Education

February 18, 2008 - 11:34am

Aviation maintenance training provider Northrup Rice USA is touting its so-called Total Training Management system here at Heli-Expo. Developed as an “integrated approach to training maintenance staff,” the system is focused on squeezing the maximum value out of money spent for training. The company has operated aviation maintenance training schools throughout the country for more than 30 years.

February 14, 2008 - 10:56am

Several state attorneys general are looking into the activities surrounding the bankruptcy of Silver State Helicopters and its founder, Jerry Airola. Silver State, the largest civilian helicopter school in the U.S., closed its doors on February 3 and filed Chapter 7 (liquidation) bankruptcy the following day. The school employed 750 people and had 2,500 students and 250 helicopters at 33 locations in 14 states.

February 14, 2008 - 10:56am

Several state attorneys general are looking into the activities surrounding the bankruptcy of Silver State Helicopters and its founder, Jerry Airola. Silver State, the largest civilian helicopter school in the U.S., closed its doors on February 3 and filed Chapter 7 (liquidation) bankruptcy the following day. The school employed 750 people and had 2,500 students and 250 helicopters at 33 locations in 14 states.

February 6, 2008 - 9:45am

The FAA has released draft Advisory Circular updating AC 150/5210-20 on airport ground operations training. The updated AC recommends that all people with access to airport movement areas, ramps and aprons receive regular recurrent training. The draft AC also notes that under FAR 139.329(e), tenant and contract employees are required to receive only initial training. The AC includes a suggested training curriculum.

February 6, 2008 - 9:45am

The FAA has released draft Advisory Circular updating AC 150/5210-20 on airport ground operations training. The updated AC recommends that all people with access to airport movement areas, ramps and aprons receive regular recurrent training. The draft AC also notes that under FAR 139.329(e), tenant and contract employees are required to receive only initial training. The AC includes a suggested training curriculum.

January 31, 2008 - 6:20am

After four years of studying, the time has come for the test. The time is 8 a.m., October 6 at the NBAA Convention in Orlando, Fla., and the test is to determine designation of candidates as Certified Aviation Managers (CAM).

January 31, 2008 - 6:20am

After four years of studying, the time has come for the test. The time is 8 a.m., October 6 at the NBAA Convention in Orlando, Fla., and the test is to determine designation of candidates as Certified Aviation Managers (CAM).

January 17, 2008 - 10:17am

Charter operator Marlin Air of Belleville, Mich., filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million from the University of Michigan (UM) after the college terminated its contract following the crash of a Cessna Citation II last June that killed two Marlin pilots and four UM organ transplant team members. Marlin was under contract with UM to provide fixed-wing aeromedical transport services.

January 17, 2008 - 10:17am

Charter operator Marlin Air of Belleville, Mich., filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million from the University of Michigan (UM) after the college terminated its contract following the crash of a Cessna Citation II last June that killed two Marlin pilots and four UM organ transplant team members. Marlin was under contract with UM to provide fixed-wing aeromedical transport services.

January 14, 2008 - 5:18am

Flight schools must innovate to survive, since airlines are no longer able to sponsor tuition and a pilot career has lost its appeal amid headlines announcing furloughs, according to Oxford Aviation Training (OAT). The company said a UK pilot shortage within five years is a foregone conclusion, while elsewhere in Europe pilot demand “is expected to outstrip [training] capacity significantly starting in 2004.”

 
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