LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (August 6, 2013) – FlightSafety International has received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency for more than 140 of the Part 147 maintenance courses it offers. The approval was granted following a detailed review and evaluation of FlightSafety’s existing courses in accordance with the EASA Training Needs Analysis regulation 1149/2011.
“This latest approval by EASA of FlightSafety’s industry-leading aircraft maintenance courses shows our ability and commitment to provide the highest quality training approved to today’s new standards,” said Greg McGowan, Senior Vice President, Operations. “The recently approved courses meet the theoretical and practical requirements specified in Regulation 1149/2011.”
With more than 140 maintenance training courses approved to date, FlightSafety International continues to lead the industry in its capability to serve the needs of aircraft maintenance technicians around the world. Courses are available for technicians who support and maintain Pratt & Whitney Canada engines and aircraft manufactured by Beechcraft, Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault Falcon, Gulfstream, Hawker, and Sikorsky.
The courses range from two to 25 days in duration, and are aligned to the latest standards set by EASA as well as the Civil Aviation Authority of Australia, the Civil Aviation Administration of China, and Transport Canada. These courses include Maintenance Initial courses (T1 Courses), Avionics Initial Courses (T2), and Differences Courses for technicians who are transitioning from one airframe or one category to another.
“Meeting the requirements of EASA’s Regulation 1149/2011 will help to further ensure that FlightSafety’s courses provide maintenance technicians with the information they require to maintain the aircraft they support efficiently and effectively,” said Mike Lee, Director, Maintenance Training Business Development.
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, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, South Africa, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.