LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (March 7, 2013) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce the selection of National Airways Corporation, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a FlightSafety Maintenance Training Center. Through NAC, FlightSafety will now offer training for Pratt & Whitney Canada engines in South Africa and the surrounding region.
“We are pleased that NAC has become a provider of FlightSafety’s comprehensive, high quality maintenance training courses,” said Mike Lee, Director, Business Development Maintenance Training. “Technicians who maintain and support Pratt & Whitney Canada engines in South Africa and the neighboring countries will benefit from the in-depth classroom and hands-on practical technology-based training curriculum that FlightSafety will provide through this agreement with NAC”
FlightSafety will provide NAC with courseware and MATRIX training equipment that includes a Graphical FlightDeck simulator, Desktop simulator for classroom instruction, training engines, and specialty tools. NAC instructors will be trained and qualified by FlightSafety, and will also receive approval from aviation regulatory agencies as required. Through this agreement NAC on behalf of FlightSafety will begin with an initial offering of “Line and Base” courses for maintenance training on the PT6A, and PW100 series of Pratt & Whitney Canada engines.
“NAC is delighted to be the first FlightSafety Maintenance Training Center on the African continent and is looking forward to bringing many Technicians in line with International training standards,” said Tertius van Jaarsveld, NAC Fixed Wing Maintenance Director. “The high quality standards of FlightSafety training now allow a Technician to be trained closer to home base, eliminating the costly travel abroad.”
FlightSafety is the Recognized Training Provider for the Pratt & Whitney Canada engines including the PT6A, B, C, and T series, PW100/150 series, PW206/207 series, PW210 series, PW300 series, PW500 series, PW600 series, and JT15D series. The training programs offered by FlightSafety meet or exceed international regulatory standards and are approved under FAA FAR 147, EASA, CASA, and Transport Canada. Training is currently available in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Wichita, Kansas; West Palm Beach, Florida; Montreal, Canada; Toronto, Canada; Paris, France; Beijing, China; Curitiba, Brazil; and soon in Johannesburg, South Africa.
NAC was established in 1946 and has grown to become the largest general aviation company in Africa. It offers a full range of aviation services and products to the fixed wing and helicopter markets. The company is headquartered at the Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg and operates a network of offices located in Cape Town, Durban, Grand Central Airport, Wonderboom Airport, and Rand Airport.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems, and displays to commercial, government, and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians, and other aviation professionals from 154 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, South Africa, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
FlightSafety offers factory-authorized maintenance training.
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