Archive for October, 2010

Thomas Cook Aircraft Engineering – another new member! - Thursday, October 14th, 2010

The Technical Training arm of Thomas Cook Aircraft Engineering (part of the Thomas Cook Group PLC), is the latest organisation to join the Foundation. Based at Manchester Airport in the UK, the organisation holds approvals for training on the A320 family and the A330.

David Owen, the Training Manager at the Technical Training Department of Thomas Cook Aircraft Engineering writes that: –

For those who don’t know us as an organisation and to give a little background to what we do, we are the Engineering training department for Thomas Cook Aircraft Engineering

We are a Part147 approved organisation (UK.147.0069) and we also look after all of the Part145 training requirements for the company (SFAR88, ETOPS, Continuation Training, HF etc).

We are also the only training dept within the Thomas Cook group (which has nearly 100 aircraft between UK/Belgium/Scandinavia/Germany) and as a result we are increasingly involved with synergy related projects across the group.

We are based in Manchester (UK) and have a team of 5, myself the TM, 3 technical instructors (who all teach type training courses and the Part 145 items) and we have 1 contracted member of staff who looks after our work experience training programme (we take approximately 30 students a year from the City Of Bristol College).

We also have an Apprenticeship programme with 24 apprentices currently, increasing to approximately 30 next year.

All of this keeps us rather busy !

Our reasons for joining the EAMTC were simple. Having attended a number of other forums / meetings / groups over the last few years (including one EAMTC meeting in Bordeaux a while ago) we saw the EAMTC as simply the most productive and focused forum available to help us understand the regulations and to help us have our voice heard in the bigger picture.

We’re really happy to get involved and be on board and look forward to meeting everyone!

Airbus Military – another new member! - Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Head-quartered in Madrid (Spain), the company’s facilities are essentially based in Spain. Its main sites are Getafe where the civil Airbus platforms are converted into Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. The other main facility is in San Pablo close to Sevilla where the complete production and final assembly of the C-212, CN-235 and C-295 takes place in an all new facility next to the A400M Final Assembly Line opened in 2007.

Airbus Military was formally created in April 2009.

- Monday, October 11th, 2010

Swiss based QCM has published the August edition of its regular newsletter.

You can see the latest edition here.

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- Monday, October 11th, 2010

EAMTC members have a 15% discount on the meeting fees at the 2nd Annual Aviation Training Congress in Xi’an, China to be held on 18th and 19th October, 2013.

Programme highlights and the agenda can be seen here

- Monday, October 11th, 2010

Following a 15 month period under chapter 11 during which major restructuring has been implemented, ESMA has announced that since 12th August 2013, it is now a subsidiary of the Hainan Group (HNA) through its subsidiary HNA Europe.

The HNA Group’s head office is in Haikou, the capital of Hainan province in southern China.

ESMA Aviation Academy has a unique position in the aeronautical training industry covering 4 main areas: pilot, cabin crew, maintenance and ground staff training. A strategic partner of Airbus, ATR and EADS, ESMA also diversifies its competences by realizing international consultancy missions. The academy has a staff of more than 70 highly qualified employees and 20 freelancers. ESMA owns a fleet of 20 aircraft and 5 flight simulators, a unique infrastructure in Europe of more than 11.000 m² and a building composed of 100 accommodation studios dedicated to ESMA students.

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The full press release is available here

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- Monday, October 11th, 2010

Aerocampus Aquitaine has announced that they will host the 60th EAMTC meeting at their faciity in Bordeaux in the spring of 2014.

Daniel Saint-Pe, Training Manager at Aerocampus Aquitaine told the EAMTC, “This is a great opportunity for EAMTC members and other industry colleagues to meet in the great surroundings of our campus here in the South-West of France. For sure, we will have an excellent, stimulating and interesting meeting. It is our pleasure to welcome delegates to the 60th EAMTC meeting.”

See Aerocampus Aquitaine’s beautiful facility and click here
details of their organisation here


Lucerne meeting – great success - Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Members reported a highly successful meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, 5th and 6th October.

More than 100 delegates attended.

EASA presentations were of great interest and particular value.

All presentations are in the Members Area of this site.


“EAMTC meetings have everything – you don’t need to attend any other”

Lucerne meeting delegates

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