With the sunset for Adobe’s Flash Player set for the end of 2020, NATA has released the schedule for the retirement of its legacy Safety 1st training program, which uses Flash Player, as it moves to fully transition to the new Safety 1st Training Center (SFTC). NATA launched the digital version of its Professional Line Service Training course in 2008 as part of Safety 1st online, moving it from a video cassette-based program. Since then, it has been used at more than 1,600 locations worldwide.
The organization launched the SFTC last year as a comprehensive learning management platform to provide aviation businesses with the tools and flexibility needed to improve operational safety and performance. It provides unlimited-use training for one annual fixed payment, regardless of employee turnover. NATA continues to expand the center’s available information catalog, having recently added courses on fuel quality control and customer service.
By the end of this month, no new companies will be added to the legacy program, and the purchase of new “seats” for existing customers will be halted on October 31. All registered students in the legacy program must complete their assignments by year-end. The legacy system will remain active only for record management by company administrators until June 1, 2023.