Training – Business Aviation News https://businessaviationnews.com Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:57:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.3 https://i0.wp.com/businessaviationnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/bizicon.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Training – Business Aviation News https://businessaviationnews.com 32 32 142066361 Inspirational Pilot, Mentor Barrington Irving to Receive American Spirit Award at NBAA-BACE https://businessaviationnews.com/inspirational-pilot-mentor-barrington-irving-to-receive-american-spirit-award-at-nbaa-bace/ Wed, 07 Aug 2019 13:54:02 +0000 http://businessaviationnews.com/?p=463 Washington, DC, Aug. 7, 2019 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that Barrington Irving, who in 2007 became the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world in a single-engine airplane and who has continued to inspire young people to pursue careers in aviation and aerospace, will receive the association’s 2019 American Spirit Award.

The award will be presented during the Day 2 Keynote at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which takes place Oct. 22-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Irving was born in Kingston, Jamaica and grew up in inner-city Miami, FL believing that college football represented his only opportunity to receive a higher education. Although Irving received several scholarship offers out of high school, he instead opted to pursue a career in aviation under the guidance and mentoring of a Jamaican airline pilot.

Those experiences set Irving on a course that culminated in his 97-day solo flight around the globe in a single-engine piston aircraft – appropriately christened “Inspiration” – to demonstrate to young people worldwide that they could also achieve their dreams. He then founded Experience Aviation, based at Opa-Locka Executive Airport, and established the Experience Aviation Learning Center dedicated to empowering middle and high school students in the Miami area to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM+) careers, including within aviation and aerospace.

“After discovering his own future in aviation, Barrington Irving has dedicated his life in a tireless effort to promote STEM+ careers as accessible and attainable paths by which others may pursue and realize their own dreams,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “He embodies a tremendous spirit of inspiration and mentorship that not only serves as an important example for the students who have benefitted from his guidance, but for everyone working in business aviation.”

Irving has continued to encourage students from all walks of life with the Flying Classroom, combining air, land and sea expeditions with a digital curriculum to engage millions of children throughout the world. He also has been a frequent presence at NBAA events over the past decade, including as a speaker and mentor during the annual Careers in Business Aviation Day at NBAA-BACE.

The NBAA American Spirit Award is presented in recognition of an individual within business aviation who exemplifies the courage, pursuit of excellence and service to others that characterize men and women who created and nurtured the American aviation community. Past recipients include: Bruce Whitman, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, John and Martha King and the passengers and crew of Flight 93.

Read more about the award.

NBAA-BACE is business aviation’s most important annual event, where participants have an unequaled opportunity to view the latest business aircraft, products, technology, and services the industry offers. Held this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Henderson Executive Airport, the event also offers a premier networking venue and dozens of educational sessions.

Learn more about NBAA-BACE.

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FlightSafety Completes Learning Center Expansion in Columbus https://businessaviationnews.com/flightsafety-completes-learning-center-expansion-in-columbus-ohio/ Sun, 25 Feb 2018 01:44:26 +0000 http://businessaviationnews.com/?p=364 FlightSafety International announces that it has completed the expansion of its Learning Center in Columbus, Ohio. Phase one of the Center opened in 2014.

“The expansion of our Columbus Learning Center is a clear demonstration of our commitment to continuously enhance the training and services we provide to our Customers,” said David Davenport, Executive Vice President. “We sincerely appreciate the efforts of all those involved in the planning and completion of this important project.”

With this 63,000 square foot expansion, the Columbus Center now has 14 simulator bays, 29 advanced technology equipped classrooms, 28 briefing and debriefing rooms, as well as facilities for Graphical Flight-Deck Simulators and other training and service areas.

FlightSafety offers comprehensive training programs in Columbus for aircraft manufactured by Bombardier, Embraer, Dassault, and Textron. They include the Bombardier Challenger 350, Challenger 650 and Global 6000; Dassault Falcon 2000; Embraer Phenom 300; and Cessna Citation Excel, Citation Latitude, Citation Sovereign, Citation X, Citation XLS, Citation XLS+, and Hawker 900XP by Textron. Embraer Phenom 300 training is exclusively for NetJets.

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New Pilatus PC-24 Training Underway at FlightSafety Dallas https://businessaviationnews.com/new-pilatus-pc-24-training-underway-at-flightsafety/ Sun, 25 Feb 2018 01:42:07 +0000 http://businessaviationnews.com/?p=361 FlightSafety International and Pilatus announce that training for the new PC-24 Super Versatile Jet has begun at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Dallas, Texas.

“We are pleased to announce the start of training for the new Pilatus PC-24 aircraft in Dallas,” said David Davenport, Executive Vice President. “FlightSafety and Pilatus worked closely together to ensure owners and operators of the PC-24 receive the highest quality training and outstanding service they deserve and expect.”

The Pilatus PC-24 simulator was recently qualified and approved for training by the European Aviation Safety Agency. Qualification by the United States Federal Aviation Administration occurred in December 2017.

“Receiving EASA and FAA qualification demonstrates our ability to design and manufacture simulators that replicate the flying characteristics of the aircraft they represent, and meet or exceed the stringent standards of aviation regulatory agencies around the world.” added Davenport.

Pilots and maintenance technicians who operate and support the Pilatus PC-24 benefit from the highest level of fidelity, quality, and reliability this new FlightSafety FS1000 simulator provides. It is equipped with the latest advances in technology including the VITAL 1100 visual system, electric motion and control loading, and new Instructor Operating Station.

FlightSafety’s two Learning Centers in Dallas are equipped with 25 full flight simulators. They are used to provide training for business and commercial aircraft manufactured by Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter, Bombardier, Embraer, Dassault, Gulfstream, and Pilatus.

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than 1.4 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

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Piper Receives Largest Trainer Order in Company History from Fanmei Aviation Technologies https://businessaviationnews.com/piper-receives-largest-trainer-order-in-company-history-from-fanmei-aviation-technologies/ Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:54:35 +0000 http://businessaviationnews.com/?p=260

Piper Aircraft, Inc. has received an order for 152 aircraft from Fanmei Aviation Technologies, Piper Aircraft’s exclusive dealer in China. This is the largest single trainer order received by Piper Aircraft in company history. Fanmei Aviation Technologies is a subsidiary of Sichuan Fanmei Education Group co. Ltd which is a leading provider of aviation education in China.

The historic seven-year purchase agreement includes 100 Archer TX single engine trainers, 50 multiengine Seminoles, one Seneca and one Piper M350. Deliveries begin in March with the first aircraft going to the Fanmei Flight School in Sichuan province.
“We are very excited to have Fanmei Aviation Technologies in our Dealer Network,” said Piper’s Asia Pacific Sales Manager, Jeremy Prost. “Fanmei Education Group has a great vision for the future of General Aviation in China and we believe that this vision and commitment will work in pair with Piper’s 80 years of aircraft manufacturing experience to supply high quality aircraft and support to Chinese customers.”

“The agreement and cooperation with Piper Aircraft is the key element for our general aviation roadmap,” said Don Li, President of Fanmei Aviation Technologies. “Everything else was already in place, including a quality training program with committed staff and outstanding facilities, and now we have added to our fleet, in my opinion, the premier training aircraft in the world with the Piper Archer and Seminole, which will help prepare our students for their continued success after graduation. In addition, as the exclusive Piper dealer in China, we look forward to serving our customers in the fast-growing general aviation market, not only with excellent Piper aircraft, but also with our most dedicated high-quality services.”

“Just as we are making history with receiving this large order, so is Fanmei by establishing a prestigious pilot development program to meet the growing need for exceptionally trained airline flight crews. This is a wonderful opportunity for both organizations as we work collectively to help address the global pilot shortage.” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott.

About the Archer TX
The Archer TX includes the Garmin G1000 NXi avionics package which incorporates modern processing power that supports faster map rendering and smoother panning throughout the displays. Saving valuable time in the cockpit, the displays initialize within seconds after start-up, providing immediate access to frequencies, flight plan data and more. Also included is the Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) (GRS 77), an Aspen Electronic Standby System (EFD-1000), a solid state 3-axis Magnetometer (GMU 44), Dual IFR Enroute/Approach and WAAS Certified GPS systems and Nav/Comm (16 watt) radios (GIA 63Ws), an Electronic Engine Indication System (EIS), a Mode S Transponder with ADS-B in / out capability (GTX 345), Digital Audio Panel (GMA 1347), Traffic Information Systems (TIS), and Terrain and Obstacle Mapping round out the standard equipment on the TX. The Archer TX comes standard equipped with a 180 hp Lycoming engine, offers 128 ktas / 237 km/h cruise speed. An optional fuel injected Lycoming IO-360-B4A engine is also available.
About the Seminole
The Seminole includes the Garmin G1000 NXi avionics package which incorporates modern processing power that supports faster map rendering and smoother panning throughout the displays. Saving valuable time in the cockpit, the displays initialize within seconds after start-up, providing immediate access to frequencies, flight plan data and more. Also included is the Air Data Computer (GDC 74A), Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) (GRS 77), an Aspen Electronic Standby System (EFD-1000), a solid state 3-axis Magnetometer (GMU 44), Dual IFR Enroute/Approach and WAAS Certified GPS systems and Nav/Comm (16 watt) radios (GIA 63Ws), an Electronic Engine Indication System (EIS), a Mode S Transponder with ADS-B out (GTX 335R), Digital Audio Panel (GMA 1347), Traffic Information Systems (TIS), and Terrain and Obstacle Mapping round out the standard equipment on the TX. The Seminole, equipped with two 180 hp Lycoming engines, has a maximum takeoff weight of 3,800 pounds, a max speed of 162 kts and ceiling of 15,000 feet.
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single- and twin-engine aircraft. The single-engine M-Class series – the M600, M500, M350 and Matrix – offers businesses and individuals elegant performance and value. The Twin Class Seneca V and Seminole balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in twin-engine aircraft. The Trainer Class Warrior, Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole and Seneca V aircraft form the most complete technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

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Piper Aircraft
For further information, contact:
Jackie Carlon
Phone: (772) 299-2900
Fax: (772) 978-6585
Mail to: Jackie.Carlon@piper.com
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NBAA Announces Recipients of 2018 Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship Awards https://businessaviationnews.com/nbaa-announces-recipients-of-2018-schedulers-dispatchers-scholarship-awards/ Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:49:58 +0000 http://businessaviationnews.com/?p=257 The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee today announced that $41,000 in scholarship funds will be awarded to individuals seeking to advance their aviation careers through continuing education. These individuals were recognized during the 2018 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2018), taking place Feb. 6-9 in Long Beach, CA.

AC-U-KWIK, Carolina Aviation Professionals Association (CAPA), Jet Aviation, Million Air, Phillips 66, Rockwell Collins, Signature Flight Support, SkyVector and Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. donated funding toward the awards this year.

The following individuals are the recipients of 2018 NBAA S&D Monetary Scholarships:

  • · Abbie Fox
  • · Lindsey Kavchok
  • · Megan Knox
  • · Zachary Kramer
  • · Kasia Segieda
  • · Jessica Wicks

NBAA’s S&D Committee offers scholarships through two separate but related programs that specifically promote professional and career development for business aviation schedulers and dispatchers. Through the S&D Scholarship Program, the committee offers cash grants, which can be used for a variety of professional development initiatives. Since 1997, more than $700,000 has been awarded through this program.

A separate S&D Training Scholarship Program, launched in 2004, offers opportunities for scholarship recipients to gain access to hands-on teaching initiatives.

NBAA offers several scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information about NBAA scholarships, contact NBAA Project Manager, Professional Development Tyler Austin at taustin@nbaa.org or visit www.nbaa.org/scholarships.

For information about NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee, contact NBAA Director, Educational Development & Strategy Jo Damato at jdamato@nbaa.org.

Learn more about SDC2018.

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