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.
FTD Consulting and partner company InfoWerk would like to introduce a new distance learning package…
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:
For more details and pricing information for Manuals and Web based Training Solutions, please contact us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As 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.
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.
The Norges Arktiske Universitet of Tromso, better say the School of Aviation (UTSA) has signed a contract with FTD Consulting in order to get support to provide ATO documentation for their intended ATO approval. The university is operating an FTO providing ATPL(A) courses on Cessna 182. As the university has already parts of the documentation (i.e. the Operation Manuals) in place, so FTD Consulting advised to add the Organisation Management Manual (OMM) with integrated Safety Management System & Compliance Monitoring Program. As the university recently purchased an Alsim ALX, FTDC is also providing the FSTD Procedures Manual with integrated FSTD Compliance Management as required by PART-ORA of the Commission Regulation 1178/2012.