Archive for October, 2012

ASTech Launch New Website - Monday, October 22nd, 2012

ASTech has recently launched its new website, located at the same address as its former site –

Paul Nolan,  ASTech CEO said, “The new website offers a complete range of information about our products and services.The main features of our new website are,

  • Company information about ASTech and our services
  • Detailed product information on our General Examination Management System – GEMS – including GEMS Basic, GEMS Type, GEMS Fundamentals, GEMS Online Exam, GEMS OMR, GEMS FCL, GEMS PPL and GEMS Pilot Type
  • Product information on our solutions for Assessment Software and Small Scale Simulators
  • Resources such as product demonstrations, access to trial products as well as online product brochures
  • Customer Log In Section containing user manuals, more detailed product documentation, release notes, etc.

The website will be updated regularly informing you about internal and external news & events as well as launches of new product releases.

Also, we are excited to now be active on LinkedIn where you will easily find company profile (”


ASTech specialise in products and services for training, competency based assessment and examination systems in specific industries.The main targets are in particular the aviation and electric utility industries. A particular focus is on specialized software for certifying examinations in Part 147 Maintenance Training Organisations and JAA/ FAA Flight Training Organisations.



Roll-in Ceremony of new SSJ100 – Venice - Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Tessera – Venice October 19 2012

On October 19 2012 the Roll-in Ceremony of the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft, which arrived in Venice for completion, was held in the hangar of SuperJet International (SJI).

The SSJ100, developed and built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), a Sukhoi and Alenia Aermacchi Company, landed at Venice Marco Polo airport on October 6 2012 for completion, customization and delivery to the first western customer, the Mexican airline Interjet, at the SuperJet International’s facility.

The SSJ100 (MSN 95023), a state-of-the-art 100-seat regional jet, was presented for the first time to the local and national authorities in its green configuration.

In the next months SuperJet International will be responsible for the new interiors “Supplemental Type Certificate” (EASA STC) achievement, as well as the customization and painting activities on Interjet aircraft, which will be accomplished at the SJI completion center in Tessera, Venice. As requested by the

customer, SSJ100 interiors will be marked by Pininfarina Italian style.

“This Roll-In Ceremony represents the beginning of a new industrial activity in Venice, which confirms the strategic role and value of Tessera aeronautics premises for the entire Italian aeronautic sector” states Carmelo Cosentino, President and Chairman of the Board of SuperJet International.

“After a long period of preparation, we are really proud to welcome the first Interjet SSJ100 in Venice. This important milestone proves the outstanding level of team-work between Italian and Russian partners with the merging of know-how and experiences” says Nazario Cauceglia, Chief Executive Officer of SuperJet International.

Interjet signed a contract for the purchase of 20 SSJ100 aircraft with a configuration of 93 seats. The order has a total value of 700 million dollars, including the 5 options converted in firm orders at the recent Farnborough airshow in London.

SuperJet International plans to complete and deliver the first Interjet SSJ100 in March 2013. In November 2012 the first FFS simulator will arrive in Venice and it will be installed at the SJI Training Center to enable the Mexican carrier’s pilots to start training in January 2013.

The SSJ100 aircraft is a competitive product in terms of low fuel consumption, low operating costs and maximum comfort.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 is currently the most important industrial program between the Russian Federation and the rest of the world in the field of the civil aviation.

See the Press Release here for the Roll-In Ceremony

Cooperation between LTT and QCM - Monday, October 15th, 2012

Development of expertise and cost savings for customers

Hamburg, 15 October 2012:

The Swiss consultancy and training company, Q.C.M. quality control management AG (QCM), and Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) have stepped up their existing collaboration for customers.

In the future the two companies will jointly offer aircraft type training for the Airbus ACJ319 and Boeing 737BBJ business jets.

In addition, there are plans to hold specialist courses on the subjects of composite and structural repairs, continuing airworthiness and maintenance.

The portfolio of jointly conducted training courses will be steadily expanded.

As a result the two companies will be able to offer a broader range of courses for the business aviation maintenance and the commercial aviation maintenance training markets.

Holger Beck, Head of Marketing, Sales and Product Management at LTT:

“Through this strategic cooperation QCM and LTT will be able to provide their customers with a wide-ranging training portfolio in the increasingly overlapping business and commercial aviation markets. By coordinating joint course dates in a demand-driven fashion we will be able to pass on attractive prices and thus not only help our customers to build up expertise but also bring about cost savings.”

Customers of the QCM Group will benefit from LTT’s competence in the design, production and continuing airworthiness of aircraft, parts and equipment.

Markus Enck, President of the supervisory board of Q.C.M. Holding:

“We believe our customers will benefit greatly from this extension of cooperation with LTT. Thanks to the expertise and infrastructure of LTT we will be able to meet the needs of customers both in the airline business and in business aviation even more flexibly, more systematically and at lower cost. We also see this as an opportunity to open up new markets and subject areas. LTT for its part will benefit from our long-established market presence with mature customer-supplier relations and the ‘lean’ marketing and sales structure of QCM. This is a superb example of a win-win situation, since our collaboration brings benefits to customers, LTT and QCM alike.”

There are plans to further increase collaboration in the future.

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.

More information:

About Q.C.M. quality control management AG:

QCM is the competence center for Aviation Training, Consulting Services, Continuing Airworthiness Tasks, and Aircraft Maintenance activities in Switzerland.

More information:

Press contacts:


Lufthansa Technical Training GmbH

Sonja Raetzel

Corporate Communication

Weg beim Jaeger 193

22335 Hamburg


Phone: +49 40 5070 63 120

Mobile: +49 172 400 35 71


Q.C.M. quality control management AG

Tina Cameron

Eichholzweg 20-24

3123 Belp


Phone: +41 31 960 40 60

airberlin – Forthcoming Open Courses - Friday, October 12th, 2012

The airberlin academy has released its latest details of Open Courses available at their Dusseldorf, Munich and Berlin facilities.


You can download the details here or go to the airberlin site



airberlin New Logo - Friday, October 12th, 2012





Introducing their new logo, airberlin’s Sales Representative Training, Bianca Richter said, “We are very pleased to announce the establishment of the airberlin academy under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Mäke.

The airberlin academy focuses our extensive training programme, which includes technical and (non-technical or) soft skills training and cockpit training.

For ease for our customers, our address and contact persons’ details for information about technical training remain unchanged.

With the establishment of our airberlin academy we will expand our facility in Berlin where you will soon be able to participate in theory training. Its all part of our flexible training range in Dusseldorf, Munich and Berlin. We look forward to seeing everyone there.”

57th Meeting – great success - Friday, October 12th, 2012

The 57th EAMTC meeting has been seen as another great event. Feedback included:

“Excellent conference”

“All presentations were of high quality”

“Excellent choice of topics”

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A320 Type Training at LRTT - Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

LRTT are very proud to announce that they have gained CAA Type Training Approval for the A320 Series Aircraft.

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Further information on course dates will be published on the LRTT website when available.


Innsbruck Meeting Breaking News – New GR Approved; Exec Com Elected - Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

9th Oct 2012

At the 57th EAMTC meeting, hosted in Innsbruck by Infowerk, Aero-Bildung and Link & Learn, the Membership has approved the issue of Guidelines and Recommendations on Practical Maintenance Training devices (PMTD).

Also, Treasurer, Jurrie Boer, Secretary, Michel Voorwinde and President, Ian Williams were elected for a further term of office.


LRTT Ltd and Resource Group Launch an Aircraft Apprenticeship Scheme in Partnership with easyJet - Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Resource Group and its Aviation Maintenance Training Division LRTT, has launched an apprentice scheme in partnership with easyJet the UK’s largest airline. The apprenticeship programme will see ten successful applicants working with easyJet towards an Advanced Apprenticeship in Aeronautical Engineering. The successful candidates will commence their training in November 2012.

Ian Fitzpatrick, LRTT Managing Director, commented:

‘This apprenticeship programme represents an outstanding opportunity and clearly demonstrates the commitment of both easyJet and Resource Group to increasing the pool of skilled maintenance personnel.

The model is a prime example of the private sector co-operating to establish a proven, best practice, industry focused solution which benefits greatly from the funding put in place by the government to support apprenticeship training. I have no doubt it will be an unmitigated success.’

For further information please visit the LRTT website.

First Sukhoi Superjet 100 for Interjet arrives for completion at SJI in Venice - Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Venice – Italy, October 6, 2012

The first Sukhoi Superjet 100 for Interjet arrived for completion at SuperJet International in Venice

The first Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft for the first western customer Interjet landed in Venice (Italy) at Marco Polo airport for the completion activities at the SuperJet International (SJI) facility.

On October 5th the “green” aircraft (MSN 95023) took off from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) assembly plant in Komsomolsk on-Amur (Russia), it flew through the airports of Novosibirsk and Zhukovsky (Moscow Region) and landed in Venice on October 6th at 12.35 (local time).

SuperJet International, joint venture between Alenia Aermacchi (51%) and Sukhoi Holding (49%), is responsible for the SSJ100 completion and delivery to the Western customers. The interiors’ installation, customization and painting activities on Interjet aircraft will be accomplished at the SJI completion centre, based in Tessera (Venice) Italy,

SJI is also developing the “Supplemental Type Certificate” (EASA-STC) which allows to complete the aircraft interior installation. Interjet SSJ100 interiors will be marked by Pininfarina Italian Style.

“We are very proud to welcome the first Interjet SSJ100 in Venice – stated Nazario Cauceglia, Chief Executive Officer of SuperJet International – Today is a special day for SuperJet International marking the begininning of a new industrial activity in Venice. This important achievement was made possibile by the strong cooperation and excellent teamwork with our Russian partner SCAC. We will continue to work together in order to guarantee a high level of services and meet our customers’ expectations”.

Interjet represents the first SSJ100 customer in the western market. The Mexican airline signed a firm order with SuperJet International for the purchase of 20 SSJ100. All SSJ100 aircraft will be in a 93-seat configuration.

The first aircraft (MSN 95023) is expected to be delivered to Interjet in March 2013. In November 2012 the first FFS simulator will arrive in Venice and it will be installed at the SJI Training Center to enable the Mexican carrier’s pilots to start training in January 2013.

See the Press Release here

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