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Technology chance forces NATA to switch to SFTC
NATA is phasing out Safety 1st in favour of Safety 1st Training Center. Companies will not be added to the legacy system from 30 September and at the end of October legacy licences can no longer be purchased.

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has launched the official schedule for its legacy Safety 1st system's retirement and the recent expansion of the new Safety 1st Training Center (SFTC). The announcement was made ahead of the 31 December end of life for Adobe's Flash Player, the technology powering the legacy Safety 1st system.

In 2008, NATA paved the way for industry training with the launch of Safety 1st online and the Professional Line Service Training programmes. Since its launch, the Safety 1st programme has grown in scope and reach, utilised at more than 1,600 locations around the world. In August 2019, NATA took the next step in empowering its member's safety and success with the launch of the new Safety 1st Training Center (SFTC). The SFTC is a comprehensive learning management platform providing aviation businesses the tools and flexibility needed to leverage training and development to improve operational safety and performance. The SFTC continues to expand its course catalogue with the recent addition of a fuel quality control series and customer service series of courses.

The new Safety 1st Training Center provides unlimited-use training for one annual, fixed payment with no additional cost associated with employee turnover. With monthly and quarterly payments available and a dollar for dollar credit on legacy training purchased in the last six months, the new Safety 1st Training Center is powerful and affordable. Additionally, many branded fuel programmes provide discounted subscription pricing for their customers.

“We are incredibly excited about this next step in growth for the NATA Safety 1st programme,” says Michael France, managing director of safety and training. “The SFTC provides our membership revitalised content, enhanced tools and a subscription model that eliminates the additional training cost of employee turnover.”

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