Falcon Practical Training Graduates 300th Trainee

 - November 14, 2012, 1:10 PM
Wu Jian Ming, left (pictured with Eloi Dufour, Dassault Falcon director of customer relations and field service for the Eastern Hemisphere), recently became the 300th student to complete Dassault Falcon’s certified practical training program.

Dassault Falcon’s certified practical training program has passed the 300th trainee mark. The program, which provides training for Falcon operators and service center personnel, recently graduated Wu Jian Ming (left) from Business Aviation Asia in China.

The OEM holds 12 sessions a year covering all current-production Falcons, with eight trainees per session. By using real production aircraft and actual work cards, the program puts students in real-life maintenance and trouble-shooting conditions. It makes for a smoother transition from theoretical and simulator training to the real world of maintenance than merely studying hypothetical textbook scenarios, a spokesman told AIN.

“This innovative approach means that the trainees are better prepared and more efficient when it comes to working on Falcons in the field,” said Eloi Dufour (right), director of customer relations and field service for the Eastern Hemisphere. “It is not just a ‘show and tell’ exercise. Each student performs the required tasks himself and works on green aircraft, allowing for easier access to all aircraft components.”

Training is performed in France at either the Dassault assembly line in Bordeaux-Mérignac or at the Dassault flight-test center in Istres, near Marseille.