Posted on: 22 January 2015
JetBlue Airways has begun using Mint Software Systems’ Training Management System, MINT TMS, an online portal which gives flight instructors and student pilots full access to their training schedules via the MINT web portal.It took six months to implement MINT TMS at JetBlue, which was less time than expected. Christian Popp, manager of flight training services for the airline, explained, “Originally the go-live of the pilot training management part of our new system was planned for the end of first quarter 2015. Due to the readiness and quality of MINT TMS we were able to cut the implementation phase significantly and are now already working with the MINT system across the whole pilot training operation at JetBlue University.”Towards the end of the summer, JetBlue will switch off the previous system and the airline’s training operations, records and AQP (Advanced Qualification Program) grading are all expected to be managed within MINT TMS. According to the FAA, the AQP seeks to integrate the training and evaluation of cognitive skills at each stage of a curriculum, meaning air carriers participating in the AQP must design and implement data collection strategies which are diagnostic of cognitive and technical skills.After the integration of AQP grading, the airline also hopes to integrate the cabin crew and technical training departments of the airline.