To address the shortage of qualified business aircraft maintenance technicians, the UK’s Glennair Training Centre is stepping up its capabilities in the provision of both mechanical and avionics courses for executive aircraft operator or service center personnel. Formed in 1980, Glennair (Booth No. 1113) employs specialist instructors who provide training at the company’s headquarters and courses at the customers’ premises.
The company holds EASA Part 147 approval for many executive/ corporate aircraft types on both B1 and B2 ratings, including the majority of the Dassault Falcon range, the Raytheon Hawker 125-700, 800 and 1000 series, as well as the Cessna 550 and 560 Citations. Approvals for corporate turboprop types include the Raytheon Beech 1900 and King Air 200, 300 and 350 aircraft, while further models are currently in the approval process.
In addition to its extensive range of B1 and B2 courses, Glennair also offers continuation and refresher training for aircraft engineers and aviation maintenance technicians, as well as human factors training. But while actively engaging in the VIP/executive aircraft maintenance training market generally, Glennair is currently developing a division of the company dedicated to meet the needs of Falcon jet operators based mainly in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
To support that aim, the company is in the process of becoming a Dassault authorized training provider and this will add to Glennair’s standing already established by EASA approval and ISO9001 certification.