Education

February 27, 2008 - 5:16am

The FAA in January awarded Eclipse 500 type rating training approval to Mesa Falcon Field, Ariz.-based Sabena Airline Training Center. Managing director Kris Van den Bergh said the center is the first center worldwide to offer Eclipse 500 type rating courses. The training center received its first Eclipse 500 in August. The course takes 10 to 15 days to complete, and the first class will be offered this month.

February 23, 2008 - 4:07pm

As more students come forward to say they believe they were swindled by the country’s biggest civil helicopter flight school, attorney general offices in several states are looking into the activities surrounding the bankruptcy of Silver State Helicopters.

February 23, 2008 - 3:26pm

FlightSafety International announced that its second full-flight simulator for the Sikorsky S-92 has been qualified to FAA and JAR level-D standards, following a joint evaluation at the company’s Farnborough training center southwest of of London. Training with the device began in December.

February 20, 2008 - 3:38am

U.S.-based Nordam will support the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) here in Singapore in the creation of an aerospace composites training program under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding signed at the ITE College Central, Yishun Campus.

February 18, 2008 - 11:11pm

U.S.-based Nordam will support the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) here in Singapore in the creation of an aerospace composites training program under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding signed at the ITE College Central, Yishun Campus.

February 18, 2008 - 11:34am

Aviation maintenance training provider Northrup Rice USA is touting its so-called Total Training Management system here at Heli-Expo. Developed as an “integrated approach to training maintenance staff,” the system is focused on squeezing the maximum value out of money spent for training. The company has operated aviation maintenance training schools throughout the country for more than 30 years.

February 14, 2008 - 10:56am

Several state attorneys general are looking into the activities surrounding the bankruptcy of Silver State Helicopters and its founder, Jerry Airola. Silver State, the largest civilian helicopter school in the U.S., closed its doors on February 3 and filed Chapter 7 (liquidation) bankruptcy the following day. The school employed 750 people and had 2,500 students and 250 helicopters at 33 locations in 14 states.

February 14, 2008 - 10:56am

Several state attorneys general are looking into the activities surrounding the bankruptcy of Silver State Helicopters and its founder, Jerry Airola. Silver State, the largest civilian helicopter school in the U.S., closed its doors on February 3 and filed Chapter 7 (liquidation) bankruptcy the following day. The school employed 750 people and had 2,500 students and 250 helicopters at 33 locations in 14 states.

February 6, 2008 - 9:45am

The FAA has released draft Advisory Circular updating AC 150/5210-20 on airport ground operations training. The updated AC recommends that all people with access to airport movement areas, ramps and aprons receive regular recurrent training. The draft AC also notes that under FAR 139.329(e), tenant and contract employees are required to receive only initial training. The AC includes a suggested training curriculum.

February 6, 2008 - 9:45am

The FAA has released draft Advisory Circular updating AC 150/5210-20 on airport ground operations training. The updated AC recommends that all people with access to airport movement areas, ramps and aprons receive regular recurrent training. The draft AC also notes that under FAR 139.329(e), tenant and contract employees are required to receive only initial training. The AC includes a suggested training curriculum.

 
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