Simulation

May 19, 2008 - 7:30am

Considering the cost of hiring, training, salary and benefits, it is important to hire the best pilot candidate. Airlines have had sophisticated, formal hiring processes for many years, but until now the process for business aviation has been largely intuitive.

May 18, 2008 - 12:09am

Next month, the first very light jet (VLJ) full-flight simulator to enter service outside the U.S. will be approved for training Cessna Citation Mustang pilots. The simulator, installed at FlightSafety International’s Farnborough facilities in the UK, will begin training in August and is already booked through the end of this year.

May 15, 2008 - 11:55am

Global Express simulator training will be launched late next year by FlightSafety International. FlightSafety Simulation in Tulsa, Okla., is currently manufacturing an FAA level-D simulator that will be delivered to an as yet to be decided FlightSafety training facility “most convenient” for Global Express customers.

May 15, 2008 - 9:30am

Eurocopter held the grand opening for its new simulator training center, Helisim, in Marignane, France, in late February. By next year the facility will house two FAA/ JAA level-D simulators with four interchangeable cockpits.

May 15, 2008 - 5:09am

When the Aviation and Transportation Security Act was adopted last November, the flight-training industry was told that an online system would be in place by January to expedite submissions of the required notifications to the attorney general when a foreign national applies for training in aircraft with a mtow of 12,500 lb or more (or simulators for such aircraft).

May 8, 2008 - 6:07am

“It doesn’t matter how small the operation, training is a key component to safety and success,” Sarah MacLeod, executive director of the Alexandria, Va.-based Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) told AIN. “Training for FAR Part 145 repair facilities has been an issue for the 17 years I’ve been in aviation, and even a lot longer before then. Shops that don’t recognize this deserve to go under.”

May 6, 2008 - 11:43am

When Nick Leontidis, CAE’s executive vice president of civil training and equipment, tossed down the gauntlet, saying, “We’re going after FlightSafety…we believe we have a better product to offer…” (AIN, July, page 64), his competitor wasn’t about to let that claim go unchallenged.

May 6, 2008 - 9:00am

Technical and operational requirements for simulators and flight-training devices (FTDs) will be updated and consolidated into one new rule–FAR Part 60–if an FAA proposal is adopted. Part 60 would also require simulator and FTD providers to have an FAA-approved quality-assurance program, currently a voluntary item. Comments are due December 24.

April 16, 2008 - 10:31am

With the opening of its new 67,000-sq-ft training center in Orlando, Fla. last October, Pan Am International Flight Academy underscored its intention to further expand into the business of simulator training for business aviation.

April 16, 2008 - 10:27am

With the opening of its new northern Virginia regional airline training center last fall, Pan Am International Flight Academy served notice of its commitment as “a dependable, credible and trustworthy training partner,” said Ralph Leach, director of regional aircraft training.

 
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