FlightSafety Receives Approval for 49 Practical Maintenance Training Courses Under EASA Regulation 1149/2001

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (May 15, 2013) – FlightSafety International announces that it has received approval from EASA for 49 of its practical maintenance training courses under Regulation 1149/2011 to date. All previously approved EASA practical maintenance training courses are to comply with agency’s Training Needs Analysis requirement no later than August 1, 2013.

“We are pleased that EASA has approved 49 of our practical maintenance training courses under Regulation 1149/2011 to date,” said Mike Lee, Director Maintenance Training Business Development. “Realizing this significant accomplishment in advance of EASA’s deadline, demonstrates our commitment and ability to provide our Customers with the highest quality training programs that are developed and delivered in accordance with the latest standards.”

The 49 practical maintenance training courses approved to date, are available for Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, and a wide variety of aircraft manufactured by Gulfstream, Cessna, Hawker, Beechcraft, and Sikorsky. The courses range from 2 to 10 days in duration, and compliment the over 140 EASA approved theoretical aircraft maintain training courses FlightSafety offers. They include Maintenance Initial courses (T1 Courses), Avionics Initial Courses (T2), Differences Courses that transition from one airframe to another, as well as T1 + T2 category.

The changes to FlightSafety’s remaining practical maintenance training courses have been completed and submitted to EASA for approval. FlightSafety expects to receive approval for these courses in advance of the August 1, 2013 deadline. 

“Meeting the requirements of EASA’s Regulation 1149/2011 will help to further ensure that FlightSafety’s practical courses provide maintenance technicians with the information they require to maintain their aircraft efficiently and effectively,” added Mike Lee.

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of full 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, Canada, France, Japan, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.