Posted on: 29 April 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) has signed a co-operation agreement with the College of Technical Operations of JetBlue Airways Corporation in Orlando, Florida, for the joint provision of technical aircraft type training for the Embraer 170/190.
Courses will be delivered in accordance with the requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the provisions of Specification 104 of the Air Transport Association (ATA) in North America.
Klaus Schmidt-Klyk, vice president marketing, sales and business development at LTT, commented, “In the North American market we are seeing a lot of demand for aircraft technical training that satisfies the recommendations not just of ATA 104 but also of EASA Part 66. We are therefore delighted to have gained in the College a partner recognised industry-wide with which we can offer our expertise and competence at delivering EASA-approved courses in North America.”
The College provides qualified instructors with extensive practical experience as well as access of the relevant maintenance documentation and the available training media. Based on this, LTT will develop EASA-approved type training courses and examinations for categories B1, B2, and C, qualify the instructors in accordance with current European requirements, and arrange for the courses to be recognised under LTT’s existing EASA Part 147 licence. The courses and examinations offered will comply with the current requirements of EASA and also with LTT quality standards and will be given at various sites in North America.
“As a customer-oriented department, our goal is to make our crewmembers’, as well as our customers’, educational experience one that best meets the needs of their entire working experience,” explained Andrew Kozak, manager, College of Technical Operations, JetBlue University. “We provide training that goes well beyond the regulatory scope. Our philosophy is simple: for us to remain winners in this increasingly competitive industry, we all need to train, train and still train some more! It is this firm belief that propels us to constantly add or refine courses to best meet our students’ needs.”