Archive for February, 2012

EASA Type Certificate for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (RRJ-95B) - Friday, February 24th, 2012

February 24, 2012, Moscow – Patrick Goudou, Executive Director of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) handed over today the EASA Type Certificate for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (RRJ-95B) to the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) during the ceremony held at the headquarters of the Interstate Aviation Committee in Moscow. The representatives of the Russian Government, European and Russian Aviation Authorities, aircraft industry were present.

EASA issued Type Certificate A-176 for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (RRJ-95B) on February 3, 2012.

EASA Executive Director, Mr. Patrick Goudou, presents the Type Certificate

See the Press Release here

Lufthansa Technical Training Strengthens Up - Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

New Strategic Appointments

To extend the company’s strengths of innovation and customer focus several new positions have been established in the division “Marketing, Sales and Product Management” at Lufthansa Technical Training.

Jens Lange, formerly Head of Customer Front Desk and Line Maintenance Support at Lufthansa Technik, has been appointed the new Head of Product Management – Basic Training.

Georg Walter, previously Cooperation Manager Austrian Technik at Lufthansa Technik, has taken over the new position as Head of Product Management – Type Training.

Klaus Schmidt-Klyk, formerly responsible for Marketing & Sales at Lufthansa Technical Training, has taken over the responsibility as Head of Product Management to evolve the new strategic product range “Aviation Industry Solutions”.

Thorsten Riekert, previously General Manager Sales & Customer Support at Lufthansa Flight Training, has been appointed the new Head of Sales at Lufthansa Technical Training.

The division “Marketing, Sales and Product Management” is led by Holger Beck in his position as Chief Commercial Officer.

airberlin technik Re-organisation - Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

As part of the on-going streamlining of processes at airberlin technik, Dr. Rebecca Maeke has been appointed Head of Training and Development in 2011.

Rebecca, formerly a Consultant with Bain & Company, is also appointed as the Part 147 Training Organisation Accountable Manager.

Rebecca told the EAMTC, “We have a great team of instructors and administration people here at Air Berlin. Our re-organisation will help us to maximise on their potential. Both internal and external customers have commented favourably on the new organisation and we are looking forward to going from strength to strength in our training business”.

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KLM issue latest Course Catalogue - Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Based conveniently at Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport, KLM engineering & maintenance training has issued its new Course Catalogue.

Offering training for a large variety of aircraft types and engines, the new Course Catalogue lists a number of new courses.

An EASA Part-147 approved maintenance-training organization, with over 50 years of training experience, KLM engineering & maintenance training provides effective technical training programs.

You can download the Course Catalogue here

airberlin joins oneworld alliance - Friday, February 3rd, 2012

airberlin has announced that it will join the oneworld® alliance and thus joins its other oneworld partners in the EAMTC, Cathay Pacific, Finnair and Iberia.

airberlin CEO Hartmut Mehdorn says, “Becoming a member of oneworld is one of the most significant departures so far for airberlin. It will strengthen our competitive position considerably. We are very pleased and proud to be lining up to join what is clearly the world’s top quality airline grouping on 20 March.”

Sukhoi Superjet 100 gets Type Certificate from EASA - Friday, February 3rd, 2012

February 3, 2012, Moscow – The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued today its Type Certificate A-176 for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (model RRJ-95B). This certificate recognizes that the SSJ100 aircraft demonstrated compliance with the EASA airworthiness and environmental requirements. The recognition allows the European airlines, as well as those airlines operating in countries which use EASA regulations as a reference standard, to accept and operate the SSJ100 (RRJ-95B) aircraft. This result represents a key milestone in support of the brand credibility of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 which is the first ever Russian passenger “Large Airplane” to achieve the EASA CS-25 Certification.

Read the Press Release here

Resource Group delighted to announce their acquistion of LRTT - Friday, February 3rd, 2012

On 15th December 2011 Resource Group Ltd and Lufthansa Technical Training GmbH reached an agreement that as of close of business on 31st December 2011 Resource Group would acquire all the share capital in their Joint Venture Company, Lufthansa Resource Technical Training Ltd (LRTT) and take full control of the business.

From 1st January 2012 Lufthansa Resource Technical Training Ltd is known as LRTT Ltd.

Resource Group and Lufthansa Technical Training set up LRTT as a joint venture in 2003. Since this time LRTT has established itself as a quality provider of EASA Part 147 approved fundamentals training. A UK CAA approved company, LRTT provides EASA Part 66 Category A1, A3, B1.1, B1.3 and B2 courses to aircraft engineers and is based at the Cotswold Airport in the UK at a purpose built training facility which includes a maintenance hangar.

LRTT is a strategic investment for Resource Group and will join its Air Traffic Control, Electronic Warfare and UAS training businesses in delivering quality training to the aviation and aerospace markets.

John Larkin, Managing Director at Resource Group comments “We plan further investment in LRTT during 2012 which will lead us to increase the scope of LRTT services supplied and the geographic markets served. We will be working closely with the staff at LRTT to integrate the training school into our group of companies during 2012.”

Ian Fitzpatrick, LRTT Managing Director adds “LRTT has firmly established it’s brand and reputation in the civil and military aviation training sectors and the ability to train engineers for helicopters as well as fixed wing aircraft further diversifies the LRTT portfolio. This exciting development represents an excellent opportunity to grow the service offering and the business both locally and Internationally. Indeed we have already commenced expansion of basic training delivery in collaboration with The European Pilot Academy in Malta and launched EWIS training on line. The plan will also be to expand the LRTT product range considerably.

A major component of this product range expansion is the intention to gain UK CAA type training approval, beginning with the A320, by the end of Q2 this year. A key element of this provision will be the guaranteed, on aircraft practical training through collaboration with our local partner on a live, but not in use, A320 aircraft. This removes what is often the major stumbling block for individuals looking to add type ratings to their basic license and we intend to develop this concept for several additional aircraft types in the near future.

We look forward to taking up our place as a member in our own right and to playing an active role in the EAMTC, an organisation we believe to be indispensable for our industry!

Neil Williams, LRTT Training Manager

LTT press release – Helicopter courses via WBT - Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Helicopter training courses as web-based training

Interactive learning program based on EASA requirements CAT B1.3 module 12

Hamburg 1 February 2012:

Lufthansa Technical Training’s new, web-based training program (WBT) for helicopter training is now available. The English-language program is based on the latest technological standards and follows successful learning approaches. Divided into 16 units, all the helicopter basics are imparted lucidly over approximately 55 hours.

The WBT satisfies the requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regarding personnel authorized to issue certifications for maintenance work on helicopters. The learning content of the program complies with EASA category CAT B1.3 (module 12).

Holger Beck, Chief Commercial Officer at Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT):

“With this new innovative step in the direction of time- and resource-saving training concepts that offers our customers the possibility of qualifying their staff as required and free from a fixed working time frame, Lufthansa Technical Training is further expanding its e-learning training offerings into the helicopter market.”

It has taken 18 months to develop this WBT. After putting together the training content and embedding it in a methodical didactic concept, the software solution was implemented in collaboration with an external media expert. Moreover, the content can be broken down at CAT A3 level.

Thomas Breuer, trainer and co-developer of WBT helicopter training at LTT:

“The unusual feature of this WBT program is the fact that we have animated a number of system diagrams. These system animations are designed interactively and participants can test out the theoretical knowledge they have acquired directly in the simulation. Linked video sequences introduce participants virtually into the basics of helicopter technology and maintenance. The setting is highly entertaining and varied thanks to the use of professional speakers. As a result the training content can be quickly picked up, so that positive learning experiences and successes can be gained in next to no time.”

LTT – Online WBT Demoversions

About Lufthansa Technical Training GmbH:

Lufthansa Technical Training provides tailored solutions for companies and employees in the aviation industry, from selection and training to the placement of personnel. As one of the world’s leading providers of basic and further training, LTT delivers basic technical training, type-specific advanced training and non-specialized further training for employees and management staff in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry for aircraft, engines and components in the commercial aviation sector.


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