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Rowell and Tippett pass muster as master technicians
To complete the FlightSafety Cabin Systems Master Technician programme, technicians must complete courses offered in partnership with Gulfstream and Satcom Direct. John Rowell and Tommy Tippett were up to scratch.
Celebrating the milestone graduations: Brian Goodsite, Center Manager of Maintenance Training, FlightSafety Savannah Maintenance Training Center; Mark Mata Director, Mobile Satellite Services, SatCom Direct; John Rowell, Maintenance Manager, Valero Services Inc.; Bridgette Ridley, Avionics Instructor, FlightSafety; Tommy Tippett Maintenance Technician, Gulfstream; Jim McLean, Technical Training Manager, Gulfstream

FlightSafety International has praised the first graduates to complete the Cabin Systems Master Technician programme. “We are pleased to congratulate John Rowell, director of maintenance, Valero Services Inc. and Tommy Tippett, Gulfstream Aerospace on their significant achievement,” says senior VP of operations Dann Runik. “Completing our new Cabin Systems Master Technician path demonstrates John and Tommy's in-depth understanding of the systems and ability to operate and maintain them to the highest standards.”

The Cabin Systems Master Technician programme offers a progressive curriculum that follows a five-step process. It is designed to provide technicians with the skills required to service and maintain the cabin of the aircraft they support at the highest level.

In order to complete the Cabin Systems programme, technicians must complete five courses offered in partnership with Gulfstream Aerospace and Satcom Direct. They include: Avionics Standard Practices, Cabin Connectivity, Integrated Cabin Management Systems, Cabin Systems Operational Maintenance Program (OMP) and aeroIT, the Satcom Direct module which can be completed through FlightSafety International, or gained as a credit towards the Master Technician programme through training at Satcom Direct.

Meanwhile, FlightSafety has announced that it will offer an Advanced Rejected Takeoff Go/No-Go Recurrent course for pilots who fly the Falcon 2000EX EASy aircraft starting in November 2019. The course will be available at FlightSafety’s Learning Centers in Dallas, Texas and Teterboro, New Jersey.

“Our Advanced Training Rejected takeoff Go/No-Go Recurrent course is designed to test and validate a flight department's takeoff briefing abort criteria based on any adjustments made as a result of the Initial Rejected Takeoff Go/No-go course,” comments Dann Runik. “Beyond initial concept and skill development, we took the training to the next level and the crews will face scenarios involving different airports, weights, weather and runway conditions. Based on their assessment of abort risk and their takeoff briefing, they are challenged to respond to various issues in close proximity to V1. This allows seat specific duties to be practised and sharpened. Additionally, unexpected events occur requiring an emergency return, to ensure flight techniques previously learned are retained at the highest level. This course is the logical follow on training to the original course to keep perishable skills at the highest readiness level.”

FlightSafety also offers Advanced Upset Prevention and Recovery, Advanced Energy Management, Advanced Rejected Takeoff Go/No-Go and Advanced CRM/Human Factors LOFT for pilots of fixed-wing aircraft.

FlightSafety has also announced that training using a new Dassault Falcon 2000LXS/900LX interchangeable simulator will begin on October 26 at the Teterboro Learning Center following FAA Level D qualification.

“We are pleased to expand the training programmes we offer for operators of Dassault Falcon aircraft at our Teterboro Learning Center with this new interchangeable simulator,” says senior VP of sales and marketing Steve Gross.

The advances in technology incorporated into the new FlightSafety FS1000 simulator include FlightSafety's VITAL visual system and CrewView collimated glass mirror display. The simulator is also equipped with the Dassault FalconEye Combined Vision System HUD, which combines synthetic, database-driven terrain mapping and actual thermal and low-light camera images into a single view.

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