AgustaWestland has recently opened its new “A. Marchetti” Training Academy in Sesto Calende, Italy, to provide customers with a range of commercial and military helicopter training services, particularly for the A119, A109, Grand and AW139 helicopters. The company said its academy uses “the latest training technologies to improve safety, enhance pilot capabilities and to reduce cost of ownership.”
Accidents, Safety, Security and Training » Training
News about simulators and training procedures.
Wholly owned Boeing subsidiary Alteon Training has confirmed that it plans to place Boeing 787 training suites in Australia, India and Singapore, increasing to seven the number of its Dreamliner training locations. The U.S. firm previously confirmed Tokyo, Seattle, London-Gatwick and China.
Responding to the rapid growth in demand for training in the area of unmanned aerial systems, Qinetiq’s Empire Test Pilots’ School, located at the UK Ministry of Defence MOD Boscombe Down site, late last month completed its first “Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems Trials and Evaluation” short course. Fourteen delegates from the UK armed forces and civilian personnel from Qinetiq attended.
Canadian-based simulation training provider CAE (Booth No. 4525) announced here at NBAA that it has signed an agreement with Brazilian jet manufacturer Embraer to form a global training joint venture to provide pilot and ground crew training on the new Phenom 100 and 300 light jets.
The initial training program will be offered at CAE SimuFlite in Dallas beginning in 2008, when the Phenom 100 is expected to enter service.
SunState Aviation Flight School at Kissimmee Gateway Airport is introducing pilots to the future of aviation. The school has taken the lead in training pilots to fly technically advanced aircraft.
The FAA-approved G1000 FITS (FAA and industry training standards) program teaches pilots how to transition to aircraft featuring computer screens rather than traditional gauges and dials.
The city of Pueblo, Colo., has announced additional programs to transform the Pueblo Memorial Airport and adjacent Industrial Park into a flight and aviation maintenance educational complex. Among recent developments, Doss Aviation, headquartered in Colorado Springs, has been awarded an Air Force contract to provide annual flight screening for between 1,300 and 1,700 students, who will live and train at a facility at Pueblo’s airport.
Airline Transport Professionals (ATP), a Jacksonville, Fla.-based organization that provides advanced pilot training at 23 flight schools nationwide, reported at AOPA Expo yesterday that it purchased 20 Diamond D-Jets and five Diamond flight training devices. In addition, Diamond Aircraft and ATP formed a partnership in which ATP will provide factory-approved initial type ratings and recurrent training on the single-engine very light jet.
The FAA awarded Bombardier (Booth No. 3097) its 2005 Diamond Certificate of Excellence at a ceremony here at the convention on Sunday, signifying the commitment of the company and its technicians to ongoing training and education.
One of the greatest concerns for any maintenance operation, the potential problems associated with a hazardous material spill, has become a little less worrisome thanks to the National Air Transportation Association (NATA).
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) has announced that it is prepared to work closely with the FAA in the agency’s effort to mandate human-factors training programs in aviation.