CAE SimuFlite has inked a deal with Dassault Falcon Jet to develop and deliver a technical training curriculum for maintenance technicians, beginning the second half of this year. Training will be available for the Falcon 50/50EX, 900/900EX and 2000/2000EX. Next year the program will extend to earlier Falcons.
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News about simulators and training procedures.
FlightSafety International’s Teterboro, N.J., learning center is now qualified to conduct FAA-approved Part 91 and 135 training for flight attendants. The initial course is five days. Flight attendant training is also offered by FlightSafety in Atlanta and Savannah, Ga.
The FAA last month approved the first simulators for two business jets that received certification this summer: the ultra long-range Gulfstream 550 and the super-midsize Bombardier Challenger 300. The G550 sim, built by FlightSafety Simulation in Tulsa, Okla., was approved to FAA level-D standards and is located at FlightSafety’s learning center in Savannah, Ga., near the Gulfstream factory. NLX Corp.
“I am stunned by the salary demands of some minimally qualified pilots,” Scott Swain, chief pilot for KBH Corp. in Clarksdale, Miss., told AIN. “I’m familiar with what the salary surveys say for copilots, but they include experienced people in the averages.
It was 4:45 p.m. on the back nine of a long day. Frankly, I was a bit concerned that I’d embarrass myself taking the King Schools online RVSM pilot’s training course. The $199 course meets FAA requirements for the crew training portion of RVSM certification. John King told me that I should be able to complete it in an hour or less,
but I was skeptical.
Instrument-rated helicopter pilots are an expensive resource, particularly in the UK. Making the jump to a helicopter instrument rating (IR) has always demanded a significant investment in instructor and aircraft time, primarily because a lack of suitable simulators meant the vast proportion of the training–in the UK at least– could only be carried out aloft.
In the fall, CAE SimuFlite is scheduled to have its first Citation X simulator ready for initial and recurrent pilot and mechanic training. The FAA level-D simulator, installed at SimuFlite’s Dallas facility, is equipped with a Honeywell SPZ-7600 digital autoflight control system, Universal UNS-1D flight management system with GPS, Enhanced GPWS, TCAS II and moving-map display.
Security and safety training is suddenly a hot topic. When NBAA holds its convention next month, it is offering nearly a dozen new informational sessions that will address safety, security and business aircraft operations in today’s environment.
The image of mature “sleeper” hijack pilots living in Florida with their wives and children is a false one. What The New York Times described as “a remarkable set of circumstances” led the FBI, local investigators and news media to all but convict several men as hijackers, when in fact they are innocent, alive and well, in some cases having returned to their native countries before the attacks. The U.S.
Recommendations on how martyrs should “act, pretend and mask” themselves, as excerpted from Military Studies in the Jihad Against the Tyrants: