USAIG and NBAA are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their professional development scholarship partnership. The scholarship awards $1,000 to an applicant enrolled full-time in a university offering the NBAA Professional Development Program (PDP).
For a 57-year-old company, FlightSafety International may be more mature than some others, but it hasn’t stopped growing. While the simulation training provider is active in other markets, the vast majority of its 40 learning centers and fleet of more than 230 simulators are dedicated to serving the business aviation community.
King Schools and Rockwell Collins signed an agreement to share online training opportunities available from the two companies.
King Schools is hosting online training for the Pro Line 21 avionics system on its Website, including programs for King Air and Hawker 800XP Pro Line 21 systems. And Rockwell Collins is hosting on its Web site King Schools’ turbine training programs.
Mesa, Ariz.-based APS Emergency Maneuver Training recently started offering jet upset recovery training in full-motion simulators to teach pilots how to survive in-flight loss of control.
Next May, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will begin classes for its new aviation Ph.D. degree programs available online through its Worldwide Campus division. According to Embry-Riddle professor of applied aviation studies and aviation program Ph.D. residency coordinator Alan Stolzer, the program is the first of its kind in the world.
The FAA on Tuesday awarded a $437 million contract to Raytheon to support the agency in training air traffic controllers.
Pilots who apply for a new certificate to replace one that has been damaged or lost, or who require a new certificate because of added ratings or endorsements, will receive a pleasant surprise. The FAA has started to issue redesigned credit-card-size certificates that are more professional looking documents and made from composite PVC media card stock instead of paper.
Reinforcing its commitment to vocational training, Lufthansa Technik will be adding 280 young people to its technical careers workforce, up from 235 last year. The company made the announcement recently during a visit by former soccer star Uwe Seeler and the president of the Hamburg chamber of commerce, Frank Horch, to the Lufthansa Technik training workshop in Hamburg. As of this summer, Lufthansa Technik will have about 800 apprentices.
Students of the now-defunct training school Silver State Helicopters are suing KeyBank, one of the banks that financed their tuition, charging that it engaged in fraudulent loan practices and was an active participant in a Ponzi scheme concocted by Silver State executives. Silver State filed Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcy on February 3.
Pratt & Whitney Canada is leading a four-year, university-industry biofuel research project under a Canada-India science and technology agreement. P&WC and its partners will test and compare second-generation biofuels that do not compete with food resources, such as jatropha, algae and biobutanol.