From the Wires
Dassault's New Standards Achieved by Training Providers
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 18, 2013 03:30 PM
SAINT-CLOUD, France, January 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Dassault Falcon has awarded its two training partners, CAE and FlightSafety International, certificates demonstrating full compliance with requirements of the new Falcon Training Policy Manual (FTPM). The certificates cover training of pilots, maintenance personnel and cabin crew.
"The certificate ensures that training conforms fully with Dassault Aviation requirements and that the slightest change in aircraft design will immediately be reflected in the training syllabus," said Gerard Dailloux, Vice President, Operational Support at Dassault Aviation. "Obtaining them required an enormous investment in time and resources on the part of our training partners - testimony to the closeness of our partnership and our mutual commitment to providing the highest level of training quality and safety to our customers."
The FTPM is intended to ensure that Falcon customers around the world are trained to the same high quality standard and equally benefit from the most up-to-date technical information on each aircraft they operate. To obtain qualification, FlightSafety International and CAE each underwent a stringent evaluation intended to identify variance from FTPM policy standards and update instructor skills, courseware and training tools and devices where needed to meet these standards. The training providers developed a process which involved intensive tracking of changes to aircraft design and flight documentation and drew heavily on customer feedback and internal quality audits.
The certificates are valid for two years which reflect the ongoing nature of the approval process and will be followed by individual aircraft approvals throughout 2013.
About Dassault Falcon
Dassault Falcon is responsible for selling and supporting Falcon business jets throughout the world. It is part of Dassault Aviation, a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 70 countries across five continents. Dassault Aviation produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcon business jets. The company has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities on multiple continents. It employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,200 Falcon jets have been delivered to 80 countries worldwide. The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes the tri-jets-the Falcon 900LX, and the 7X-as well as the twin-engine 2000LX, 2000LXS and Falcon 2000S.
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