Malaysian Airlines Takes Flame Aviation Manufactured Fire Trainer Into Service

Malaysia’s flag carrier Malaysian Airlines took a Flame Aviation manufactured V7000 Brigade VIEW next-generation fire trainer into service. The fire trainer is the 2023-version, fully equipped with all features to simulate a variety of inflight fire scenarios under highly realistic circumstances and located in MAB’s new training center in Kuala Lumpur.

The same version is in operation with Air France, BAA Training and American Airlines.

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Train-By-Wire Delivers its First Virtual Airbus A320ceo Training Solution at the Dubai Airshow 2023

The Dubai Airshow marks the delivery of Train-By-Wire’s (TBW) first virtual Airbus A320ceo. The partnership between Takeoff Trim LLC and Train-By-Wire (TBW) aims to consolidate their position in developing cutting-edge virtual reality brochures, presentations, and e-learning modules. One can experience these innovative solutions through various devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and VR headsets.

The venture between Takeoff Trim LLC and Train-By-Wire (TBW) promises to revolutionise the way to deliver information in aviation and other industries.

Train-By-Wire (TBW), a member of AED Cluster Portugal, is an innovative training organisation and aviation consultancy headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal, with additional bases in Brussels, Madrid, and Paris.

Train-By-Wire (TBW) is also set to launch its new 2024 website.

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Aircraft Manufacturer, Embraer Commercial Aviation, Announces Latest Appointment for Vice President Sales & Marketing, Head of Region for Europe & Central Asia

Embraer Commercial Aviation has appointed Marie-LouisePhilippe Vice President Sales & Marketing, and Head of Region for Europe and Central Asia. Philippe reports to Martyn Holmes, the Chief Commercial Officer of Embraer Commercial Aviation. Marie-Louise will be based in Amsterdam, from where she will also support Embraer’s sustainability roadmap in the region.

With over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry, Marie-Louise has had a rich international career, being previously based in France, Singapore and Hong Kong. Philippe has had wide ranging commercial leadership roles at Airbus in procurement and customer affairs, and a strong sales record with customers in Europe and Asia.

Most recently Marie-Louise successfully led services and aircraft sales teams in South-East Asia, where she was also spearheading M&A, industrial cooperation projects, and serving on the steering board of a training centre.

“I’m delighted to welcome Marie-Louise to Embraer, she comes with an exceptional track record and reputation. Europe and Central Asia is a critical region for Embraer, where we have a strong history of building partnerships with some of the world’s most successful airlines. I know Marie-Louise will be a huge success in this role and will keep growing the business and supporting our customers”, said Martyn Holmes, CCO, Embraer CommercialAviation. “In addition, Marie-Louise’s personal engagement in driving sustainability in aviation and promoting diversity and inclusion, is a key component in our leadership values at Embraer.”

Philippe is the founder and President of the Women in Aviation Chapter Singapore, which promotes and drives diversity and inclusion in the aerospace sector.

Marie-Louise, an Austrian national, is married and has three children. She holds a degree in Business from Vienna University, is a keen sports woman and charity fund raiser, and recently competed in the 2023 Women’s Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.

About Embraer

A global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil, Embraer has businesses in Commercial and Executive aviation, Defense & Security and Agricultural Aviation. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing Services & Support to customers after-sales.

Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.

Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats and the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.

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Train-By-Wire Selects Use Before Flight’s QUANTUM Training Management Software

Train-By-Wire (TBW) has selected Use Before Flight’s QUANTUM training management software to power their new Lisbon, Portugal -headquartered Approved Training Organisation (ATO).

This partnership represents an exciting milestone for Use Before Flight, taking the first step, with TBW as their launch customer, into powering ATOs with a next-generation training management platform.

QUANTUM lives up to the latest desires from airlines to provide competent pilots aligned from day one with cutting-edge pilot training philosophies.

Use Before Flight organisation also remarks, “This is a proud moment for the whole team at Use Before Flight as we start engaging with forward-thinking dynamic ATOs, like Train-By-Wire (TBW). The team at TBW shares our vision for powerful yet intuitive software to drive their training both now and into the future as pilots move to the state-of-the-art competency-based approach.”

Train-By-Wire (TBW) – a pilot, instructor, crew, and ground staff training organisation – is thrilled to use QUANTUM as its core training management system. It can only see the massive potential the software already provides in its journey to becoming a ground-breaking EBT ATO organisation.

Use Before Flight is an award-winning company selected as a top-10 aviation solution provider in Europe by Aerospace & Defence Review magazine. They combine agile software development with top-level industry expertise to power airlines and ATOs moving to next-generation training management systems. Their market-leading product, QUANTUM, is the only product implemented for every type of globally approved pilot training system, including the latest EASA Baseline EBT performance-based regulation.

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Global Provider of Aviation Headsets and Helmet Solutions, Lightspeed Aviation, Announces Latest Appointment for President

Lightspeed Aviation, a leading global provider of premium aviation headsets and helmet solutions announced that Heider Lazzarini has joined the company as its new President.

Mr. Lazzarini brings more than 20 years of International executive experience in general management, marketing, product, and sales in consumer, commercial, industrial, and military/government markets. Reporting to Lightspeed Aviation’s founder and CEO Allan Schrader, Mr. Lazzarini will be responsible for all aspects of Lightspeed’s day-to-day operations while Mr. Schrader focuses on developing adjacent market opportunities utilizing existing and evolving technologies.

“I’m excited to turn over our ongoing business operations to Heider” said Allan Schrader, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Heider’s experience, combined with his passion and energy, provide the perfect accelerant for our expanding business opportunities.”

“With decades of being first to market with audio and now piloting safety solutions, I believe that Lightspeed has a tremendous opportunity to deliver new value for its customers and partners,” said Lazzarini. “I am very excited to be joining this seasoned team as the company continues to evolve its latest technology platform to enhance the flying experience for the Aviation market worldwide.”

Mr. Lazzarini most recently served as Vice President of Marketing for a platform of acquired companies: Audio Precision (U.S.), GRAS Sound and Vibration (Denmark), and imc Test & Measurement (Germany). Previously, he held various leadership positions in general management, marketing and product management at FLIR Systems, now Teledyne FLIR, and Gerber Gear, a division of FISKARS. Mr. Lazzarini received his MBA from the University of Oregon.

About Lightspeed Aviation

Lightspeed Aviation is a leading manufacturer of premium aviation headsets and helmet products. Since the first product was introduced in 1996 at AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, the company has established a reputation for leading innovation in the aviation acoustic solutions. In 2022, the company launched the first of a series of aviation headsets, layering life-saving technologies on top of its award-winning audio and ANR platform. With this, Lightspeed continues to live its mission of “creating products that protect and save lives”. Additionally, Lightspeed is a passionate supporter of initiatives to encourage the next generation of pilots through its support of programs including Young Eagles and Ray Scholars.

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Flight School Management Software Provider Flightlogger Participates in ATAC’s Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow 2023

FlightLogger, a provider of Flight Training Management software, participated in the Air Transport Association of Canada’s (ATAC) Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow 2023 in Montreal, Quebec held on November 14-16, 2023. ATAC’s Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow is the premier national gathering offering Canada’s best networking, learning, and sales opportunity for operators, suppliers, and government stakeholders involved in commercial aviation and flight training in Canada.

FlightLogger provides an all-in-one digital platform for managing the daily operations of a flight school in a standardized framework. Check out Flightlogger’s offering on its AFM Supplier Profile.

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CAE Signs Wide-Ranging Agreement for the Integration of Flight Operations Solutions Software at the Air India Group Airlines

CAE announced at the Dubai International Airshow that it has signed a multi-year contract to provide its advanced Crew Management and Operations Control solutions to the Air India Group airlines. As part of this wide-ranging agreement, in addition to the continued use of CAE’s Flight Planning solutions at Air India, CAE’s Operations Control and Crew Management solutions will be integrated at all Air India Group airlines, part of Tata Group, India’s largest conglomerate, which reacquired Air India in 2022.

“Customer delight and operational efficiencies are the twin objectives we aim to accomplish with the help of our operations systems. Efficiently helping our crew with day-of-operations activities and handling the recovery of crew operations at times of disruption are critical to providing our customers the efficient experience they expect from us. We are glad to partner with CAE in adopting their flight operations solutions in this journey of transformation we have embarked upon,” said Dr. Satya Ramaswamy, Air India’s Chief Digital and Technology Officer.

“We are excited to build upon our relationship with Air India and the Tata Group, said Pascal Grenier, CAE’s Senior Vice President, Flight Operations Solutions. “By leveraging CAE’s Integrated platform, data, automation, optimization and machine learning, CAE digital solutions will enable Air India and Air India Group airlines to enhance their operational performance and profitability around the world as they restructure, rebrand and add new routes.”

Under the new contract, the existing Flight Planning agreement with Air India will be expanded to include CAE’s Crew Manager, Crew Access, and Recovery Manager Ops & Recovery Manager Crew, providing proven and comprehensive support for both Air India and the Air India Group airlines. These advanced digital SaaS solutions are flexible, configurable and scalable, to enable superior, end-to-end flight operations management and represent a key driver of digital transformation.

The flag carrier of India, Air India boasts the largest international network in the region and offers the most nonstop routes connecting India with global destinations. Currently, CAE’s team of experts is working closely with Air India’s teams to ensure that the solutions are implemented and adopted in record time.

About Air India

Founded by the legendary JRD Tata, Air India pioneered India’s aviation sector. Since its first flight on October 15, 1932, Air India has built an extensive domestic network with non-stop flights to cities around the world, across the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Far East, South-East Asia, Australia, and the Gulf. After 69 years as a government-owned enterprise, Air India and Air India Express were welcomed back into the Tata group in January 2022.

About CAE

At CAE, we equip people in critical roles with the expertise and solutions to create a safer world. As a technology company, we digitalize the physical world, deploying software-based simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, we empower pilots, cabin crew, airlines, defence and security forces and healthcare practitioners to perform at their best every day and when the stakes are the highest. Around the globe, we’re everywhere customers need us to be with more than 13,000 employees in approximately 250 sites and training locations in over 40 countries. CAE represents more than 75 years of industry firsts—the highest-fidelity flight, mission and medical simulators and training programs powered by digital technologies. We embed sustainability in everything we do. Today and tomorrow, we’ll make sure our customers are ready for the moments that matter.

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Middle East Airline Selects Cabin Crew Training Equipment Provider, Spatial, to Supply an A350 Cabin Service Trainer

Spatial, the world’s leading provider of cabin crew training equipment, which is based in the UAE, is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement at the Dubai Air Show with Emirates Airline to supply an A350 cabin service trainer (CST). The device will be delivered in Summer 2024 to support the entry into service of the A350 to Emirates’ fleet.

The full cabin mock-up encompasses the business class, premium economy, and economy cabins, elevating Emirates’ world-class in-flight service training to new heights. The device will be built in the UAE and installed in Emirates’ dedicated cabin crew training facility.

The CST will be meticulously engineered to accurately replicate the distinctive features of Emirates’ new A350 fleet incorporating sophisticated communications and service-oriented facilities as well as Emirates’ superior cabin interiors.

Spatial, proudly rooted in the UAE, is rapidly expanding on a global scale and is an industry wide acknowledged leading manufacturer of cabin crew training equipment.

Marc Van Den Broucque, Spatial’s Managing Partner remarks, “We are thrilled to have been awarded this prestigious contract.  It is a tremendous privilege to contribute to the evolution of cabin crew training in the UAE. We are deeply appreciative of Emirates continued support for local talent.”

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Portuguese Flight School Enters into Partnership with Virtual Reality Pilot Training Solution Provider, VRpilot

Major Portuguese flight school, Nortávia, has entered a partnership with VRpilot to deliver interactive procedure training solutions for all phases of Nortávia’s ATPL program. This will provide their students and instructors with cutting-edge procedure training tools to maximize the efficiency of time spent in the aircraft and simulators.

Offering integrated ATPL courses at their Maia Aerodrome near Porto, Nortávia operates a diverse fleet of aircraft. VRpilot will deliver its VRflow procedure training platform for Nortávia’s training on the Cessna C152, Cessna 172, Tecnam P2006T, and Airbus A320.

Gonçalo Moreira, General Manager, Nortávia: “At Nortávia we are constantly looking for methods to improve our flight instruction and as such we have been seeking the best digital tools to complement our well-seasoned teaching techniques. With VRpilot, we are confident that our student pilots will benefit from accelerated learning of SOPs and cockpit flows. We expect it to reduce 10-15% in cockpit adaptation time, leading to more hours of effective flight training in the aircraft and in the simulator, crucial on the early development stages of any student. As we incorporate VRpilot into our curriculum, we remain committed to provide comprehensive guidance and support, ensuring that our students maximize the benefits of this advanced technology. Continuous feedback assessment will further aid us in refining our approach and optimizing the overall learning experience.”

Daniel Maass, Partner, VRpilot: “Nortávia has made an unprecedented move for a European flight school to integrate virtual reality procedure training across all phases of their ATPL training program, providing their students with the unique advantage of having the same technology available for procedure training from their first flight up to their MCC/APS course. We are proud to partner with Nortávia on shaping the pilot education of the future – today.”

Nortávia’s collaboration with VRpilot positions them as trailblazers in Portugal’s aviation education landscape. The integration of VRflow is set to distinguish Nortávia as the first Portuguese flight school to incorporate VR technology as an integral part of their pilot training curriculum.

Integrating VR into its ATPL program signifies a commitment to foster a new generation of highly skilled and competent aviators. By embracing VR technology, Nortávia aims to provide its students with a training experience that’s not only immersive but also highly effective.

About Nortávia

Established in 1989, Nortávia is a leading aviation training institution in the North of Portugal. Over the years, we have evolved from training private pilots and aerial work to specializing in professional pilot education. Our commitment to excellence is evident through ongoing investments in infrastructure, a fleet of 22 aircraft, and the adoption of cutting-edge glass cockpits and flight simulators. Located in the beautiful Vilar de Luz area near Porto, we’re dedicated to preparing the next generation of professional pilots for the dynamic aviation industry.

About VRpilot

VRpilot is a leading provider of virtual reality training solutions for the aviation industry. Its innovative VR technology is designed to enhance pilot and maintenance training by offering realistic, immersive experiences that improve skills and knowledge in a safe and controlled environment.

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