FL Technics Training, a global provider of aviation technical training services, is delighted to announce further extension of its online EASA-compliant training platform. From now on, the company’s corporate and individual customers can order a Fuel Tank Safety (Phase 2) specialized training, dedicated to personnel involved directly in the aircraft and fuel tank maintenance works. Accessible instantly from any location in the world in the world, the course takes just about 5 hours and will be available already this week.
FL Technics, a global provider of tailor-made aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has been selected to act as an exclusive representative of Aviointeriors, one of the top world leaders in the aircraft passenger seat market segment. As of June 2015, the company shall represent the supplier in multiple in Russia, CIS, the Baltic States and several European states, including Slovakia, Hungary and Bulgaria.
With the ever-growing requirements for maintenance of the global aviation fleet, appropriate and timely maintenance training remains one of the most pressing issues uniting the minds of aviation industry around the globe. On the one hand, the so-called millennials, or Generation Y, currently making up around a third of the global workforce, might make the industry’s adaption to new technologies easier, as they have more experience using computers than wrenches. On the other hand, however, as they usually expect to stay in a job for less than three years, retaining the new workforce might appear to be the real challenge.
Despite multi-billion investments into new aircraft technologies and sophisticated equipment, the aviation industry remains quite conservative when it comes to day-to-day operations. This is particularly topical for the aircraft maintenance segment, where many players have reported struggling with un-LEAN processes and, surprisingly, the IT software which is specifically designed to facilitate these processes. Why are half of all software implementation projects in the aviation industry doomed to failure? What do MRO executives commonly miss when selecting MRO software? What kills the best IT implementation projects?
One much discussed technology that has brought significant change into the aviation industry is definitely composites. For instance, they constitute, by weight, 53% of the Airbus A350XWB's structure. As a result, apart from reduced weights, Airbus suggests the airliner will create just 40% of the corrosion-related inspection and maintenance burden of a traditional aluminum aircraft. However, when it comes to maintenance of such machines, MROs need to transform their product and service offerings substantially to qualify for this work, thus facing continuous challenges, especially in the area of maintenance training.