Airbus, Helisim Break Ground on $40M Helicopter Training Facility in Grand Prairie

GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS — Airbus Helicopters Inc. and France-based Helisim have broken ground on a $40 million helicopter training facility in Grand Prairie, roughly midway between Dallas and Fort Worth. The facility will serve as the new training center for pilot personnel and flight simulations. Completion is slated for later this year. The venture is expected to bring several thousand pilots and maintenance personnel to Grand Prairie every year, sometimes for two weeks or more.

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