Archive for April, 2011

LTT and JetBlue University agree to training cooperation - Friday, April 29th, 2011

Lufthansa Technical Training – College of Technical Operations of JetBlue Airways Corporation

LTT and JetBlue University agree to training cooperation

Aeronautical training compliant with EASA standards in North America

28 April 2011:

Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) has signed a cooperation agreement with the College of Technical Operations of JetBlue Airways Corporation in Orlando, Florida, for the joint provision of technical aircraft type training for the Embraer 170/190 in accordance with the requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the provisions of Specification 104 of the Air Transport Association (ATA) in North America.

Klaus Schmidt-Klyk – Vice President Marketing, Sales & Business Development at LTT:

“In the North American market we are seeing a lot of demand for aircraft technical training that satisfies the recommendations not just of ATA 104 but also of EASA Part 66. We are therefore delighted to have gained in the College a partner recognized industry-wide with which we can offer our expertise and competence at delivering EASA-approved courses in North America.”

The College provides qualified instructors with extensive practical experience as well as access to the relevant maintenance documentation and the available training media. Based on this, LTT will develop EASA-approved type training courses and examinations for categories B1, B2, and C, qualify the instructors in accordance with current European requirements and arrange for the courses to be recognized under LTT’s existing EASA Part 147 license. The courses and examinations offered will comply with the current requirements of EASA and also with LTT quality standards and will be given at various sites in North America.

Andrew Kozak – Manager College of Technical Operations JetBlue University:

“As a customer-oriented department, our goal is to make our crewmembers as well as our customers educational experience one that best meets the needs of their entire working experience. We provide training that goes well beyond the regulatory scope. Our philosophy is simple: in order for us to remain winners in this increasingly competitive industry, we all need to train, train and still train some more! It is this firm belief that propels us to constantly add or refine courses to best meet our Students’ needs.”

Holger Beck – Chief Operating Officer at LTT:

“The College is a highly professional partner for us and offers an excellent training environment together with the infrastructure necessary for the qualification of aeronautical personnel to EASA standards. This cooperation is in line with our strategy of becoming more prominent globally as a training provider and as an international qualification expert. It is our intention to steadily grow our involvement in this area.”

Warren Christie – Vice President JetBlue University:

“Since the inception of JetBlue University, we have focused on creating the finest learning experiences in our industry. We are proud to offer what we consider to be exceptional educational opportunities and we are dedicated to providing the learner with the tools needed to ensure success in their aviation career. Our primary objective at JetBlue University is quite simple: to deliver the industry’s best learning experience. To meet this simple goal, we have created our various programs to not only provide exceptional adult education, but be grounded in JetBlue’s core values and principles of leadership. We operate in an industry bound heavily by regulatory compliance, but this does not mean that we are bound by industry convention.”

About Lufthansa Technical Training GmbH

Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) is a world’s leading provider of basic and advanced training for employees and management working in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and the broader aerospace industry. LTT offers basic technical training, type-specific advanced training, through to non-specialised technical and non-technical advanced training to a world-wide customer base of over 260 clients. LTT has over 50 years of experience, and is certified not only by EASA, but also numerous other international aviation authorities. LTT’s experience comes from working with one of the worlds most successful Airlines, Lufthansa, whose fleet is maintained by LTT trained and qualified engineers, mechanics and management staff.

About College of Technical Operations, JetBlue University

JetBlue University is the training arm of JetBlue Airways, one of the leading airlines in the Americas. Its Florida-based College of Technical Operations provides maintenance training to crewmembers, and business partners as well as the employees of other carriers. The College provides both initial and continuous education on a whole host of aircraft systems-related topics, in addition to a number of ancillary courses. Its objective is to create an industry-leading learning experience that enables its students to best fulfil their immediate responsibilities and also develop the skills necessary to advance their careers.

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Q.C.M. – EAMTC’s Latest Member - Monday, April 18th, 2011

With the home base in Berne, Switzerland, QCM (Quality Control Management) has a number of EASA Approvals including Part 145 and Part 147.

Peter Buob, the EASA Part 147 Training Manager said, “As the aviation industry continues to grow, we at Q.C.M. remain at the forefront of all changes and developments in order to provide the training, education and expertise necessary to ensure success of our aviation industry customers.

Where EASA regulations already apply, our courses have been adapted to these standards. As not all JAA member states are affected by EASA regulations and as EASA flight operations regulations have not yet been introduced, we are continuing to offer standard JAR courses in the relevant fields.

Together with our competent instructors and partner agencies we are also able to offer training customized to our customers’ needs.

We are pleased to be the latest organisation to join the EAMTC and look forward to working with everyone.”

You can see full details of QCM training at

World Skills Competition – Aircraft Maintenance - Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Taking place in London later this year, the World Skills competition has a section for Aircraft Maintenance! Details are given at

Finland’s Finnair re-joins the EAMTC - Friday, April 1st, 2011

Located close to Helsinki Airport, Finland (EFHK), the Finnair Flight Academy is a modern, well equipped centre for all aspects of aviation training.

The Finnair Flight Academy is part of Finnair, an airline that can proudly claim to be amongst the oldest airlines in operation. The airline was established in 1923 and started flight training in 1950. This makes the Finnair Flight Academy one of the oldest in the industry.

Mika Kiuru. Head of Technical Training at the Finnair Flight Academy said, “As a modern Academy we are constantly updating our training equipment and methods. The Finnair fleet is supported by the latest state-of-the-art training equipment and services which are also available to our many customer airlines. For many years our Flight Academy has pioneered training for many aircraft types from the Convair CV440 and Super Caravelle to our current fleet. We were among the first airlines to start computer based training (CBT) and to launch Internet based training (WBT).”

The Finnair Flight Academy is open for training 24 hours every day of the year.


Austrian Airlines – New Member – “at the very heart of Europe” - Friday, April 1st, 2011

Austria has a long aviation history, having established the world’s first regular international air connection on 1 April 1918, when it opened its route between Vienna and Kiev. Initially, this served to transport post and in July 1918, the line from Vienna to Budapest was also opened.

More recently, and with respect to training, in September 2008, Austrian opened the “Vienna Aviation Campus”. The newly constructed training centre combines training facilities for every aspect of airline operation in one location.

Dr. Wolfgang Schoerbel is the Director of Technical Training and gives us a brief introduction to Austrian’s training capabilities.

“As an approved Part-147 Maintenance Training Organisation our goal is to provide the highest degree of job-orientated training in the industry. We achieve this by a unique combination of the following elements:

Under one roof we have access to all resources of an airline operator and Part-145 maintenance organisation.

Our practical training is on aircraft with hands-on elements and conducted by instructors who also work as current certifying staff in our Part-145 organisation

Our state-of-the-art training facilities are within walking distance of the maintenance hangars, so that we can easily conduct aircraft visits during theory training.

Based on our extensive experience and the broad spectrum of our resources we also develop or customize training to meet our customers’ special needs.

We are very pleased to be amongst the training experts of the EAMTC.”

You can see Austrian’s training centre at

New Member – Shannon Aerospace Services Training - Friday, April 1st, 2011

Shannon Aerospace Aviation Services Training Coordinator, Gerard Shanahan, said, “With our strong training background, we are delighted to join the EAMTC. ”

Gerard outlined the organisation: – Shannon Aerospace specialises in the Heavy Airframe Overhaul of narrow-body aircraft types performing structural maintenance checks specifically on the Airbus, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas type aircraft.

The Technical Training Department is part of a new Aviation Services Department within Shannon Aerospace. It is an EASA Part-147 fully approved training organisation and carries out EASA Part 66 basic training and a range of type training for Airbus and Boeing aircraft. We are also an approved EASA examination centre. Exams are conducted in Shannon and in Dublin.

Our Aircraft Maintenance Technicians are trained in-house through a combination of theoretical and on-the-job training. We offer training courses to third party organisations which we will conduct either in their facilities or in Shannon Aerospace. Occasionally, we have places available on our in-house training courses for technical staff from other airlines and maintenance facilities.

The Shannon Aerospace Training Department is affiliated with College Ireland

You can see further details at

Long Established Major MRO, HAECO and the EAMTC - Friday, April 1st, 2011

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited – better known as HAECO – has provided comprehensive aeronautical engineering and maintenance services to airlines and operators since 1950.

HAECO is the only full service provider at Hong Kong’s International Airport at Chek Lap Kok offering comprehensive line to heavy maintenance packages including aircraft component overhaul support and AOG/aircraft recovery service.

A quality-focused, customer-responsive approach is the cornerstone of HAECO’s philosophy and its scale of operation complemented by highly trained, skilled staff allows it to offer tailor-made, value-for-money packages to its customers worldwide.

HAECO has, over the years, expanded beyond the boundaries of Hong Kong SAR into other cities in China. It also operates maintenance facilities in Singapore and Bahrain. In addition, HAECO has established joint ventures with key major Original Equipment Manufacturers in pursuit of providing “Total Care” services to its customers.

HAECO is well known throughout the aviation industry for its extensive capability on Boeing and Airbus aircraft covering B747, B757, B767, B777 and A320, A330 and A340

Training is done in-house in the customised Technical Training School in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong. Additional classrooms are located at the HAECO facilities at the Hong Kong International Aiport, Chek Lap Kok. Courses include technical training, license and aircraft type training and management development programmes. The basic and type training courses are HKAR-147 and EASA Part-147 and SAR-147 approved. In close cooperation with OEMs, the Technical Training School maintains the training capabilities updated. On-the-job training for staff is also a key part of the curriculum.

K. H. Lui, the Training Manager, said, “ We are really pleased to become members of the EAMTC. It is a great fit with our quality-focused philosophy. We look forward to being active members.”

You can visit HAECO at

54th Meeting in Istanbul – Great Success - Friday, April 1st, 2011

EASA address the meeting

The superb organisational arrangements of hosts Turkish Airlines was a great contributing factor to the highly successful 54th EAMTC meeting in the Point Hotel, Istanbul, 29th and 30th March.

Whilst delegates received materials and presentation copies at the meeting, the presentations and other material is available in the members area of this site.

Meeting Features

– Boeing presentation

– EASA regulatory update

– EASA Question and Answer forum

Delegate Quote

“This is my first meeting and I learned more here in 2 days than in the previous 2 years!”

Meeting delegates