Archive for July, 2012

Airbus and GMF AeroAsia to develop strategic maintenance training partnership in Indonesia - Monday, July 30th, 2012

Sharing Airbus experience on long term basis for the benefit of our customers

Airbus and GMF AeroAsia (GMF), the maintenance and repair subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia, have signed a memorandum agreement for Maintenance Training Collaboration to develop a 10-year strategic partnership.

As part of this, GMF will become Airbus’ local maintenance training centre in Indonesia. This partnership, to be finalised following a definitive agreement in the near future, is aimed at developing the maintenance training capabilities locally in Indonesia, based on respective strengths and assets of GMF and Airbus.

This co-operation will provide Airbus training standards locally to deliver flexibility and cost effectiveness. The scope of such collaboration will also address the following:

  • Developing GMF’s ‘ab-initio’ (basic) training capabilities;
  • Integration of GMF’s instructors into Airbus’ global maintenance training organisation;
  • Developing Type-training capabilities for Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft maintenance;
  • Enabling of EASA 147 approval in Indonesia for type and basic maintenance training.

See the Airbus Press Release here

Helicopters – Turbine – now available at Lufthansa Technical Training - Friday, July 27th, 2012

Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) offers EASA approved basic training for “Helicopters – Turbine”.

The training fulfils the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) requirements for certifying staff for maintaining helicopters with turbine power plants.

The programme is for the EASA- CAT B1.3 License and includes Module 12.

LTT has offered web-based training products for Module 12 – Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems, since the beginning of 2012. This web-based training is an interactive training programme, based on the EASA requirements.

For more information and to access this training please go to the Lufthansa Technical Training website

Superjet International obtains EASA Part 147 Certificate extension for type RRJ95 (SSJ100) - Saturday, July 21st, 2012

SuperJet International has successfully concluded and obtained an extension to its Part 147 Maintenance Training and Examination Organisation Approval Certificate, (IT. 147.0010) from ENAC, the Italian Civil Aviation Authority. The approval includes RRJ95 (SSJ100) type training courses.

This extension to their Certification allows SuperJet International, as an approved Maintenance Training Organisation, to provide the SSJ100 maintenance technicians with training courses in accordance with the EASA Part 147 regulations, to conduct examinations and to issue the related Certificates of Recognition.

The Certificate represents an additional entry card for worldwide SJI Customers. Theoretical and practical Type Training courses for maintenance technicians will be provided worldwide according to international standards. Starting from February 2013 Interjet technicians will attend EASA approved type training courses at Interjet’s facility in Toluca, Mexico.

The first maintenance type training course on the SSJ100 started in February 2011 at the Aeroflot Training Center at Sheremetjevo airport under the Russian regulations. The training activity for Armavia’s techinicians was completely conducted at Armavia’s Maintenance station in Yerevan, Armenia.

To date (June 30, 2012) 312 mechanics have been trained, including SJI trained maintenance technicians who will be in charge of the completion and interior installation on the SSJ100 aircraft for Interjet, SJI’s first western customer.

This year SJI expects to train approximately 350 mechanics for the different skills required for the release of new aircraft into service. This will comprise B1 course for mechanics and B2 courses for avionics including staff of PT Sky Aviation and Laos Central.

Sonia Mancuso, Maintenance Training & Examination Manager states: “We are very proud of this hard but successful work. From the beginning of teaching, a friendly and collaborative atmosphere has been established with our classes. I would like to extend my personal appreciation and congratulations to all the trainees and instructors. These positive results confirm the professionalism and enthusiasm of the SJI MTO team!”.

SJI – New SSJ100 order from Interjet - Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

SuperJet International (SJI) – a joint venture between Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company, and Sukhoi Holding – announced today (10th July) that its launch western customer Interjet has converted its five Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) options into firm orders.

You can read the full press release here

From left to right: Nazario Cauceglia, Chief Executive Officer of SuperJet International, Miguel Aleman Velasco, Chairman of Interjet, Vladimir Prisyazhnyuk, President of SCAC, Carmelo Cosentino, President and Chairman of the Board of SuperJet International

AM & TS Launch New Web Site - Monday, July 9th, 2012

Located at Hoogerheide in the Netherlands, EAMTC members, Aircraft Maintenance and Training School (AM & TS) have just announced the launch of their new web site.

Gaining EASA Part 147 Approval in 2009, AM & TS specialise in Part 66 Basic Training. As part of extensive collaborative efforts in the Netherlands, AM & TS contributes to serving the needs of Dutch and international maintenance training.

You can see the new site and read more about AM & TS at

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