Archive for October, 2015

QCM newsletter – latest edition - Thursday, October 29th, 2015

See the latest QCM newsletter, out now and available here!

For all the latest NPA news, the latest QCM course offerings and more see the QCM newsletter.




LRTT – Resource Group courses in Manchester – January - Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

LRTT Ltd, a member of the Resource Group advise: –

“We are now taking bookings for courses held in Manchester next year, starting with Module 15 in January – there are limited places available so please book early to avoid disappointment.

We are offering a wide range of courses at the Etrop Grange Hotel at Manchester Airport – from licence extension modules to essay writing courses.

Simply click the link below to download our booking form and access the course dates, or call us on +44 (0)1285772690 to discuss your booking.







airberlin hosts 63rd meeting – pictures - Wednesday, October 21st, 2015


Lufthansa Technical Training – latest newsletter! - Tuesday, October 20th, 2015


Rubin Siddique, LTT CCO says: –

“Major changes are imminent in the area of methodology and didactics in particular owing to the continuous enhancement of modern media. This is why our newsletter will focus this time on the topic of training development. Attention was centred in this area in the framework of our LTT 2.0 change project. By standardizing and optimizing the learning systems as well as the training concepts we believe that we will be in a better position to use the new media technologies. Furthermore, we will focus our attention especially on the flexibility of the offers. Close collaboration with product management will ensure that all new developments will be tailored to the needs of our customers”.

With a wealth of information that includes a new app., Bombardier CSeries training, a Trainer that has become an e-learning Moderator and a host of open courses  – go to the newsletter_here

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infoWERK i-news : Latest edition - Friday, October 16th, 2015

logoinfoWERK has issued the latest edition of the i-news.

Ops courses are now available for mobiles (as well as for i-Pad and Android devices), in English or German! – Get the i-news here!

You can also see all of the other exciting products on offer from the infoWERK web site.


AFI-KLM Bluelink – latest issue - Monday, October 12th, 2015

AFIKLMEM_Adaptivness_RVB--vectorise-300x120pxGet the latest AFI – KLM Engineering & Maintenance Bluelink news. You may see it here!

EASA Issue Opinion 07/2015 – Part 66 Basic Module Exams - Monday, October 12th, 2015

The current Annex III (Part-66) to Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 allows that basic-knowledge examinations for maintenance certifying staff can be conducted either by an approved Part-147 Maintenance Training Organisation (MTO) or by the competent authority (CA). In the case of Part-147 MTOs, the examination can be performed either in conjunction with the basic-training course they provide or as a stand-alone examination.

Although there is no safety concern in relation to the examinations performed by Part-147 MTOs when they are part of a basic-training course (typically lasting between two and three years), this is not the case with stand-alone basic examinations. A significant number of fraud cases in approved Part-147 MTOs providing unofficial training lasting only for a few days have been reported, where said MTOs released focused information on the content of the upcoming examination to their students. These practices take place in and outside Europe, mostly away from the base of the Part-147 MTO, where oversight by the CA is more difficult to exercise or even impossible to plan.

The situation has spiralled quickly out of control as, progressively, more Part-147 MTOs have been following this practice, enticing their customers with very short, so-called ‘refresher courses’ supposed to guarantee them that they would pass the official Part-147 examination. In some cases, fraud or malpractice has been confirmed by the Agency or the CAs, which necessitated action being taken against the issued licences or certificates. This has generated a major safety concern, with the risk of having the aviation system overwhelmed with licence holders releasing to service aircraft after maintenance without having the basic knowledge required.

The Agency therefore proposes restrictions to the stand-alone basic examinations when they are performed outside the locations listed in the approval certificate of the maintenance training organisation. This would address the immediate safety concern without the significantly higher impact of completely removing the privilege of Part-147 MTOs to perform examinations.

Go to the EASA web site page here

Opinion 07-2015

DRAFT COMMISSION REGULATION amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321-2014

63rd EAMTC meeting closes – Brilliantly hosted by airberlin - Wednesday, October 7th, 2015


The 63rd EAMTC meeting has just closed (07th October) in Berlin.

Jörg Sauerland, Senior Manager Head of Technical Training at the airberlin academy said, “It was a great meeting and a real pleasure to see our fellow EAMTC members and industry colleagues here in the great city of Berlin”.

Delegates first feedback indicates: –

  • Kudos to airberlin!
  • Really interesting meeting with good presentations!
  • Excellent – thank you!
  • Thanks – Great event!
  • Very good – Really enjoyed the presentations – and feedback
  • Successful meeting again!

EAMTC Group Foto

WOW Air selects MINT for Crew Training Management - Monday, October 5th, 2015

Kiel, 05th October 2015 – MINT Software Systems is announcing the signature of a service agreement with the aspiring passenger airline WOW air from Iceland who have recently selected MINT TRMS as solution for training scheduling, electronic grading and records management for their cockpit and cabin crew training department.
“We are very happy to welcome WOW air as our new customer”, says Jörg Latteier, Managing Director of MINT Software Systems. “WOW air are very ambitious and have carefully been testing MINT during a couple of months. Now they felt ready to move forward starting to use the powerful MINT training scheduling and records management capabilities to support the training of their continuously increasing pool of crew members. WOW air will entrust their growing training volume to our proven software MINT TRMS, and we will efficiently support them during the coming years”, he explains.

See the MINT Press Release here



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