Bluedrop announces extension of its contract with Sikorsky

A division of Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc., Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. recently announced renewal of its contract with the American aircraft manufacturer, Sikorsky Aircraft to provide training for maintainers and pilots of Canadian CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters.
For the record, Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. designs, as well as develops, innovative simulation products and advanced training systems to safely train maintainers and operators of a complex equipment. The approach of the firm is to leverage innovative technology to provide cost-effective media training content from CBT (computer-based training) and classroom instruction through its highly reliable training devices.
The renewal of the agreement extends the services until March 2024 that Bluedrop has already been providing in the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project. The new contract has an estimated value of $29.5 million.
Jean-Claude Siew, Executive VP Technology & Simulation, Bluedrop, was reportedly quoted saying that the renewed agreement will ensure the continuation of their training services for the Royal Canadian Air Force aircrew and maintenance personnel at 12 Wing Shearwater.
Jean-Claude added saying that the company acknowledges Sikorsky's continued trust in Bluedrop and its training team.
As per sources close to the matter, Bluedrop will initially provide 47 proficient technicians and aircrew instructors, training program support personnel and simulator operators for the 406 Operational & Training Squadron located at RCAF Shearwater, Canadian Forces base.
The Cyclone training program includes 2 operational mission simulators, 2 flight simulators, 2 aircraft maintenance trainers, 6 mission procedures trainers accompanied by numerous maintenance part task trainers.
The skilled Sikorsky team has successfully delivered nineteen of twenty-eight CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters to the RCAF. Bluedrop is part of in-service support team of Sikorsky, which is supporting and training Cyclone aircrew and technicians to achieve high operational skills.
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