Dassault Offers Falcon 900, 2000 EASy Tech Training
Dassault Falcon is offering a practical training program for the Falcon 900 and 2000 EASy. Approved by the French Aviation Authority (DGAC), the program was originally launched in April 2007 in support of the Falcon 7X entry-into-service and is certified under EASA Part 66 regulations. According to the company, the program complements the theoretical technician and mechanic training offered by Dassault training partners CAE SimuFlite and FlightSafety International. Eloi Dufour, Dassault Falcon’s director of maintenance training, said instruction using real production aircraft and work cards puts trainees into realistic working conditions for maintenance training. The program is offered at both the Dassault assembly line in Mérignac and at Istres, the Dassault flight-test center. Each session has two instructors, a mechanic and an avionics specialist, with the final two days of the 10-day training program dedicated to aircraft run-up and engine testing. To date, more than 220 technicians from Dassault-authorized service centers and owner-operators have completed the program. “So far, the feedback from trainees has been excellent, and we are now considering starting a similar program in the U.S. next year,” Dufour said.