LTT and JetBlue University agree to training cooperation

Lufthansa Technical Training – College of Technical Operations of JetBlue Airways Corporation

LTT and JetBlue University agree to training cooperation

Aeronautical training compliant with EASA standards in North America

28 April 2011:

Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) has signed a cooperation agreement with the College of Technical Operations of JetBlue Airways Corporation in Orlando, Florida, for the joint provision of technical aircraft type training for the Embraer 170/190 in accordance with the requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the provisions of Specification 104 of the Air Transport Association (ATA) in North America.

Klaus Schmidt-Klyk – Vice President Marketing, Sales & Business Development at LTT:

“In the North American market we are seeing a lot of demand for aircraft technical training that satisfies the recommendations not just of ATA 104 but also of EASA Part 66. We are therefore delighted to have gained in the College a partner recognized industry-wide with which we can offer our expertise and competence at delivering EASA-approved courses in North America.”

The College provides qualified instructors with extensive practical experience as well as access to the relevant maintenance documentation and the available training media. Based on this, LTT will develop EASA-approved type training courses and examinations for categories B1, B2, and C, qualify the instructors in accordance with current European requirements and arrange for the courses to be recognized under LTT’s existing EASA Part 147 license. The courses and examinations offered will comply with the current requirements of EASA and also with LTT quality standards and will be given at various sites in North America.

Andrew Kozak – Manager College of Technical Operations JetBlue University:

“As a customer-oriented department, our goal is to make our crewmembers as well as our customers educational experience one that best meets the needs of their entire working experience. We provide training that goes well beyond the regulatory scope. Our philosophy is simple: in order for us to remain winners in this increasingly competitive industry, we all need to train, train and still train some more! It is this firm belief that propels us to constantly add or refine courses to best meet our Students’ needs.”

Holger Beck – Chief Operating Officer at LTT:

“The College is a highly professional partner for us and offers an excellent training environment together with the infrastructure necessary for the qualification of aeronautical personnel to EASA standards. This cooperation is in line with our strategy of becoming more prominent globally as a training provider and as an international qualification expert. It is our intention to steadily grow our involvement in this area.”

Warren Christie – Vice President JetBlue University:

“Since the inception of JetBlue University, we have focused on creating the finest learning experiences in our industry. We are proud to offer what we consider to be exceptional educational opportunities and we are dedicated to providing the learner with the tools needed to ensure success in their aviation career. Our primary objective at JetBlue University is quite simple: to deliver the industry’s best learning experience. To meet this simple goal, we have created our various programs to not only provide exceptional adult education, but be grounded in JetBlue’s core values and principles of leadership. We operate in an industry bound heavily by regulatory compliance, but this does not mean that we are bound by industry convention.”

About Lufthansa Technical Training GmbH

Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) is a world’s leading provider of basic and advanced training for employees and management working in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and the broader aerospace industry. LTT offers basic technical training, type-specific advanced training, through to non-specialised technical and non-technical advanced training to a world-wide customer base of over 260 clients. LTT has over 50 years of experience, and is certified not only by EASA, but also numerous other international aviation authorities. LTT’s experience comes from working with one of the worlds most successful Airlines, Lufthansa, whose fleet is maintained by LTT trained and qualified engineers, mechanics and management staff.

About College of Technical Operations, JetBlue University

JetBlue University is the training arm of JetBlue Airways, one of the leading airlines in the Americas. Its Florida-based College of Technical Operations provides maintenance training to crewmembers, and business partners as well as the employees of other carriers. The College provides both initial and continuous education on a whole host of aircraft systems-related topics, in addition to a number of ancillary courses. Its objective is to create an industry-leading learning experience that enables its students to best fulfil their immediate responsibilities and also develop the skills necessary to advance their careers.

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