Posted on: 10 May 2011 by Mark Howells
Bombardier has signed an agreement with training services company FlightPath International (FPI) of Toronto for the latter to provide entitlement and recurrent technical training for Bombardier’s CRJ Series aircraft (including Challenger 800 business jets) of which Bombardier has delivered more than 1,600 to customers all over the world.
FPI will provide instruction at Bombardier training facilities or at customers’ facilities, as required. FPI has been licensed to use Bombardier’s training methodology, courseware and tools, and the instructor-led classroom training will continue to be supported by desktop simulation, which introduces a fully functional simulated aircraft cockpit into the classroom environment.
“Our CRJ and Challenger 800 Series aircraft customers will continue to have access to high quality training opportunities on a more frequent basis,” explained James Hoblyn, president, customer services & specialized and amphibious aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace. “We are extremely pleased to have FPI supporting our CRJ Series and Challenger 800 Series aircraft customers.”
“FPI believes that high-quality technical training is fundamental to increased safety and lower operating costs for operators,” commented Andrew Lucas, president, FlightPath International. “We are committed to working closely with Bombardier to deliver the superior standard of training services that operators of CRJ Series and Challenger 800 Series aircraft have come to expect.”