Yearly Archive 2014

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.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Munich Flight Academy is supported with FTO to ATO conversion…

The Munich-based FTO MFA – Munich Flight Academy is supported by FTD Consulting in the conversion from FTO to EASA ATO according to Part-FCL/-ORA of the Commission regulation (EC) No. 1178/2011 & No. 290/2012. FTD Consulting will rework all manuals and guide MFA through the process if necessary.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Naples Air Center to get support by FTDC for EASA ATO Documents…

Naples Air Center is a flight school holding an independent EASA Approval administered by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. In order to maintain compliance, NAC has asked FTD Consulting to provide PART-ORA, PART-FCL documentation for all listed courses and to update the existing documentation according to Commission Regulation (EU) No 290/2012 dated 30th of March 2012 and Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011. With this project, FTD Consulting gets involved in a third country operator approval and continues to grow its expertise in the field of organisation approvals.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Wiking Helikopter hires FTDC for TRTO to ATO conversion…

Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH, a northern german based helicopter operator specialised in offshore operations and approved Type Rating Training Organisation (TRTO) has signed a contract with FTD Consulting for support in the conversion from JAR TRTO to EASA ATO. FTDC is currently checking on the existing documentation (Operations and Training Manuals) and will convert those into documents for EASA approval. FTDC will supplement the documentation with contents for the Organisation Management System and will focus especially on the requirements for the Safety Management System, the Compliance Monitoring Programme and the Emergency Response Planning.

ByAlexander Schaffler

The deadline for EASA PART-ORA ATO Approval is close…

FTDC LogoAs the deadline for submitting your ATO approval documentation is coming closer, we would like to take the opportunity to stress the importance to deliver ATO approcal documentation according to PART-ORA of the Commission Regulation (EC) 1178/2012 before 8th of April 2015.

This not only mandatory for FTOs & TRTOs and FSTD-Operators, but also for smaller flight schools (RFs) conducting engine powered flight training. For schools and aeroclubs conducting training on sailplanes and ballons, this deadline is extended until April 2015 depending on the respective requirements of their local CAA.

Please get in contact with us to get documentation and support on your ATO approval.

ByAlexander Schaffler

FTD Consulting signs cooperation agreement with Infowerk…

FTD Consulting would like to announce partnership with the austrian company InfoWerk Multimedia GmbH. The cooperation agreement was signed between the CEO Hans-Jörg Lotter and the Managing Director of FTDC Alexander Schaffler at the EATS – European Airlines Training Symposium in Berlin in November 2013. FTDC has the right to market InfoWerk products world-wide on a non-exclusive contract. Focus is laid on aviation products in particular, such as Learning Management Systems for Flight Crew Licensing and Maintenance Training apart from many other solutions offered for ATOs.