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QCM offer Part 66 / Part 147 course - Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

This two-day course focuses on the content of EASA Part-66 and Part-147 and the relevant Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material, which will be explained and discussed thoroughly. Using practical illustrations, participants will not only understand the regulation in theory, but also gain awareness of how it can be implemented successfully into the organisation.

Course:        C-014 EASA Part-66 / Part-147

Date:             29-30 April 2014

Instructor:  Jürgen Feldhoff

Location:     Bern-Belp, Switzerland

Fees:              CHF 1’250.00 per person

For more information, or help with registration, please contact our Training Department or visit our Website:


Air Astana Joins the EAMTC - Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Air Astana – New EAMTC Member

Khazakhstan’s Air Astana has become the latest airline to join the EAMTC.

foto 001 Air Astana was incorporated in late 2001 and its maiden flight was on the 15th May 2002.

The inaugural was attended by President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Sir Richard Evans, representing the two shareholders, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and BAE Systems PLC of the UK.

These shareholders remain committed partners in the airline, with the Government holding a 51 percent share through its Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund, and BAE Systems PLC holding 49 percent.

foto 002Operating to the highest standards

Air Astana’s mission remains unchanged: To provide profitable domestic and international air services to the highest standards of safety and service using modern generation aircraft in order to serve and complement the needs of Kazakhstan.

Air Astana maintains its fleet to audited EU EASA 145 standards. In June 2013 Air Astana successfully completed its 3rd IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) renewal. Air Astana is the only IOSA registered airline in Kazakhstan.

foto 003Growing the fleet

Today Air Astana operates a fleet of 31 Western aircraft with an average age of 5.2 years. It operates over 60 domestic and international routes. Its passengers are served by more than 4,300 highly qualified staff, the majority of whom are from Kazakhstan, supplemented by experienced foreign personnel. Since autumn 2005 the Air Astana team has been headed by Peter Foster, an airline executive with more than 30 years of management experience.

Air Astana has purchase orders in place for Boeing 787, Boeing 767, Airbus A320 and Embraer 190 family aircraft. These will expand the fleet to 36 aircraft by the end of 2017, and to 43 aircraft by 2020. Air Astana’s commitment into investing in new and modern aircraft with the use of best operational practices already reduced our carbon emissions by 5% in 2013.

Engineering Group

The Engineering Group or Maintenance Department is one of the largest departments of Air Astana. The Department’s tasks include maintaining and ensuring technical fitness of the entire aircraft fleet of the company as well as maintaining and servicing aircraft components, spare parts and equipment.

Today the Department has more than 450 employees and carries out its activities in Almaty, Astana and Atyrau.

Along with maintaining the aircraft fleet of Air Astana, the Department also provides technical services to other airlines: international and local.

logo_with web siteGo the the Air Astana Engineering Group web site page here

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SAT offers the world’s most advanced A320 Virtual Maintenance Training - Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Media Release

SAT offers the world’s most advanced A320 Virtual Maintenance Trainer

Zurich Airport, 08 April 2014 – Swiss AviationTraining (SAT) has become the first – and to date the only – Approved Training Organisation (ATO) to offer its customers the latest version of the innovative and efficient Virtual Maintenance Trainer (VMT) for Airbus A320 technical training. As a result, SAT customers can now take full advantage of this upgraded computer tool, which provides extremely realistic simulations of all the maintenance work required on the A320 at highly attractive costs. The latest VMT software package offers even better image quality and even greater flexibility via its laptop applications.

SAT is currently the only approved training organisation to offer this state-of-the-art training program for Airbus A320 maintenance personnel, which makes the training concerned not just more efficient but more flexible, too. In doing so, SAT aims to continue to offer its customers optimum training solutions which ensure that it remains their number-one choice for innovative training that is specifically tailored to their individual needs.

The Virtual Maintenance Trainer or VMT is a maintenance simulator that not only provides a 360° view of the entire aircraft but also accurately and realistically presents its individual components. With its Windows-like user interface, the VMT is simple and practical to handle. With its latest (Standard 1.8) software, the Trainer provides an even more realistic simulation of the aircraft maintenance environment.

One of the prime innovations with the new VMT software package is the use of laptops instead of the previous desktop solution. This makes the corresponding training even more flexible, and will substantially simplify on-site training on the customer’s premises. “Our paramount objective at SAT,” explains CEO Manfred Brennwald, “is always to devise the best and most cost-effective training product for each individual customer. And, in doing so, we aim to continue to set industry standards and remain one of the top addresses worldwide for advanced and efficient training.”

The use of the VMT makes it largely less necessary to work on a real aircraft (which, given the need to maximize their utilization, is often difficult and expensive to do). The VMT also permits maintenance procedures to be practised which could not be performed on the actual aircraft for safety reasons, such as exchanging line replaceable units.

With its upgraded software, the new VMT offers even better picture quality and razor-sharp images of the various cockpit displays even with sizeable zoom. The VMT also allows multiple different error messages to be generated, to optimize the trainees’ response to a wide range of simple and more complex maintenance scenarios.

As a result, the VMT makes the initial and further training of maintenance personnel not only more cost-effective but also more flexible, more efficient and more realistic, all of which ultimately translates into greater aviation safety. In line with the broader SAT philosophy of aligning all its training to the specific needs of each individual customer, the VMT further ensures that all the training conducted on the device it can be flexibly tailored to each trainee’s current skills and knowledge levels.

You can gain impressions of the new upgraded VMT in the video here.

Swiss AviationTraining (SAT) is a fully-owned subsidiary of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. The company has operations in Zurich, Grenchen, Munich and Frankfurt focuses on providing initial and further training for commercial pilots, cabin personnel, aircraft mechanics and corporations.
SAT is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) and EASA Part 147 organisation whose courses are approved by the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) in accordance with the rules and regulations of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
For further information, please, do not hesitate to contact:

Uschi Roth

Head of Corporate & Marketing Communications

Swiss Aviation Training Ltd.

CH-8058 Zurich Airport

Phone +41 44 564 5803

Mobile +41 79 820 1174


KLM E & M Training Schedule 2014 – Update - Monday, April 7th, 2014

KLM E&M advise of a change to their 2014 Training Schedule.

Aircraft Type training, Cat. B2 A330-200/300/CF6, originally scheduled for September 29th 2014 has been rescheduled and will start on October 13th 2014 and end November 11th 2014.

Contact KLM E&M Training via their web site or by Fax: +31 (0) 206488197


AFI – KLM Bluelink available now - Friday, April 4th, 2014



The April issue of Bluelink, issue 15, is now available.

Items include Engine Support, details of developments in Aero-structures and the latest in Innovation. See Bluelink here

MINT Software Sytems launches new web site and new Corporate design - Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

MINT Software SystemsKiel, 02nd April 2014 – MINT Software Systems has today announced the complete makeover of its corporate design and is also proud to have launched its brand new company website.

The German Training- and Learning Management Software provider MINT Software Systems has today officially announced the new company web site and its corporate design. “The light and modern design reflects the straight forward vision of the company”, says Frank Vieira Hugger, Sales and Marketing Manager at MINT. “MINT is the leading innovator and provider of flexible, modular standard learning and training management systems based on innovative software technology. Our new logo, the fresh and modern design of our website and our new corporate design and new web site supports our vision in the best possible way”, he adds.

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FL Technics Newsletter & latest course details - Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

logo  Vilnius based FK Technics Training newsletter has just been issued. It includes the Press Release regarding their joining the EAMTC, industry news, job opportunities and details of upcoming courses.

Get the newsletter here

MINT Software Systems wins JetBlue as new customer! - Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

MINT Software SystemsKiel, 01st April 2014 – MINT Software Systems has announced the celebration of a service agreement with the renowned US passenger airline JetBlue Airways. The contract covers the delivery of the MINT System as SaaS solution for the management of all training activities within JetBlue University with a focus on pilot, cabin crew and aircraft technician training.

“We are extremely proud to win JetBlue as our newest customer”, says Christian Hollmann, Vice President of MINT Software Systems.

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SR Technics – Airbus & Boeing courses – Spring Offer - Monday, March 31st, 2014

facebook_srt_logo_final_sw1SR Technics has announced a Spring offer on their Airbus and Being courses. For details please see here

March Newsletter from QCM - Friday, March 28th, 2014

qcm_qualitycontrolmanagement-300x151 Bringing all business aspects into one briefing, QCM has issued the March edition of its topical newsletter.

You can see the newsletter here.