Aviation leaders meet to develop training standards for maintenance technicians

AMT at Stevens Maintenance. Photo courtesy Stevens Maintenance

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Aug. 19, a group of aerospace and aviation experts launched an effort to create global training standards for aviation maintenance technicians and other industry workers.

This is the first new committee launched this year by ASTM International, one of the world’s largest standards development organizations.

Called Committee F46 on Aerospace Personnel, the group aims to create consensus-driven standards that will help workers gain skills to adapt to new technologies and other advancements. [Read more…]

Pan Am International Flight Academy approved for ATP-CTP training

MIAMI — Pan Am International Flight Academy has been approved by the FAA to conduct the Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP), a new training requirement for pilots wishing to qualify for the FAA Airline Transport Pilot exam.

The six-day program consists of 30 hours of academic training including: Aerodynamics, Meteorology, Air Carrier Operations, Leadership, CRM and Safety, plus 10 hours of training and demonstration in a level D simulator.

Pictures of the day: Breitling Jet Team tours the U.S.

Breitling Jet Team Flies Over Statue of Liberty

The Breitling Jet Team, supported by the Swiss watch company Breitling, took in some of the most incredible sights during its first-ever North American Tour this summer.

Performing in the U.S. for the first time this year, the team took the opportunity to see some of the incredible sights our country has to offer, given the bird’s eye views they have from the cockpits of their seven L-39 C Albatros jets.

Flights included a breathtaking pass over the New York City skyline, and a flight to salute the iconic French warship, the Hermione, as well as a flight near Mount Rushmore, the Kennedy Space Station in Florida, Yellowstone National Park and Mt. Rainier in Washington State. [Read more…]