Since the program’s inception in 2011, more than 200 students from 52 flight departments have attended Convergent’s online courses, and 110 flight departments have enrolled groups into their webinar series.
Aviation insurance underwriter USAIG developed the Performance Vector program to deliver free, safety-enhancing training and support to USAIG-insured turbine operators.
Convergent Performance’s webinars and e-Learning programs enable USAIG policyholders to choose either group or individual formats for training.
The Contemporary Human Factors and Mind Body Link webinar series, as well as Pilot and Maintenance Reliability online courses, were designed by award-winning author Dr. Tony Kern and his group of human factors experts, according to USAIG officials.
“The new ‘Never Events’ Webinar Series for Maintenance Technicians is focused on six of the most costly and avoidable events in aviation maintenance: Wrong Part, Wrong Person, Wrong Fluid, Improper Movement, Lost Tool and Unsecured Panels,” said Kern, CEO of Convergent Performance. “It is designed to improve awareness and empower maintenance techs to see and avoid these preventable events with a deep understanding of the human factors that cause them.”
“Convergent Performance’s programs recognize the unique scheduling demands of business aviation,” said David L. McKay, USAIG President and CEO. “They are designed to deliver training flexibly and be accessible while on the road or in the office, 24/7. We are thrilled at our policyholders’ enthusiastic response to Convergent Performance’s courses and webinars, and that our Performance Vector initiative enables this world-class human factors and error reduction training to reach so many people across the business aviation industry.”
Performance Vector-eligible USAIG policyholders can enroll in the new ‘Never Events’ Webinar Series for Maintenance Technicians now. The first round of the series will kick off in January 2015.
Performance Vector programs meet aviation regulatory requirements, accreditation protocols and industry standards such as FAA, IS-BAO, NBAA’s Certified Aviation Manager program and ICAO. Eligibility to enroll in an additional Performance Vector option refreshes upon each policy renewal.