday through Thursday for onsite classes as part of the enrollment fee / no additional charge. However, trainees have the option to leave the site for lunch. There are many local options available for lunch.
 

Breaks During Training

Two break rooms are available. The main break room is in Building A, and the overflow breakroom is in Building L.

  • Beverage and snacks are available in both
  • Hotel snacks are provided in Building A
  • Lunch is provided in Building A
  • Board games and cards are in Building L

Location

The Airbus Helicopters North America Training Center is located approximately 12 miles (20km) south of the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).


Address

2701 N. Forum Drive                              (Note: Please include the "N." before "Forum" for GPS directions)

Grand Prairie, TX 75052

 

Facility Directions from DFW:

  • Take the South exit from DFW Airport
  • Take the ramp towards HW183 West/HW360 heading towards Arlington
  • Take HW360 South approximately 9 miles
  • Exit on Arkansas Lane and go East (left) to Forum Drive (approximately 1 mile)
  • Head South (right) on North Forum Drive
  • Airbus Helicopters is located 1/2 mile on the left hand side of the road


Site Map

Grand Prairie Site Map

Accommodation

Our Welcome Reception

We are pleased to provide information to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

            Welcome Reception Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Recommended Hotels

Please note that you can benefit from Airbus preferred rates from our Partner hotels: 

La Quinta Inn and Suites South Grand Prairie

2131 W Interstate 20 Grand Prairie, TX, 75052 Phone: 214-412-3220

Fax: 214-412-3407

Website

Newly renovated! Free Shuttle Transportation to Airbus Helicopters, Inc., 7am - 9pm daily. Please schedule shuttle service in advance to minimize wait times. Rate includes hot breakfast buffet with waffles, eggs, sausage, fruit and more every day. Each over-sized room has a microwave & refrigerator, 50” LCD-HD TVs, and free high-speed Wi-Fi. On-site fitness center, business  center, and, outdoor pool with Jacuzzi. Conveniently located near great restaurants and shopping.

 

Email: KDavis@kriyahotels.com 

*$89.00

Holiday Inn Arlington

1311 Wet N Wild Way Arlington, TX 76011

Phone: 817-460-2500 ext. 543

Website 

Complimentary Transportation to/from Airbus Helicopters, Inc., DFW Airport and Local Area attractions including restaurants, stadiums and shopping. Complimentary Breakfast in Sporting News Bar & Grill. Indoor Heated Pool and Hot Tub, Complimentary High-Speed Internet throughout hotel, Fitness Center with universal machine, free weights, elliptical and treadmills. Microwaves & Refrigerators in all rooms. We speak English and Spanish. Award winning full-service hotel in Arlington built in 2008. Ask for Sales Coordinator– Angela Ochoa. Direct phone # 817-642-3030.

Email: angela.ochoa@hhmlp.com

*$89.00

Residence Inn by Marriott

1050 Brookhollow Plaza Dr Arlington, TX 76006

Phone: 817-649-7300

Website 

Free transportation to and from Airbus Helicopters, Inc. from 7:00 AM-5:00 PM, Monday-Friday (please inquire at front desk for reservations at least one day in advance). Complimentary daily hot buffet breakfast and complimentary evening social hours, Monday-Thursday 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, including Full dinner service with beer and wine. On site coin-operated laundry facility and valet service, complimentary on site-fitness room and beautiful outdoor heated pool.

For reservations, contact Brenda Hilson at 817-649-7300.

*125.00

Hyatt Place - Grand Prairie

1542 North Hwy 360 Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Phone: 972-988-6800

 

Website 

Free transportation to and From DFW airport and Airbus Helicopters, Inc. 7am-10pm daily. Suite-style rooms w/ Hyatt grand bed, cozy corner sleeper sofa & Separate living area. 42” plasma TV’s featuring Hyatt’s Plug-N-Play, Mini- refrigerators, coffee makers, and desk space in all rooms. Complimentary: Hot breakfast, WI-Fi, local and 1-800 calls, pool and workout facility. Microwaves upon request. Available: 24 HR Starbucks’s specialty coffees and 24-hour food service. Full bar open until midnight.

To make your reservations, use BOOKING CODE: AIRB

*$98.00

*$89.00 5 nights or more

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham

2401 Brookhollow Plaza Dr
Arlington, TX 76006

Phone: 817-640-1188

Website 

 

Free transportation to and from Airbus Helicopters, Inc. with advance request. All suites have king bed w/ walk-in closet, fully equipped kitchens complete with full size refrigerator, oven & stove, microwave, dishes and cooking utensils, separate living area with 46” flat screen HDTV with extended Cable TV, work desk, sofa sleeper, fireplace, hairdryer, iron/board, patios or balcony. Complimentary Daily hot breakfast buffet and Manager’s Reception served Monday – Thursday from 5PM to 7PM with open bar (mixed drinks, beer and wine) and light dinner. Complimentary: wireless & wired high-speed Internet, local calls. Outdoor pool w/ Jacuzzi, laundry facilities, fitness center, business center and sports court. On seasonal trolley to area attractions, restaurants & shopping. Wyndham Rewards Program. Direct Booking, email Peggy Kahler at peggy.kahler@pashatexas.com . *$89.00

Home2 Suites by Hilton Dallas Grand Prairie

2123 W I-20
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Website

 


Beautiful new all-suite hotel opened September 2016. We will provide complimentary transportation to and from Airbus Helicopters and within a 5 mile radius of the hotel. Please schedule all transportation arrangements 24 hours in advance to minimize wait times, 7am-9pm. Kitchenette with full size refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, dishes and utensils, cooktop provided upon request. Each guest room will also feature a living area in addition to the sleeping area. Hot breakfast and WI-FI are included. Multiple outdoor spaces including outdoor lounge with fire pit, outdoor swimming pool and 2 gas BBQ grills for our guest’s enjoyment. Onsite gym and laundry facility. Located 3 miles from Airbus Helicopters with 2 malls, 2 grocery stores, 3 movie theaters, and over 40 restaurants within 5 miles. HHonors Hotel Rewards Program

Ask for the Airbus Rate or email Melissa Byrd at Email Melissa Byrd at mbyrd@kriyahotels.com.  

*1-29 nights $115

*30+ nights $90

 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Arlington

2401 East Rd to Six Flags
Arlington, TX 76011

Phone: 817-633-1594

 

Website 

No Transportation. All suites w/ separate sleeping & Living areas, Sleeper sofa, & Fully equipped kitchen. Separate bedroom features ceiling fan & private bath. Complimentary: Breakfast buffet, “Welcome Home” reception Mon-Thursday with full dinner, beer & wine, HS internet, Heated indoor pool, outdoor sitting area, Local& 800 calls, Voice mail, exercise facility, 24-hour sweet shop, & laundry facilities. *$112.00 - $119.00

 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas/ Arlington South

4550 Waxing Drive
Arlington, TX 76018

Phone: 817-465-4663

Website 

 

 

 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas/Arlington South. Spacious Suites with King Bed, living area, sofa bed sleeper, full kitchen, bath and vanity area. Suites feature full size refrigerator, well-lit work/dining table, comfortable chair, and large sofa, ceiling fan, coffee table/ottoman, 75 Television stations and extra space for stretching, resting and relaxing. Guest may enjoy complimentary high speed internet service; daily hot breakfast buffet, Evening Social Monday – Thursday with dinner, beer and wine; Fitness center, outdoor heated pool, large patio with fire pit, barbecue grills and putting green. Also available is laundry facilities, pick up laundry services, business center, area information, large selection of restaurants within 3 miles, Digital key, Hilton Honors points, pre- scheduled transportation to/from Airbus and a staff ready to assist in any way possible.

 

 

*$112.00

Comfort Suites Grand Prairie North

702 Paddock Way Dr. Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Phone: 214-518-6776

Website

Our brand new all-suites hotel features a separate sleeping & Living room area, work area with desk, plug in station, a Sleeper sofa, microwave, refrigerator and coffee pot in all suites. The bedroom area features a full closet with a safe in it, 3 drawer dresser & private bath. Complimentary: Hot Breakfast, HS internet, Beautiful outdoor pool, outdoor sitting area, Local & 800 calls, Voice mail, 24 hour business center, Fitness facility, 24-hour sweet shop, & laundry facilities. *$112.00

Double Tree Arlington/DFW South

1507 North Watson Road Arlington, TX 76006

Phone: 817-641-3498

Website 

Pre-scheduled transportation to Airbus in Grand Prairie. All suites w/ separate sleeping &  Living areas, Sleeper sofa, & Fully equipped kitchen. Separate bedroom features ceiling fan & private bath. Complimentary: Breakfast buffet, “Welcome Home” reception Mon-Thursday with full dinner, beer & wine, HS internet, Heated indoor pool, outdoor sitting area, Local & 800 calls, Voice mail, exercise facility, 24- hour sweet shop, & laundry facilities. *$119.00

Transportation

Taxi

If you need taxi services, our Welcome Reception will be pleased to make arrangements.

Preferred Taxi: Yellow Cab - Mike: (682) 521-6661
 

Car Rental

Car Rental is located at the DFW Airport, or there are available options within a 5 mile radius of the facility.

You can benefit from negotiated rates with our recommended car rental companies: 

-      Enterprise – 3060 W Interstate 20, Ste 1, Grand Prairie, TX 75052     (972) 606-4800


Please contact us for any assistance, booking or additional information:

Training Schedule 

Pilot Courses Schedule

All dates are preliminary and subject to change. Contact the training team to confirm states and secure a slot. 

H125 Transition Courses
• 12 Aug – 16 Aug – 1 seat Available
• 30 Sept – 04 Oct – 1 seat Available
• 28 Oct – 01 Nov - 1 seat Available
• 11 Nov – 15 Nov – 2 seats Available
• 02 Dec – 06 Dec – 3 Seats Available
Additional course dates in work
H125 Recurrency
• 17 June – 19 June – 2 Seats Available
Additional course dates in work
H145 Transition
Additional course dates in work


Maintenance Courses Schedule

All dates are preliminary and subject to change. Contact the training team to confirm states and secure a slot. 

August

       
AS350B3 / H125 Field Maintenance 8/12 - 8/23   Grand Prairie, Texas
EC130/H130 Field Maintenance 8/5 - 8/16   Grand Prairie, Texas
EC135 Avionics 8/5 - 8/23   Grand Prairie, Texas
AS350B3 / H125 Field Maintenance Refresher (Spanish) 8/26- 8/30   Grand Prairie, Texas
       
September
       
AS350B2 - B3/H125 Differences (@ Rotorcraft Support) 9/9-9/13   Fillmore, California 
AS350B3 / H125 Field Maintenance 9/23 - 10/4   Grand Prairie, Texas
AS350B2 Field Maintenance 9/30 - 10/11   Grand Prairie, Texas
H145 Avionics 9/16 - 10/4   Grand Prairie, Texas
       
October
       
BK117 Field Maintenance 10/21 - 11/1   Grand Prairie, Texas
H130 Field Maintenance 10/14 - 10/25   Grand Prairie, Texas
AS350B3 / H125 Field Maintenance 10/28 - 11/8   Grand Prairie, Texas
H135H Avionics / Helionix 10/28 - 11/15   Grand Prairie, Texas
EC145 Avionics 10/7 - 10/25   Grand Prairie, Texas
       
November
       
AS350B2 Field Maintenance 11/4 - 11/15   Grand Prairie, Texas
AS350B3 / H125 Field Maintenance (@ Rotorcraft Support) 11/4 - 11/15   Fillmore, California
       

Key Contacts

Your Contact

Lindsay Cunningham

Head of Customer Training, North America

Jean-Charles de Troy

Managing Director, Helisim LLC (Flight Simulation)

Rick Marvin

Head of Technician Training

LaSonja Willis

Supervisor Training Administration

Feroz Shaikh

Master Scheduler

Jose Ruiz

Pilot Training Coordinator

Sylvia Matthews-Mitchell

Financial Administrator

Adrienne Stephen

Technical Training Coordinator

Mike Newell

Deputy Chief Pilot – Training

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