ExecuJet MRO Services Australia engineers have now completed maintenance training approved by EASA. The six week programme included four weeks of theoretical training and two weeks of hands on practical training on the 6X assembly line, enabling engineers to be equipped and trained to provide line maintenance to 6X aircraft visiting Australia and the Pacific region.
Jason Jia, a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer at ExecuJet, travelled from Australia to France where he completed the EASA certified training course in Bordeaux, where Falcon aircraft are assembled. The theoretical training was conducted at international aviation training organisation CAE in Bordeaux, while the practical training was held at the Dassault Training Academy there. The Dassault Training Academy is an EASA Part 147 training organisation.
Jia says: "It was exciting to be in France and in Dassault's home. The training was practical and immersive. CAE provided us with simulator and virtual aircraft to familiarise us with the aircraft systems.
"For the practical training, we used virtual reality as well as actual aircraft. The Falcon immersive VR training devices allowed us to tour the aircraft from the inside to get a better understanding of the components, the system and the wiring."
All systems were covered in the training: the engines, avionics, digital flight control system, fuel system, hydraulics, landing gear, lighting, water and waste, structures, CNS (communication, navigation, surveillance), electrical, cabin furnishing and connectivity, oxygen and the auxiliary power unit.
Jia continues: "It's clear that Dassault took the opportunity to include the most modern systems for maintainability and troubleshooting through the FalconScan diagnostic system. It provides maintenance engineers an integrated and in-depth tool to isolate faults and test the system."
With 5,500 nm range, 6X aircraft will be flying all over the world and ExecuJet MRO Services looks forward to seeing them in Australia soon.