NBAA Convention News

FlightSafety eLearning Expands

 - October 31, 2012, 10:40 AM

FlightSafety International has released an eLearning version of its cold-weather operations course that runs on an iPad and on a standard Windows PC. The course covers both ground and in-flight icing, de-icing and anti-icing, including the latest 2012/2013 holdover timetables. The FlightSafety learning management system within the course tracks students’ progress and allows them to begin work on a PC and resume studying later from the same place in the program on an Apple iOS device.

In other FlightSafety news, the company is continuing a program designed to allow pilots and maintenance technicians to maintain their skills at no cost when they are between jobs. The program offers priority hiring to customers interested in joining FlightSafety as instructors. Jet Professionals’ full range of staffing services for both part-time and full-time placements is available through this Customer Care program to help unemployed pilots, flight attendants, schedulers and technicians with priority access to job opportunities. ServiceElements will provide webinars to help job-seekers improve customer-service skills and prepare for job interviews using an interactive facilitator format. Pilots eligible for a FlightSafety ProCard who train with FSI are also eligible for a complimentary life-insurance policy of up to $100,000. FlightSafety says customers will soon be able to book and confirm training sessions themselves online.

FlightSafety also announced that it received level-D qualification from both the FAA and EASA for its new Bombardier Global 5000/6000 simulator at the Columbus, Ohio learning center. The new simulator will be available for customer booking beginning in January. The company also reports that G650 training is in full swing using two full-motion simulators at the Savannah learning center, while G280 training is up and running with one simulator in Dallas.

Names in the news at FlightSafety include Christopher Howard with L-3 Aeromet, the 2,000th aircraft maintenance technician to complete FSI’s Master Technician program. FlightSafety also announced the promotion of David Davenport to senior vice president with responsibilities for sales, marketing and teammate resources. David Powell joined FSI on October 29 as executive director of helicopter business development. – R.P.M.