Canada’s Mechtronix has been selected to build a full flight trainer (FFT) for the Piper Meridian at its Montreal facility. The FFT is being acquired by OK Business Aircraft, which acts as the Piper dealer for central-eastern Europe. The contract was signed on the wing of the Meridian in the static park at EBACE 2013.
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Under a new master training services agreement signed by Pilatus Aircraft, pilots and mechanics will obtain factory-authorized training for the new Pilatus PC-24 twinjet from FlightSafety International.
Aeronautical Professionals Malta (AP Malta), an EASA-approved Part 147 training provider located in the Mediterranean island of Malta, is offering two aircraft type training courses (valued at more than €15,000, or approximately $23,000) as raffle prizes during EBACE 2013. The two-year-old company offers aircraft type training to engineers, airworthiness review staff and aircraft mechanics.
Montreal-based simulation and training provider CAE (Booth 372) has announced here at EBACE new training programs, expanded offerings and contract extensions for and within the business aviation community.
CAE RealCase Troubleshooting for maintenance training, introduced at the show, uses the same principles behind the RealCase recurrent training developed for pilots, incorporating recent real-life event scenarios. The training is available for the Dassault Falcon 7X, 900EX EASy and 2000EX EASy models.
In parallel with global business jet sales, pilot training activity is, for the most part, stable and growing somewhat, particularly in new markets. At the same time, flight-training providers are reporting unprecedented growth in the civil helicopter sector, with much of this being driven by a surge in demand for rotorcraft support in the booming offshore oil and gas industries, plus the deployment of new-generation helicopter simulator technology.
At the NBAA Maintenance Management Conference held April 30 through May 2 in Fort Worth, Texas, the NBAA Maintenance Committee awarded Technical Reward and Career Scholarships (Tracs) to 35 people. The Tracs program is open to current and aspiring A&P mechanics enrolled in an accredited A&P program or Part 147 school and military technicians who are transitioning to civilian careers in business aviation, according to NBAA.
In an extension of a training agreement first reached in 2011, Bombardier has appointed FlightPath International as an authorized technical training provider for all entitlement and recurrent technical training for the CRJ series and Challenger 850, 870 and 890 business jets. Training will be provided at FlightPath’s new Toronto facility and at customer locations. “Our recent expansion of services will now add even greater flexibility to Bombardier in serving its customers,” said FlightPath president Andrew Lucas.
Hong Kong-based Pacific-China Aero Technology (PCAT) has signed an exclusive training agreement with global training provider CAE, which is based in Canada. PCAT is a new customer for CAE (Booth P1012) and will send pilots for training in the Gulfstream G450, Beechcraft King Air 350, Cessna Citation XLS, XL, Sovereign and III platforms. Pilot training begins in May on the Sovereign at CAE’s facility near New York City.
Hong Kong-based Pacific-China Aero Technology (PCAT) signed an exclusive training agreement with global training provider CAE. PCAT is a new customer for CAE and will send pilots for training in the Gulfstream G450 and Beechcraft King Air 350, as well as for the Cessna Citation XLS, XL, Sovereign and III. Pilot training will begin in May on the Sovereign at CAE’s facility near New York City. PCAT is an aircraft sales, leasing, aviation training and consulting company and was founded in 1985.
中国公务机的数量持续稳定增长，技术精湛的飞行员却十分短缺，而在飞行学校或者航空培训机构接受飞行员培训的人员中，几乎所有人都是面向商业航空业。据中国航空咨询公司Jackson Rosenberg的联合创始人和执行董事Christopher Jackson透露，中国的飞行员培训计划是，5名飞行员服务一架服役的公务机。他还认为，在短中期时间内，中国还需要另外增加数以千计的公务机飞行员。