NEW YORK (November 16, 2015) – FlightSafety and Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a United Technologies Corp. company, announced today the expansion of their training services agreement originally signed in 2010.
“We are very pleased and proud to extend our agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada for another 10 years,” said David Davenport, Executive Vice President. “This demonstrates both companies’ commitment to enhancing aviation safety worldwide and elevating the overall training experience available to maintenance technicians supporting aircraft equipped with P&WC engines with the highest quality training and outstanding service they deserve and expect.”
“The new and expanded training agreement will allow us to offer a best-in-class training experience to our global customers for many years to come,” said Timothy Swail, Vice President, Customer Programs, P&WC. “P&WC’s expertise combined with FlightSafety’s extensive network, leveraging the latest in training technologies, such as distance LiveLearning, enables us to deliver the most advanced high-tech training in the industry.”
FlightSafety provides advanced technology-based maintenance training for all P&WC products including turboprop, turbofan, turboshaft engines as well as Auxiliary Power Units (APUs). The training programs offer in-depth classroom and hands-on instruction designed to develop, expand and refine proficiency.
The industry-leading maintenance training courseware and curriculum meet worldwide regulatory requirements. Leveraging exciting new classroom technologies such as 3D computer modeling and FlightSafety’s advanced technology MATRIX, maintenance technicians will benefit from fully integrated training systems. Full-scale systems trainers, major component cutaways, working models, maintenance task simulators and a large variety of test equipment are used to demonstrate procedures and reinforce the information learned in the classroom.
P&WC engine training is available at 12 Learning Centers with classes scheduled to begin in Bangalore, India in 2016.
“Through establishment of new local FlightSafety-P&WC Learning Centers, FlightSafety is able to deliver training closer to our customers, serve them in their local language and in familiar surroundings,” said Swail. “These offerings, together with new e-learning technologies, will make world class factory approved training available to all customers globally.”
FlightSafety has delivered over 12,000 courses for P&WC’S engines to customers from 126 countries to date. This includes those taken at learning centers around the world and through eLearning and interactive distance learning with WebECTM®.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.