Fran Dawson of Universal Weather & Aviation recommends using e-mail groups to work more efficiently. Schedulers and dispatchers typically spend much of the day communicating with a variety of people at different locations– pilots, passengers, limo drivers, FBOs, caterers–with regard to any particular flight.
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News about simulators and training procedures.
For some time I have been aware of and exposed to a changing culture at the major airlines, and it holds lessons for corporate aviation.
The FAA has bestowed its highest award, the Diamond Award for Maintenance Excellence, on Raytheon Aircraft Services Indianapolis. The Diamond Award is the FAA’s highest honor for training and recognizes professional technicians and their employer. A facility must have at least 25 percent of its employees participating in the FAA’s maintenance technician program.
Transport Canada has approved Alteon Training, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing, to be an approved training organization for maintenance training under CAR Standards 566.10 and 566.18.
It will likely surprise AIN readers to learn that Eclipse Aviation has changed its plans for initial and recurrent pilot training by forming an alliance with United Airlines.
Ask any flight department manager his top operational priority and the number-one answer is running a safe operation. But today, we still face a dilemma that’s been with us for decades. Dr. Jerome Berlin, a consulting aviation psychologist says, “Twenty-five years ago, we started to see changes to the causes of accidents.
Construction of the new FlightSafety International (FSI) Learning Center at Farnborough Airport in the UK neared completion last month. The first of up to 14 flight simulators have arrived and are due to be installed over the next few weeks, with a view toward seating students for the first training sessions in May and June.
Since the early days of powered flight, aircraft performance has been a mainstay of the pilot-training process. By the time pilots reach the left seat of a turbine-powered airplane they understand how their aircraft perform, or at least they believe they do.
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) is joining Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla., in a safety study of spin-training experience by flight instructors. The FAA does not require spin training except for flight instructors, but the “quality and depth of that training can vary widely,” said NAFI executive director Rusty Sachs.
A majority of professional pilots have earned a flight instructor rating as the first stepping stone on their aviation career path. However, keeping that hard-achieved rating means religiously renewing it every two years.