Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) and FlightSafety International have received approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) to conduct theoretical and practical, hands-on technical training to support the Hawker 4000 and Beechcraft King Air C90.
The authorization from the Chinese government paves the way for HBC
and FlightSafety to provide their MxPro Regulatory maintenance training to Chinese technicians who, upon completion of the course, will be certified to perform maintenance on the two models, both of which are already operating in China.
“This approval by the CAAC is an important step in providing accessible and well established maintenance and service support in China for what promises to be a significant number of Hawker Beechcraft products,” said Christi Tannahill, vice president of global customer support. “Once the trainees have completed their initial training and the MxPro Regulatory program, they receive the equivalent of a maintenance type rating and are permitted to service the aircraft in China.”
The program uses a variety of methods and training devices, including interactive computer 3-D modeling and actual aircraft to provide hands-on training, replicate real-life experiences, offer operational and maintenance tasks and supplement classroom instruction.
The MxPro course incorporates one week of hands-on instruction to supplement the two to three weeks of theoretical training. MxPro Regulatory supplements the MxPro course with an additional week of hands-on training and is designed to provide foreign certifications for the various regulatory agencies around the world. Completion of the initial training course is required for enrollment in the MxPro Regulatory training.