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FlightSafety Ready For New European Maintenance Training Standards

 - May 20, 2013, 6:05 AM
FlightSafety claims to be well ahead in its preparations to meet the EASA deadline for maintenance training course standards, under EC Regulation 1149/2011.

FlightSafety International has already received approval from EASA for 49 of its practical maintenance training courses, which from August 1 are required to comply with European Community Regulation EC 1149/2011. The training provider has submitted changes to the remainder of its courses to EASA and expects these will also be approved under 1149/2011 well before the deadline.

The newly compliant courses cover training for Pratt & Whitney Canada engines and aircraft manufactured by Beechcraft, Cessna, Gulfstream and Sikorsky, and vary in length from two to 10 days. FlightSafety also offers more than 140 theoretical maintenance training courses covering aircraft, avionics and differences.

“Meeting the requirements of EASA’s Regulation 1149/2011 will help to further ensure that FlightSafety’s practical courses provide maintenance technicians with the information they require to maintain their aircraft efficiently and effectively,” said Mike Lee, director of maintenance training business development.

FlightSafety (Booth 431) also announced that it has hired Nigel Warren as regional sales manager for northern Europe, based at the company’s Farnborough learning center in the UK. With more than 20 years’ experience in aviation, Warren previously flew an air ambulance King 200 for Jet Logistics and prior to that sold Sukhoi aerobatic aircraft. He also was team manager of Red Bull air racing champions Team Bonhomme. In addition, Warren managed and flew a Falcon 200 for seven years for a U.S.-based flight department. He originally learned to fly in South Africa and studied business and finance at Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic.