Archive for 2010
AM&TS – WCAA open new facility - Thursday, December 30th, 2010
Official opening of new training facility for aircraft maintenance
On 17th January 2011 the new training facility of the Aircraft Maintenance & Training School (AM&TS) and the World Class Aviation Academy (WCAA) officially opens in Hoogerheide, in the south of the Netherlands. Both institutes are members of the Aviation Training Group.
Basic training is provided by the AM&TS, and the WCAA provides aircraft Type training. Together the AM&TS and the WCAA form a ‘one stop shop’ in aircraft maintenance for customers and students.
The Basic Training is general formal training intended for students who are starting their study of Aviation Technology. It consists of the EASA Part 66 modules taught over a period of four years. The AM&TS Basic Training curriculum is EASA Part 147 Approved. AM&TS currently has 150 students taking these courses.
The Type training is intended for professionals already working in the aviation industry. Besides Type training, the WCAA also provides aviation related courses such as Human Factors and Technical Aviation English. To provide tailored courses and to keep the quality of the courses at a high level, the WCAA has partnerships with several other organisations including Boeing and Eurocopter Training Services. As well as civil aviation training the WCAA also trains military personnel. In 2010, 75 students from the Chilean Air Force were trained in F-16 maintenance and Technical Aviation English.
The new training facility houses theory classrooms, a classroom especially equipped with computer based training equipment, practical instruction rooms and a large hangar with different aircraft types. All facilities are used by the two organisations. The Hoogerheide facility is located in a business park especially designed for aviation related businesses.
The two organizations together form an attractive partner for customers and students as they provide basic and type training supplemented with aviation related courses and partnerships with leading companies in the aviation world.
The AM&TS is extending its EASA Approval to other Basic Training institutes in the Netherlands to make sure young students are provided with the best quality courses in aircraft maintenance. Additionally, the WCAA is expanding its courses for rotary wing aircraft and courses for civil aircraft.
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EWIS Training – new course from Link & Learn - Saturday, December 18th, 2010
EAMTC Members, Link & Learn has announced their new EWIS Training course. Delivered via web-based training, there is also a practical training option available to complement the programme.
EAMTC welcomes new member Fokker Services - Friday, December 10th, 2010
An EASA Part 147 Approved organisation, Fokker Technical Training offers Type Rating Training and Continuation Training programmes to technicians of EASA and non-EASA operators of the Fokker F-27, Fokker F-28, Fokker 50/60 and Fokker 70/100.
Being the Type Certificate Holder, Fokker Services has access to all necessary information to keep training up-to-date enabling customers to improve dispatch reliability, reduce direct operating cost and comply with airworthiness regulations.
A professional team of full time instructors with extensive experience in aircraft maintenance and troubleshooting provide the necessary training to technical personnel and supervisory staff. In addition, specialist courses can be arranged.
Training is conducted at the Fokker Services training facilities in the Netherlands, or upon request, at the operator’s facilities.
Fokker Technical Training also deliver the Practical Training required by EASA Part 66/147 to complete the type training of the experienced B1/B2 technician.
A large range of courses are offered by the organisation. These may be seen at the Fokker web site at http://www.fokkerservices.com/Training
Airbus advise Fixed Grid training schedule is in place - Friday, December 3rd, 2010
The Airbus Training Centre in Toulouse announces that for 2011 there is: –
- A Fixed Grid for A330/A340 Family Maintenance courses
- A Fixed Grid for Structure Courses
Fixed Grid courses are offered on a First come First served basis. Customers should register by contacting their training FCO Manager or by sending an email to
EAMTC welcomes new member – Embraer - Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
Based in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, Embraer was founded in 1969 as a government initiative. It was privatised on 7th December, 1994.
Embraer has become one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world by focusing on specific market segments with high growth potential in commercial, defence and executive aviation.
Embraer was Brazil’s largest exporter from 1999 to 2001 and the second largest in 2002, 2003 and 2004. It currently employs more than 16,853 people (excluding employees of its subsidiaries).
Embraer and its partners offer a comprehensive package of technical training courses to all operators.
Training aids used in the academic phase include several different training aids (such as CBT) which support the instructor-led presentations delivered by highly qualified and experienced instructors.
The practical phase involves training in cockpit trainers, on a wide range of parts and pieces of equipment, factory field trips and live aircraft maintenance practices.
The EASA Part 147 MTO Training Manager, Marco Rangel says, “We are looking forward to working with the EAMTC.”
Infowerk move into social media - Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
InfoWERK, the Austrian Multimedia Based Training Systems provider has joined the move to the online social media sites on Facebook and Twitter from 1st December, 2010
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Infowerk say that they want to use these platforms in order to enhance their communication channels for their partners and customers.
Aviation Week highlights shortage of skilled, qualified labour - Monday, November 8th, 2010
With a particular focus on the Asia Pacific region, Aviation Week gives an overview of the present and projected shortage of skilled, qualified labour in the industry.
Kuwait Airways – the latest member! - Thursday, November 4th, 2010
The National carrier of Kuwait, Kuwait Airways started in 1954.
Currently rebuilding the fleet, the airline comprises three A320-200s, three A310-300s, five A300-605Rs, four A340-300s and two Boeing B777s, a total of 17 aircraft.
Kuwait Airways is re-establishing its network to reach more than 46 countries around the globe with a firm commitment to safety and providing the finest service and comfort to passengers.
Manager, Engineering Training, Majdi Al Shuraian wrote, “ We are delighted to join the EAMTC. We look forward to sharing ideas and information in the vital arena of aircraft maintenance personnel training”.
Oxford Aviation Academy launches its newly refurbished Gatwick training centre - Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
Oxford Aviation Academy has officially launched its newly refurbished London Gatwick Training Centre. Steven Eyre, OAA Ground Training Manager said, “Whilst the centre is superbly equipped for flight crew training it is also an excellent venue for maintenance training for our customers”.