FTD Consulting (FTDC) is based in Munich, Germany. With our expertise we close gaps for those who operate aviation businesses, in particular AOC Holders, Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) and Flight Simulator Operators (FSTD).
Internationally, about 140 non-complex & complex organisation use our materials & services. Since 2007, we have been seeling about 60 Flight Simulation Training Devices and have been engaged in a variety of service support contracts for a number of clients.
With our team of over 50 consultants in a great international network, we can provide you with solutions for every aspect of aviation.
Air Munich Aviation AG formerly known as Flugschule Jesenwang has hired FTD Consulting to support the process of having their organisation approved as Air Operator Certificate (AOC) Holder to conduct A to A VFR by day operations as per EU-Regulation 965/2012 Part-ORO.GEN and ORO.AOC.
Furthermore, FTDC has supported Air Munich Aviation AG with support for ATO approval to conduct modular ab initio to ATPL courses within their organisation approval and two locations near Munich-Jesenwang and Augsburg.
FTDC has not only provided consulting services on regulatory issues, but also completed all approval documentation such as Operations Manuals and the Training Manuals for the ATO.
FTD Consulting has been chosen together with its partner “The EASA Consultants” to implement an Integrated ATPL Programme with the new airBaltic Pilot Training Academy. We have been asked to structure courses and provide all relevant documentation to have the courses approved by the competent authority CAA Latvia. FTDC and EASAC have provided Operations Manuals A to D as well as the Training Manuals relevant to the courses of the Pilot Training Academy.
The Integrated ATPL course features Phase 1 to 5 where the students are supposed to be ready to take their CPL/ IR Skill Test within shortest time frames.
FTD Consulting offers documentation for EASA Air Operator Certificate (AOC) holders according PART-ORO of regulation 965/2012 which comprise A to A, and A to B operations of every operator size from small, non-complex organisations to complex organisations, as well as Special Operations (SPO). We offer Organisation Management Manuals, Operation Manuals (OM A to D) and other documents as required in English and German language.
Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi (OMU), located in black sea coast in Samsun, Turkey, is being supported by FTD Consulting in their Third-Country (TCO) FSTD Operator approval under EASA. FTDC is involved in general consulting on the process, facility survey and improvement as well in setting up proper documentation and training for FSTD Operation. Organisation management Manual and FSTD Procedures Manual are being prepared and OMU is guided through the initial qualification process.
As an external company we can take postholder positions (Accountable, Compliance ATO/ AOC, FSTD) and can advise how to train and select suitable staff or take interim post holder positions to get your organisation ready to go. Currently and as part of our expertise, we have taken the post FSTD Compliance Management at Adria Airways Flight Career Center in Ljublijana, Slovenia. We support AFCC externally by rectifying Compliance Documentation and make sure that the FSTDs are in compliance with the current EASA regulations to pass recurrent evaluations.
The German based ATO RWL German Flight Academy has hired FTD Consulting to update/ replace their existing CAME document with a new EASA compliant version of the document. In cooperation RWL and FTDC have reworked and updated the existing company´s documentation in order to comply with latest requirements as given by the German LBA.
Norwegian based Operator Scandinavian Skies has hired FTD Consulting for AOC Approval Support. FTDC is currently preparing all AOC manuals (OMM, OM-A to D) including manuals for the CAMO, the Continuous Maintenance Management Exposition (CAME). In the course of the assignment FTD Consulting is supported by EASA Consultants for Compliance Monitoring Support and on-site training to have the operator fit for EASA requirements.
Flugschule Eirenschmalz in Bavaria has hired FTD Consulting for support of their intended ATO approval. The school is already apporved by the Bavarian CAA but will be upgraded to LBA ATO approval for CB IR and EIR training. FTDC will provide necassary documentation according to EU-Regulation 1178/2011 and 290/2012.
Three engineers were sent to Lithuania to have them trained on relevant parts of the EASA regulation, i.e. PART-FCL according regulation 1178/2011 and amendments, PART-ORA.FSTD according regulation 290/2012 and amendments, their related Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material as well as the certification specification CS-FSTD(A). The main purpose of this training course was to prepare EgyptAIR staff for audits on their Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs) to be carried out according to EASA-Standards.
“I always love visiting the Baltics, and this was no exception. Having an opportunity to share my knowledge with flight simulator engineers was very enjoyable. I’m very happy to have partnered with SimHelp”, says Jeremy Baldwin the instructor from EASA Consultants who taught the engineers from EgyptAIR.
“We are very happy to have had the course carried out for EgyptAIR in cooperation with EASA Consultants and SimHelp. We as official partner of EASA Consultants believe that training on EASA regulations is necessary and will improve relationship and cooperation between Civil Aviation Authorities and FSTD operators in the future.” Says Alexander Schaffler, Managing Director of FTD Consulting.
This is another step towards to a bright future for SimHelp. “We are delighted to have EgyptAIR’s engineers here, using our services. They are a major company and working with them is a joy. We believe this will be the beginning of a great business relationship for all of the parties involved.”, says Julius Šeškauskas SimHelp Product Manager.
FTD Consulting (FTDC) is an independent consulting company for professional flight simulation and organisation approvals under EASA regulations. FTDC is based in Munich, Germany and has conducted several organisation approvals for known aviation organisations world-wide.
EASA-Consultants is a company developed to assist with the transition to new European aviation regulations and maintaining compliance with those requirements.
EASA-Consultants draws its workforce of highly experienced consultants with years of active involvement as Aviation Authority inspectors, secondments to the European Aviation Safety Agency, active and former line pilots, Compliance Monitoring experts and other highly experienced aviation professionals.
SimHelp – Full service for training centers including the simulator supply with relocations, spare parts, consumables and aviation engineering expertise.
SimHelp organization embraces Business to Business solutions by arranging integrated technical maintenance, simulator upgrades, spare parts supply and other solutions. SimHelp provides services through its headquarters in Lithuania and globally distributed network of partners, with the representative offices located worldwide: United States, United Kingdom, France, Japan, Germany and others.
Skyprofi Flight School, an ATO based in Augsburg, Germany hired FTDC to provide an Organisations Management Manual including the Safety and Compliance Monitoring System which is also accompanied by the Emergency Response Planning. This manual is being used in getting the ATO approval by the local CAA and the German LBA.
German based KONAIR Flight School has hired FTDC which will provide the full set of ATO documentation according to EU-Regulation 1178/2011 and 290/2012. Furthermore, among the standard training manuals for their motorised aircraft operation (i.e. LAPL(A), PPL(A), NVFR(A) & Acrobatic Rating.
Wiking Helikopter GmbH is an offshore AOC holder and an ATO providing services for offshore wind parks. In order to meet compliance demands of the German LBA and to further improve their daily operation Wiking hired FTDC to provide Ground Operations Manual for general activities and specific helicopter models, such as the Sikorsky S76 and the Augusta Westland AW139. The manual comprises the sections Passenger, Baggage and Cargo Handling Procedures as well as Load Control, Dangerous Goods and Security especially during off-shore sea operation.
FTD Consulting signs contract for ATO approval documentation with Fliegerclub Nuernberg e.V. The aeroclub will use the tailored ATO documents in order to conduct LAPL, PPL and Aerobatics courses according to EASA-Regulation 1178/2011 and 290/2012.
„Third Country Operators engaging in Commercial Air Transport (CAT) to the EU will have to submit their TCO application within the first 6 months after Part-TCO has become applicable.“
The 6 month period started 26 May 2014 and ends with the deadline on 26 November 2014!
„Operators who fail to apply for a TCO authorisation within 6 months – until 26 November 2014 – after entry into force of Part-TCO may face delays in their authorisation process which could lead to a disruption of their operation to the EU until completion of their assessment and issuance of the TCO authorisation. It is therefore in the best interest of operators to apply for a TCO authorisation within the application period (6 months after Part-TCO entry into force).“
Any third-country operator who intends to perform commercial air transport (CAT) operations into, within or out of any of the following territories:
A TCO authorisation will not be required for operators only overflying the above mentioned territories without intended landing.
As TCO you need to comply with ICAO requirements which are compared against
EASA standards. You as TCO need to close the gaps between ICAO requirements and
FTD Consulting is a member of the EASA Consultants – a network of consultants covering every aspect of aviation. Within this alliance network we can support your TCO approval with:
We can help you to apply with EASA before 26 November 2014
FTD Consulting will support you in the transition Application, Evaluation, Preparation & Monitoring
For detailed information and support visit: http://www.ftd-consulting.com/TCO and sign up.
German Private Jet Group AG has hired FTD Consulting for support of their intended ATO application. FTDC will provide necassary documentation according to EU-Regulation 1178/2011 and 290/2012. Furthermore, FTD Consulting will prvide application service and consulting services through the application process and coordinating the ATO approval with the approved AOC. GPJG is currently operating a fleet of Citation CJ2 525A and is providing business and private jet operations.
Flylinz has signed a contract with FTD Consulting to support their current RF to ATO conversion. FTDC will provide the full set of ATO documentation according to EU-Regulation 1178/2011 and 290/2012. Furthermore, among the standard training manuals for their motorised aircraft operation (i.e. LAPL(A), PPL(A), NVFR(A), FTDC will provide En-Route IR (EIR) & Competency-based IR (CB IR) Manuals according to Regulation No. 245/2014. FTDC will prepare the manuals and suport Flylinz in the ongoing approval process. As it stands now, most of the Registered Facilities are hesitant to convert, as time frame seems long enough. We do sincerely hope, that more RFs will decide to convert into ATOs soon in order to avoid problems converting at the very last minute.
The Aeroclub Lützellinden, a german based Registered Facility (RF) has asked FTD Consulting to support the RF-ATO conversion by providing PART-ORA documentation supplementing their already existent training manuals. FTDC has also reviewed the training manuals and has interfaced the 2 sets of documentation which are now being examined by the RP Kassel, Hesse, Germany.
AeroStar Training Services LLC hires FTD Consulting to provide EASA documentation for their Type Training on A320 and B737. As FTDC has guided several training Organisations through the EASA approval process in Europe, AST is the second organisation which is supported outside the EASA member states. AST is a type training provider conducting training on FSTD only.