NBAA Convention News

FSI touts new online course

 - October 19, 2009, 8:09 AM

FlightSafety International (Booth No. 2678), with customers in 154 countries, is here at the NBAA Convention with news of a host of new products, services and awards. The company has rolled out a new online recurrent international procedures training system, as well as new availability for King Air 200 and Bell 200/400 series helicopter training. It also said more than 200 out-of-work pilots and maintenance technicians have accepted FSI’s offer of no-cost recurrent training.

FSI’s online recurrent training for international operations course delivers a variety of flight scenarios in a self-paced routine to prepare flight crews for international flights and the associated regulatory requirements. The system’s three flight-training scenarios include: Teterboro, N.J., to Copenhagen, Denmark; Copenhagen to Almaty, Kazakhstan; and Beijing, China to Teterboro. This online course meets all FAA training objectives for MNPS, RVSM, RNP-4, RNP-10, B-RNAV and P-RNAV special use airspace. Customers will have access to the course for one year following completion, allowing them to refresh and update their knowledge at any time. It also provides access to a library of additional resources on new or future requirements such as ETOPS, CPDLC, ADS and SMS.

FlightSafety said it has received Joint Aviation Authority type rating training organization approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority for its Bell Helicopter 212/412 and 430 training programs. Additionally, the Bell 212/412 simulator has been qualified by EASA, while the Bell 430 simulator was given the nod by the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil and EASA.

The company has announced that its learning center at New York’s LaGuardia Airport will offer training for the Hawker Beechcraft King Air 200 now that installation of that simulator is complete. The device–also expected to be used for King Air 90 and 100 model differences training–should be FAA qualified this December. Training should begin later that month.

FlightSafety International said more than 200 business aviation pilots and maintenance technicians who have lost their jobs this year have applied for and been qualified to receive training at no charge through the company’s Proficiency Protection Program since its introduction in June. To be eligible, the loss of employment must be due to a staff reduction or job elimination that occurred after January 1 this year.

Finally, the company has announced that Steve King of Cox Enterprises is the 1,000th person to have successfully completed FlightSafety’s Master Technician training program. Aircraft maintenance technicians must successfully
complete five advanced-aircraft type-specific maintenance courses in order to receive a Master Technician Certificate.