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NAC opens first FlightSafety MRO training facility in Africa

Posted 8 March 2013 · Add Comment

FlightSafety International has selected South Africa's largest general aviation company National Airways Corporation (NAC), to host its FlightSafety Maintenance Training Centre.


Based at Lanseria near Johannesburg, FlightSafety will now offer training for Pratt & Whitney Canada engines in South Africa and the surrounding region, through the NAC operation.
“We are pleased that NAC has become a provider of FlightSafety’s comprehensive, high quality maintenance training courses,” said Mike Lee, director, business development maintenance training. “Technicians who maintain and support Pratt & Whitney Canada engines in South Africa and the neighbouring countries will benefit from the in-depth classroom and hands-on practical technology-based training curriculum that FlightSafety will provide through this agreement with NAC”
FlightSafety will provide NAC with courseware and MATRIX training equipment that includes a graphical FlightDeck simulator, desktop simulator for classroom instruction, training engines, and specialty tools. NAC instructors will be trained and qualified by FlightSafety, and will also receive approval from aviation regulatory agencies as required.
Through this agreement NAC on behalf of FlightSafety will begin with an initial offering of “Line and Base” courses for maintenance training on the PT6A, and PW100 series of Pratt & Whitney Canada engines.
“NAC is delighted to be the first FlightSafety Maintenance Training Centre on the African continent and is looking forward to bringing many Technicians in line with International training standards,” said Tertius van Jaarsveld, NAC fixed wing maintenance director. “The high quality standards of FlightSafety training now allow a technician to be trained closer to home base, eliminating the costly travel abroad.”
FlightSafety is the Recognized Training Provider for the Pratt & Whitney Canada engines including the PT6A, B, C, and T series, PW100/150 series, PW206/207 series, PW210 series, PW300 series, PW500 series, PW600 series, and JT15D series. The training programs offered by FlightSafety meet or exceed international regulatory standards and are approved under FAA FAR 147, EASA, CASA, and Transport Canada. Training was previously only available in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Wichita, Kansas; West Palm Beach, Florida; Montreal, Canada; Toronto, Canada; Paris, France; Beijing, China; and Curitiba, Brazil.


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