Archive for March, 2012

56th Meeting – delegates’ feedback - Friday, March 30th, 2012

With the 56th EAMTC meeting over, some of the positive delegates feedback included: –

“excellent up-front information”

“EASA update always very well received”

“Very good meeting and discussions,”

“EASA representation is excellent, the EAMTC is an essential part of maintenance training operations and allows unequalled opportunities to interact with our counterparts, thank you”

“Many thanks to Virgin Atlantic for the great event”

See the Meetings page of this site for the next great EAMTC event!

Prestigious Turkish University becomes 75th EAMTC Member - Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Turkey’s Anadolu University, located in the capital of the Eskisehir Province is one of Turkey’s leading centres of higher education.

Under the School of Civil Aviation , the university offers degree programmes in Avionics, Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance, Air Traffic Control, Aviation Management and Flight Training. The school operates it’s own international airport, aircraft fleet, aerodrome control unit and maintenance centre.

Avionics, Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance programmes have 370 students. They are an essential part of the country’s strategy to support the growth of aircraft maintenance activities.

Cem Cetek, the Basic Engineering Training Manager said, “We are dedicated to delivering personnel to the Turkish aviation sector with the competences required for today’s challenging aviation market. We are delighted to be members of the EAMTC and share its ideals and objectives. We look forward to playing our part in this international forum.”

EWIS, FTS and HF Online Training from LRTT - Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Since launching their EWIS Online Training for all Target Groups in late 2011, LRTT Ltd have further added Fuel Tank Safety Phase I and II, and most recently, Human Factors Initial and Continuation Training to the online offerings.

Why use LRTT

  • Approved Part-147 Training Organisation
  • Personalised certificate available to download or print
  • Easy to use and navigate
  • Video and interactive course elements
  • Discount for bulk purchases

Additional information regarding the Online Training can be found by visiting the LRTT Website.

QAC – New EAMTC Member - Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

The latest organisation to join the EAMTC is Queensland Aerospace College (QAC). The college’s CEO and Managing Director, Harold McDougall said, “We look forward to participating in the Foundation. We are on the other side of the world to many of the Members but in today’s global marketplace we see the Foundation as an important part of our business.”

QAC began in 1990, when in partnership with the Central Queensland University (Division of Distance and Continuing Education), it undertook an Australian Department of Employment Education and Training funded programme for the training of aircraft maintenance engineers. This programme was the beginning of the College.

In January 1993, QAC commenced flying operations, both air charter and flight training and was also registered with the Australian Government for the intake of international Students. Since then Queensland Aerospace has gone from strength to strength.

Many students from overseas have trained with QAC and include students from India, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Western Samoa and Fiji.

The College is approved by EASA and the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

See the QAC web site here

ATR Opens Training Centre in Johannesburg - Friday, March 16th, 2012

ATR, the European manufacturer of turboprop aircraft, has just opened a new training centre for pilots and maintenance technicians in Johannesburg, South Africa.

See the full press release here

Austrian – Official Carrier for the 57th EAMTC Meeting - Friday, March 16th, 2012

Book your flights to the 57th EAMTC Meeting 2012 online at and save 15 % on all applicable fares!

To do so, simply enter the following code in the eVoucher field on the Austrian homepage booking-engine:

Code: EAMTC12


Booking period: now until October 10th, 2012

Valid for flights to Innsbruck and return as of October 1st, 2012 until October 20th, 2012 (final date for return flight) on Austrian operated flights.

Leading Training and Compliance Management Solutions Provider, MINT, Joins EAMTC - Friday, March 16th, 2012

MINT Software Systems is a leading provider of cutting-edge scheduling solutions to some of the world’s major aviation industry organisations including many EAMTC Members.

The Compliance & Training Management System MINT TMS is applied to efficiently manage Maintenance Training as well as Flight and Cabin Crew Training and ANSP Training.

The Compliance Management & Shift Planning Suite MINT MRO is highly appreciated by Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul organizations, as it vastly facilitates achieving regulatory compliance with the aviation authorities like EASA and FAA.

MINT complements their products with their extensive Customer Service support.

See the MINT web site here (

airberlin technik launch their new website - Thursday, March 15th, 2012

15th March – New website launched

airberlin technik has launched its new website with a bright, new look and feel.

With easy navigation and one-click access to courses offered, the new site can be seen at

The direct link to the training area of the new site is

The EAMTC is proud to be listed at

Switzerland’s QCM (Quality Control Management) in Belp makes changes - Monday, March 12th, 2012

Switzerland’s QCM has announced changes in the management of its EASA Part 147 Approved Training Organisation. Basil Erath takes over in the position of Training Manager, Part 147.

Basil, formerly a Technical Instructor for Part-145/66 subjects, told the EAMTC, “This is an exciting challenge for me. Training is a vital part of our industry and here at QCM we have a great range of courses and services to help our customers.”

Speaking of the EAMTC, Basil said, “This is a major industry body and QCM is proud to be a member. I’m looking forward to joining in the EAMTC meetings and helping to shape our industry for the benefit of us all.”

Part-147 Type Training

QCM offers a wide variety of EASA Part-147 certified Maintenance Type Rating Courses in accordance with EASA Part-66. Their approval certificate includes General Familiarization, Line and Base Maintenance (B1/B2, C) as well as Differences Courses. The courses are conducted at QCM’s training facility or at the customer’s locations.

EASA Technical training – e-examination

QCM holds the privilege to conduct e-examinations in the name and on behalf of EASA. A certificate of achievement issued by EASA is awarded to candidates who successfully pass. At the moment QCM offers e-examinations for Part-M Subpart G and Part-145 and on request can also provide e-examinations for other EASA courses.

See QCM’s web site here

B757 B1 Differences course – Free of Charge Offer - Monday, March 5th, 2012

EAMTC member, Delta Airlines, has made the following offer to other EAMTC Members: –

Delta’s Technical Training department offer a FREE of Charge EASA Approved B757-200/300 RB211 to PW2000 B1 Differences Course from March 19-23 at their Atlanta, GA training facility.

Participants successfully completing the course will receive an EASA certificate of completion.

Interested companies will be responsible for all travel and related expenses for their staff. Delta will recommend the best hotel rates available if requested.

EAMTC members may contact the EAMTC President for onward forwarding of details to Delta Airlines.

This is a unique opportunity.