Archive for June, 2013

QCM – Latest newsletter - Saturday, June 29th, 2013

EAMTC member, the Swiss based QCM, has issued their latest newsletter.

With articles on  NPAs,  the “DomiCopter”,  ACC Columbia Jet Collaboration, details of courses St. Petersburg and more, you can see the newsletter here

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Manfred Brennwald to step down as Swiss Aviation Training CEO - Monday, June 24th, 2013

Media release

Manfred Brennwald to step down as Swiss AviationTraining CEO

Zurich Airport, 24 June 2013 – Manfred Brennwald, the CEO of Swiss AviationTraining (SAT), has decided to relinquish his duties at the end of this year. Brennwald, who is 60, has been in overall charge of SWISS’s training subsidiary for almost six years. He will remain at SAT in a flying instructor’s capacity, at his own request. The search for his successor as CEO will begin immediately, to ensure a smooth transition at the end of the year.

Manfred Brennwald started his career with Swissair, which he joined as a pilot in 1979. He went on to hold several executive functions at Swissair and SWISS, and served as the latter’s Chief Operating Officer from 2003 to 2007. He was appointed CEO of SAT in August 2007.

Under Brennwald’s leadership of SAT, the former joint-venture company has been transformed into a fully-owned SWISS subsidiary. His stewardship has also brought the expansion of its activities to Munich and Frankfurt (with Embraer 190 training facilities), the provision of an Avro RJ simulator in Zurich, the conclusion of a long-term collaboration with the REGA Swiss air ambulance company, the choice of Zurich as the location for the new Bombardier CSeries simulator and – most recently – the approval to procure a Boeing 777 simulator. Brennwald will thus be handing his successor a strong and profitable company that is well prepared and equipped for the business and training challenges ahead.

“We offer Manfred Brennwald our sincere thanks for all his achievements and his many years of work, service and dedication to SAT and SWISS to date,” says Marcel Klaus, SAT’s Chairman of the Board and SWISS Chief Financial Officer. “We are very sorry to see him step down. At the same time, we appreciate his motivation for doing so, and wish him every success and satisfaction in his new capacity.”

Swiss AviationTraining Ltd. is a fully-owned subsidiary of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. With a current total workforce of some 300 personnel at its Zurich, Munich and Frankfurt operations, the company focuses on providing initial and further training for commercial pilots, cabin staff, aircraft mechanics and companies’ management and personnel. An approved flying training organization and type rating training organization (FTO/TRTO), Swiss AviationTraining has extensive experience in its various training fields, and numbers several Swiss and international airlines among its customers together with further companies from other business sectors


Uschi Roth

Head of Corporate & Marketing Communications

Swiss AviationTraining Ltd.

CH-8058 Zurich Airport

Phone +41 44 564 5803

Mobile +41 79 820 1174

KLM Training & Engineering Maintenance Opportunities to Increase Licence Scope - Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Get started after the summer on one of our Part-147 Aircraft Type Training Courses!

On 02 September, we will start Aircraft Type Training Courses Cat. B1 for the following aircraft:

  • A330
  • B777
  • B744

All engine type options are available.

Practical Training will start after the theory course.

For conditions and prices, please contact KLM Training Engineering & Maintenance by email to: sales.traininge&

Or call +31 20 649 3204 or +31 20 649 1079

Web Site: KLM Training & Engineering Maintenance


IAAG Institute Aeronautique announces hosting of 2014 Instructor Seminar - Friday, June 14th, 2013

Michael Bourgeois, Training Manager at the IAAG Institut Aeronautique, Merville-Calonne, France, told the EAMTC, “We are delighted to confirm that IAAG will host the 2014 Instructor Seminar.”

Three activities of the Amaury de la Grange training centres are based at the airfield of Merville-Calonne. These are the:

  • Maintenance training school
  • Flying school
  • Workshops for the repair and maintenance of the IAAG flying school’s aircraft

The maintenance training school at the IAAG (Institut Aéronautique d’Amaury de la Grange)  has the all facilities and teaching resources required for the theoretical and practical training of student maintenance engineers.

These include training rooms and specialist workshops for practical work experience (electricity, metrology, basic mechanics, sheet metalworking and composite materials).

With the benefit of retired aircraft and engines for practical work experience, the school is able to recreate actual interior and exterior maintenance working conditions.

A computer based examination centre, approved for exams for the issue of Part 66 licences, is part of the school’s facilities.

See IAAG’s details here

Q.C.M. design GmbH – DOA No. EASA. 21J.509 - Friday, June 14th, 2013

QCM Achieve EASA Design Approval

At long last, the Approval Certificate No. EASA.21J.509 which certifies the Q.C.M. design GmbH as approved according to Part 21, Section A, Subpart J, has arrived!

With this approval comes the ‘green light’ to start on various projects. Among our Part-21 capabilities, our clients will find our experienced engineers improving and enhancing

  • Avionics and their installation
  • Structures
  • Electrical Systems
  • Cabin Interiors
  • Galleys or other interior equipment

Our design scope includes certifying changes to large aeroplanes, small aeroplanes, and small rotorcraft. These changes are always designed in accordance with the latest certification and environmental protection requirements; all certification processes are handled with the utmost care and professionalism to ensure a customised and safe modification to the customers’ aircraft.

We offer additional QCM DOA Services

  • Customized product development from scratch to delivery
  • Project layout definition including safety analysis
  • Technical Documentation and Publication
  • EASA liaison for FAA approved designs

Our ambition is to fulfil our customers’ expectations with our in-house creativity and technical expertise, while at the same time maintaining the highest levels of safety and quality standards on the market.

No matter what your desired design concept, we will offer a tailor-made solution for you. We look forward to evaluating your individual request.


Any questions or enquiries can be directed to our helpful staff!

Christian Schusser, Chief of Office of Airworthiness

Erika Guillaume, Design Engineer



Your QCM Team.

Belp, 14th June 2013

59th EAMTC meeting – visit to the A400M FAL - Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

With arrangements for the 59th EAMTC meeting gathering pace, Airbus Military will include a visit to the A400M Final Assembly Line as part of the event.

See the Meetings page of this site!

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