Archive for January, 2011

EAMTC welcomes new member, City of Bristol College – one of UK’s largest colleges - Friday, January 28th, 2011

The City of Bristol College is an EASA Part 147 approved training provider (Approval No: UK147.0007) offering the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 66 – Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Basic Training Courses.

Ram Naidoo, Head of International Aeronautical Engineering Business and the Part 147 Quality Manager said, “The College has been in the business of basic training for aircraft maintenance technicians since 1964. We continually evolve and improve and today we’re a modern college with a modern attitude, offering a diverse range of courses to a diverse range of people.”

City of Bristol College is one of the UK’s largest colleges and one of the region’s leading education providers, offering a wide range of further and higher education courses.

A government report uses the College’s work with employers as an example of good practice.

The College’s position as one of the most successful in the UK has been recognised with a number of awards.

New Member – AFMAe – major French Training Organisation - Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The Deputy Director of AFMAe, Philippe Menin, saying that he was looking forward to working with other colleagues in the EAMTC, gave a brief overview of the organisation.

The Training Association for Aeronautical Professions (AFMAé – Association pour la Formation aux Metiers de l’Aerien) was founded on the initiative of AIR FRANCE, FNAM (National Federation of Commercial Aviation) and GIFAS (Association of French Aeronautical and Aerospace Industries).

At the heart of the professions of aeronautical techniques (engineering, construction and maintenance) and of air transport services (ramp occupation, ground operations, freight, logistics, safety and sales), AFMAe’s training courses correspond to the needs of practically all of the domains associated with the industry.

Initial training:

The Apprentice Training Centre offers enterprises the skills they need by training young people in the framework of a recognised and certified quality system (ISO 9001 – PART 147). All training courses lead to a State-recognised qualification delivered by the Ministries of Education or Employment.

Continuing training:

All initial training courses can be delivered as continuing vocational training. The AFMAé also responds to particular requests with courses such as Human Factors, the conversion from Licence B1.1 or B2, or the modules of these licences, etc.

AFMAé’s PART 147 Approval

The approval covers the following categories:





AFMAe has more than 8,000 square metres of installations, classrooms equipped with information technology, a computer-assisted teaching room, language laboratories, workshops and aircraft hangars to carry out work in real-life conditions.

Sport and cultural activities are catered for with a wide variety of facilities including a gymnasium, badminton, football and more.

Resource centres permit access to documentation, information areas and multimedia computers with Internet access.

The Apprentice Training Centre has campus accommodation for upto 50 people.

AFMAe’s brochure may be seen here

AFMAe’s web site is accessible here and on the Members page

Lufthansa Technical Training announce Australian cooperation - Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

A cooperation agreement has been signed between EAMTC member Lufthansa Technical Training and the Australian Kangan Institute’s Aviation Industry Training Centre (AITC).

The agreement covers course-ware and examination services.

The full announcement can be seen by clicking here.

Cathay Pacific Airways – New Member - Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

The prestigious Hong Kong based carrier, Cathay Pacific Airways has joined the EAMTC.

A brief overview of Cathay Pacific Airways was given by Technical Training Manager, Nick Shaw: –

Founded in September 1946, Cathay Pacific, with its mission to put safety first, is known and admired for being an operationally excellent airline. Based in Hong Kong, we are recognised as one of the world’s leading premium quality airlines. We operate a large fleet of wide bodied aircraft.

Flight Training Centre, Cathay Pacific Airways

Our Technical Training department conducts courses at our state of the art Flight Training Centre located in Cathay City at Hong Kong International Airport.

Our multinational team has a strong culture of teamwork, action-orientation and commitment to customer service.

We offer a variety of courses on all the types that we operate. Courses use a combination of classroom briefings, computer based training, 2D and 3D synthetic training devices and Full Flight Simulators. Practical training is conducted on the real aircraft.

With our extensive training experience we look forward to being active members of the EAMTC.

Cathay Pacific Airways is part of the Cathay Pacific Group, which includes Cathay Pacific Airways, Dragonair and Air Hong Kong.

SR Technics issue new Technical Training Booklet - Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

EAMTC Members, SR Technics Technical Training, have announced the issue of their new Technical Training Booklet.

Giving details of all courses, the  Booklet may be downloaded here.