There are many resources available for SMS implementation. Of course, any operator can peruse FAA Advisory Circular 120-92A for the particulars and use that to create an SMS. Even in regulatory climates where SMS is required, as will be the case in Europe next year, there is no requirement to use a particular system to create an SMS. IS-BAO is internationally recognized, however, and may be easier for authorities to understand.
Business aviation support group Nexus has established two new flight operations centers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain. The new facilities are using the latest version of the Aims software to manage all aspects of flight dispatch and planning, aircraft and crew scheduling, and flight support.
FlightSafety International (Booth No. 1227) is offering a variety of level-7-approved flight-training device solutions for operators of small turbine helicopters. According to the company, these devices provide virtually all the training benefits of a full-motion simulator, include a vibrating base, and are a cost-effective alternative for in-aircraft training.
FlightSafety International (Booth No. 1227 and 1327) is marking a year of advances at NBAA, capped by the recent completion of construction of the first Gulfstream G650 flight simulator.
FlightSafety International (FSI) comes to this year’s NBAA convention highlighting a string of accomplishments, including a new partnership with Embraer, a training agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), its expansion of helicopter training programs and news of an enhanced product that allows trainees to “fly” virtual airplane missions during classroom training.
The National Business Aviation Association presents Pilot Flying Safety awards each year to the member company pilots who have exemplary safety records. To be eligible for an award, a pilot must have flown corporate aircraft 1,500 hours without an accident, but the actual number of safe hours flown by many of the 2009 top pilots are above 20,000 hours, and the greatest number, 30,849 hours, were logged by T.
Just when we might have thought that flight simulators are about as “leading edge” as they can get, it turns out that the engineers have been busy developing new concepts.
Adding to its portfolio of OEM maintenance training partnerships, FlightSafety International announced it will be teaming with Cessna and Pratt & Whitney Canada to provide maintenance instruction programs.
Randy Groom, formerly president of Hawker Beechcraft’s global customer service and support and its Beechcraft division and founder of general aviation consultancy Groom Aviation, was named executive v-p of sales, marketing and customer support at Piper Aircraft.
Pratt & Whitney Canada last month announced it had entered a long-term agreement with FlightSafety International to provide worldwide maintenance training for P&WC’s customers and employees across its full line of products.