FlightSafety Introduces Master Technician Management Endorsement Program

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (July 13, 2006) – FlightSafety International has launched a new Master Technician Management Endorsement training program. Developed in conjunction with Global Jet Services, this innovative training program is designed to enhance the management skills of aircraft maintenance professionals and introduce management concepts to technicians aspiring to supervision levels.

As with FlightSafety’s comprehensive Master Technician course of study, this new program is a five-step process that includes two required courses and three others from among seven elective courses.

“Just as maintenance technicians must keep up with constant changes in aircraft systems, current and those aspiring to be managers must stay up-to-date on the skills needed to effectively direct their department and to provide the ultimate in customer service.” says Doug Bowen, Director Worldwide Maintenance Training Sales, FlightSafety International.

The required courses are Aviation Interpersonal Maintenance Management, providing the basic skill sets needed for dealing with co-workers and management on a daily basis and either an aircraft-specific update or aircraft-specific maintenance manager course.

Elective courses include the Repair Station Training Program that helps to prepare managers to meet the new FAR-145, Aviation Customer Service, Corrosion Control, Principles of Advanced Composite Structure Repair, Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance, Maintenance Resource Management, and OSHA and EPA Compliance Practice.

“Today’s aircraft maintenance professionals have to be leaders and administrators that can effectively manage highly technical and precise aircraft maintenance programs, the needs of customers and the overall company goals.” says J.D. McHenry, President, Global Jet Services.

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier aviation training organization. Over 75,000 pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals train at FlightSafety facilities each year. The company designs and manufactures full flight simulators for civil and military aircraft programs and operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at over 40 training locations.