FOCUS on…TRAINING With safety the key focus of rotor operations, Heli-Expo is showcasing a wide range of training products and programs, and training providers have announced major news here in Dallas.
FlightSafety International has received EASA approval for its Dassault Falcon 7X theory maintenance initial course. It is available at FSI Learning Centers in Dallas and at Paris Le Bourget. The 20-day course is designed for technicians with limited Falcon 7X experience. Areas covered include component location, function, normal system operation, routine servicing, minor troubleshooting and repair of aircraft systems. The course meets ATA 104 Level III and EASA part 147 requirements and is also approved by the FAA and Transport Canada.
Third-quarter pre-tax earnings at Berkshire Hathaway’s “other services” division, which includes FlightSafety International and NetJets, climbed 15 percent, to $281 million, from a year ago thanks to stronger demand for pilot training at FlightSafety and higher revenues at fractional provider NetJets.
Faced with a continuing trend of ground-handling incidents during transient aircraft operations, Gulfstream and FlightSafety International have jointly created a new program to instruct FBOs on the best practices developed by the Savannah-based airframer to minimize the potential for accidental harm to aircraft. “Incorrect ground-handling procedures continue to cause significant aircraft damage and schedule delays, wh
Innotech Aviation is expanding its facility and maintenance, completion, paint, avionics and refurbishment services with particular emphasis on Bombardier’s Global series. A spokesman for the company told AIN an additional 29,000 sq ft is being added to the existing 180,000-sq-ft facility.
Since it acquired 14 simulators from FlightSafety International on August 17, SimCom Flight Centers has been busy relocating, refurbishing and returning these devices to service at its Dallas and Orlando training centers. Once all of these newly obtained sims are up and running, SimCom will have 59 simulators in total at its four training center locations.
FlightSafety International (FSI) announced a variety of new offerings aimed at enhancing its ability to train customers in current and forthcoming aircraft. For example, it is designing and manufacturing 14 Level D-qualified simulators that will be installed in its learning centers in 2012 and 2013. Next year, moreover, it will add training locations for Gulfstream’s G450 and G550 in Dallas and Hong Kong.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and SimCom Training Centers have signed a new ten-year deal. Under the agreement, SimCom will continue to provide simulator training for Mitsubishi’s MU-2 twin-engine turboprop for the next decade.
In a media conference yesterday here at the NBAA convention, Flight Display Systems explained carefully that cabin electronics is sexy, “in spite of the messy nature of the retrofit business.”
SimCom Training Centers closed a deal to acquire 14 simulators and training programs from FlightSafety International on August 17. With this addition, Orlando, Fla.-based SimCom will operate 59 flight simulators at its five U.S. training centers.