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ByAlexander Schaffler

EASA Air Operator Certificate (AOC) for A to A and A to B according PART-ORO…

FTDCLogoFTD 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.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Post Holder FSTD Compliance Management at Adria Airways Flight Career Center…

afccAs 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.

ByAlexander Schaffler

CAME for RWL German Flight Academy…

RWL_Logo_Pfade_CYMK1The 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.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Scandinavian Skies hires FTDC for AOC approval Support…

ScandinavianSkies_Logo_10x10cmNorwegian 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.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi supported by FTDC for EASA FSTD Operator Approval…

OMU_logoOndokuz 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.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Flugschule Eirenschmalz selects FTDC for ATO approval support…

Logo_FS EirenschmalzFlugschule 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.

ByAlexander Schaffler

EgyptAIR completes FSTD Evaluators Course with EASA Consultants and FTD Consulting…

EgyptAIR completes FSTD Evaluators Course with EASA Consultants and FTD Consulting in cooperation with Simhelp

easaC FTDCThree 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.

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“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.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Meet us at AERO Expo Friedrichshafen…

FTDCLogoMeet FTD Consulting at AERO Expo in Friedrichshafen from Wednesday together with EASA Regulation Consultants and Flight Simulator Trader. Don´t hesitate to schedule an appointment via info@ftd-consulting.com

ByAlexander Schaffler

Skyprofi Flight School orders Safety & Compliance Management Manual…

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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.

 

ByAlexander Schaffler

KONAIR to be supported in RF to ATO Transition…

KONAIR_LogoGerman 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.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Ground Operations Manual for Wiking Helicopter…

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 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.

ByAlexander Schaffler

FTDC signs contract with Fliegerclub Nuernberg e.V.

logo-transparentFTD 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.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Will your airline be allowed to enter or leave Europe from November 26th 2014 onwards?

 

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EASA – Authorisation of Third Country Operators (TCO)

„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!

Important to know:

„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).“

Who needs a TCO authorisation?

Any third-country operator who intends to perform commercial air transport (CAT) operations into, within or out of any of the following territories:

  • the 32 EASA Member States of the European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland
  • the territories in which the Basic Regulation applies (Gibraltar, Åland Islands, Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion, Saint-Martin, Mayotte)

A TCO authorisation will not be required for operators only overflying the above mentioned territories without intended landing.

Our offer:

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
EASA regulations.

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:

  • Application Support (Liaison with EASA on customers behalf)
  • Gap Analysis (Identification of non-compliance with ICAO and/or
    EASA standards, the ICAO Annexes, EU SERA)
  • Support for ongoing compliance monitoring
  • Audit preparation and compliance audits
  • Technical writing for document preparation
  • Training on ICAO and EASA standards

Call for action!

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.ˆftd-consulting.com/TCO and sign up.

ByAlexander Schaffler

German Private Jet Group AG hires FTDC…

GPJG LogoGerman 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.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Flylinz hires FTD Consulting for RF-ATO conversion support…

Flylinz_LogoFlylinz 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.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Registered Facility AC Lützellinden receives support for ATO conversion…

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.

ByAlexander Schaffler

AeroStar Training Services hires FTDC to provide EASA Documentation…

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.

ByAlexander Schaffler

CB IR & En-Route IFR (EIR) Distance Training Course & Manual available….

FTD Consulting and partner company InfoWerk would like to introduce a new distance learning package…

CB IR & EIR Distance Training & Training Manuals

Training Course acc. to Commission Regulation 245/2014

The CB IR & En-Route IFR (EIR) Distance Training follows the guidelines of the Training Manual and comprises 11 Training Modules.
Each Training Module includes animated Web Based Training, Self assessment questions as well as a progress Test at the end of each module.
The CB IR/EIR Training package includes the Web Based Training, colored testbooks and a question bank to prepare for the theoretical knowledge test.

The distance training phase will require 72 hours of distance training, followed by 8 hours of classroom training at your ATO.
At a planned training pace of 2 Modules per week, about 15 hours of studie time, the distance training can be finished within 5 weeks.

The distance training follows the requirements of AMC1 ORA.ATO.300 and includes:

  • a planning guideline including training hours per week together with the content to be studied;
  • the recommended course structure including the order of teaching; planned, progress as well as self assessment tests;
  • possibilites of communication between students and Teletrainer;
  • the full documentation of the learning progress and checking; and
  • the possibilities to monitor the students learning progress at any time.

For more details and pricing information for Manuals and Web based Training Solutions, please contact us.

ByAlexander Schaffler

ATO-Documentation: FTD Consulting signs contract with Piper Germany…

FTD Consulting has signed a contract with Piper Germany for support in the conversion from JAR TRTO to EASA ATO according to Part-FCL/-ORA of the Commission Regulation (EU) Nr. 1178/2011. FTDC is taking over the update of all training manuals approved by the german LBA.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Uni Tromso School of Aviation (UTSA) supported by FTDC receives ATO approval…

The Norges Arktiske Universitet of Tromso and its dpeartment for aviation training, the School of Aviation (UTSA) has officially received ATO approval.  FTD Consulting their  ATO approval by adding the Organisation Management Manual (OMM) with integrated Safety Management System, Compliance Monitoring Program and Emergency Response Planning (ERP). For their FNPTII MCC, the Alsim ALX, FTDC had provided the FSTD Procedures Manual with integrated FSTD Compliance Management as required by PART-ORA of the Commission Regulation 1178/2012.