FlightSafety International (Booth N5116) has announced several new training initiatives:
Expanded ATP CTP. The company, which first offered the ATP Certification Training Program (CTP) in 2015, is expanding the program to include simulators for corporate aircraft. The FlightSafety ATP CTP course meets the requirements of the FAR 61.156 ground and flight training segments. It includes 30 hours of ground school and 10 hours of training in a full-flight simulator. FlightSafety requires that candidates possess a commercial pilot certificate, instrument rating and multi-engine rating. According to the company, the number of pilots that have completed the course has increased by more than 20 percent in 2017, compared with the same period last year.
The FlightSafety Learning Center in Houston provides the training using corporate aircraft simulators for the Bombardier Challenger 601, Dassault Falcon 50 and Embraer Legacy 600 (ERJ145). The Learning Center in Tucson, Arizona, will offer the program later this fall, using a Challenger 604 simulator. Other locations and aircraft types will be added, based on customer requirements.
At Learning Centers in Atlanta, Houston, St. Louis and Seattle, FlightSafety also provides ATP CTP training using simulators for the ATR 42 and 72; Bombardier CRJ200, CRJ700, Dash 8 and Q400; and Embraer ERJ145 and E170 regional aircraft.
FlightSafety Platinum. This new program delivers “innovative services, exceptional benefits and the highest level of…customization available,” according to chairman, president and CEO Bruce Whitman. “Platinum was developed based on customer input and our goal to significantly enhance the value, flexibility and personalized training services they receive.”
FlightSafety customers who enroll in the Platinum program will receive customized, evidence-based training scenarios delivered by instructors of their choice, said the company. They will have advanced access to premium course scheduling and the ability to reserve course dates as soon as the schedule is published. Their instructors will also be available to fly their department’s aircraft or be part of the crew.
Platinum members will meet with FlightSafety instructors to develop customized training profiles based on their needs, industry trends, and on data derived from flight and simulator operations quality assurance (FOQA, SOQA) programs and safety management systems. They will have complimentary access to FlightSafety’s eLearning and LiveLearning courses. In addition, enrollees will be able to enhance their leadership and management skills through mentoring programs provided by industry experts. They will have the chance to help shape safety-enhancing programs and products and will be given preferred access to new-hire candidates who are graduates of the FlightSafety Academy Corporate Pilot Pathway program.
The Platinum program also offers the advantages provided in the FlightSafety Full Service program, such as complimentary additional recurrent training on primary and secondary aircraft. The cost of initial or recurrent training on a third aircraft type will also be reduced. Other advantages include the FlightSafety Proficiency Protection program and access to preferred insurance rates through many carriers.
Expanded eLearning program. FlightSafety has introduced three online additions to its list of more than 100 eLearning and LiveLearning courses for pilots, maintenance technicians, flight attendants and flight department managers.
Performance Based Navigation courses will enable operators to meet FAA and EASA requirements. The training includes RNAV, RNP, RNP-APCH, B-RNAV and P-RNAV, flight planning, flying and alternates.
Human Factors-Crew Resource Management recurrent training, which can be taken at a FlightSafety Learning Center as well as online, includes modules on General Concepts, Fatigue Management, Decision Making and Automation Management. The modules can be taken separately or as part of a recurrent course.
Single Pilot Resource Management training and simulator-based SRM LOFT courses present techniques and strategies that single pilots can use to meet the demands of operating advanced aircraft in complex airspace. The training focuses on essential human performance and flight-path management skills and strategies.