Under the terms of an agreement signed by Gulfstream Aerospace and FlightSafety International (FSI), FSI will provide systems training to Gulfstream techs working at any of the 14 authorized maintenance facilities (AMF). Gulfstream will provide AMFs 40 hours of FSI training for one technician per model category for which the facility is authorized.
FlightSafety will now provide its customers direct access to the full array of Global Jet Services professional development maintenance courses, including repair-station training, human factors, customer service, OSHA/EPA and aviation interpersonal maintenance management.
Mayo Aviation, located on Englewood, Colo.’s Centennial Airport, offers both maintenance and a large Part 135 operation. “Having our own charter fleet gives us a unique perspective because it is also one of our customers. It makes us sensitive to turn-around time; it costs us real money when we don’t get an airplane done right the first time, on-time,” said Greg Laabs, general manager of maintenance.
“We’re trying to do a better job of getting the word out about Tracs scholarships for 2007. We had a number of the 2006 opportunities go unused for lack of applicants,” Mark Dietrich of NBAA’s Maintenance Committee told AIN. “The deadline for next year’s awards is January 15, 2007, so we’re giving plenty of notice.”
FlightSafety International (FSI) achieved a first recently when it put a Citation Sovereign simulator into service at its Orlando Learning Center. It is the first device with electric motion and control loading approved by the FAA to level-D standards. While the Sovereign is the first to achieve level-D certification, FSI has 36 other electric motion simulators to date, primarily for military aircraft.
If Berkshire Hathaway’s first-quarter results are any indication, its NetJets subsidiary will record a profit this year, compared with the $80 million in losses the fractional aircraft provider recorded last year. The investment company’s flight-services division, composed of NetJets and FlightSafety International, had $919 million in revenues in the first quarter–a $152 million or 20-percent increase over the same period last year.
William Voss has been named CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation, an appointment that will take effect after current president Stuart Matthews retires on October 1.
Jim Jamieson has been named Boeing senior vice president of engineering, operations and technology.
Adam Aircraft named Chris Naro its new CFO. Naro will focus on raising capital and financial planning.
Joshua Cunningham was awarded the 2006 Golden Eagle Scholarship from Pratt & Whitney in partnership with the Tuskegee Airmen. The $20,000 award recognizes a high school senior who has demonstrated an aptitude for aerospace technology and aviation. He will receive $5,000 each year for four years.
The 1991 Falcon 900 moving through Duncan Aviation’s facility in Lincoln, Neb., has been stripped of her weathered coat in preparation for a makeover in the paint shop, and work continues apace on furnishings and fixtures for the cabin.
“Just as maintenance technicians must keep up with constant changes in aircraft systems, current and aspiring managers must stay up-to-date on the skills needed to effectively direct their department and to provide the ultimate in customer service,” said Doug Bowen, director of worldwide maintenance training sales at FlightSafety International.