Austria’s International Jet Management (IJM) and CAE signed a four-year training agreement on Tuesday at here at EBACE. Under the contract, more than 100 IJM pilots will train at CAE facilities in the Middle East, Europe and the U.S. on a number of aircraft. IJM provides aircraft management, charter and sales.
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After a year best described as challenging, flight-training provider FlightSafety International has seen an uptick in business since January and is adding another training site to its worldwide network, as well as several new training platforms at some of its locations. “We are seeing a little bit of life here in the first quarter,” said Eric Hinson, the company’s executive vice president.
Flight training provider CAE is preparing to double its global network of business aviation training centers over the next two years. In a major vote of confidence in a business aviation recovery, the U.S.-based group recently added a new facility in Amsterdam. Next year, it plans to open centers in both Mexico and Brazil and by 2013 it will add another at a soon-to-be determined location in Asia.
FlightSafety International celebrated its 60th anniversaryin late March. “All of us are most grateful to Al Ueltschi for founding this outstanding company, [and for] his vision and leadership,” said company president and CEO Bruce Whitman. Business aviation was just beginning when FlightSafety was incorporated in the state of New York on March 29, 1951.
SimCom Training Centers has added simulator training for all turboprop Twin Commanders at its Dallas/Fort Worth facility. Initial and recurrent courses are available and are approved by all major aircraft insurance underwriters. SimCom has equipped the Twin Commander simulator with a 180-degree visual display that allows pilots to perform, with outside visual cues, maneuvers that simulate conditions for day, night and twilight conditions.
The rapid uptake of Apple’s iPad into business and even commercial aviation cockpits has been stunning. So, too, has been the deployment of applications that do everything from displaying moving maps with geo-referenced (own-ship) position on airport, en route and approach charts to providing terrain awareness and pre-flight (and soon in-flight) weather.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has released the 2011 revision of its refueling and quality control guide. The new edition is a complete update, with chapters addressing all aspects of fuel handling, including training, equipment, operational procedures, spills and safety.
SRT Helicopters (Booth No. 5723), a training organization specializing in disaster relief operations and planning for military, law enforcement and public services agencies in the U.S. and abroad, has completed a year-long disaster response training program at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif.
Eurocopter’s new North Sea Service Centre at Aberdeen in the northeast of Scotland is the blueprint for the manufacturer’s concerted effort to locate product support and training infrastructure as close as possible to operators of its aircraft. The new facility was officially opened on February 1 and the company is advancing plans for similar developments in the U.S., Asia and South America.
Bangalore, India-based Helicopter Academy to Train by Simulation of Flying, a CAE-Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) training joint venture, received a simulator cockpit for the civil Dhruv light twin in February. It is now being integrated with an existing mission simulator and should be ready for training in May.