Global Jet Services offers maintenance e-learning

 - January 29, 2009, 9:59 AM

Maintenance technicians have a new way to accumulate training toward their Inspection Authorization (IA) and the FAA Awards Program.

Global Jet Services has launched its first E-learning course, Barfield 450 for aviation maintenance technicians. The highly interactive Web course enables students to learn at their own pace from any location and gain IA and FAA Awards Program learning credit for eight hours.

The Barfield 450 course walks the student through the fundamentals of pitot-static systems and then applies the test equipment functionality. The course is completely interactive, enabling the student to set up the test equipment based on step-by-step procedures.

The E-learning site uses a learning management system that allows students to track their courses, completion and training history, all compliant with AC 145-10 repair station training programs.

Additional courses such as human factors awareness and aircraft electronics technician (AET) training will become available in the first quarter.

The human factors course uses situational training methodology to place the student in the middle of a human factors event, while the electronics technician course not only prepares students for the NCATT AET exams, but is also a fundamental course for avionics training.

“The AET course takes the technician with no prior knowledge of electronic systems all the way through in-depth circuit analysis of digital circuits,” said David Benoff, director of E-learning.

The training is accepted by the FAA, Transport Canada and EASA. In addition, the company is a FlightSafety International Shared Resources partner and Aircraft Electronics Association training partner, and the Professional Development programs qualify for NBAA PDP credit.

Headquartered in Simsbury, Conn., Global Jet Services has been offering on-site maintenance training to companies that own/operate corporate aircraft since 1992.