A Falcon maintenance technician training program which blends CAE simulation-based theoretical instruction with the option for practical aircraft experience at Dassault’s factory is completing its second year in Bordeaux, France.
The EASA approved four to five week B1/B2 training program began in January 2010 and has trained more than 200 Falcon 7X, Falcon 900EX EASy and Falcon 2000EX EASy technicians from around the world for Falcon operators, the Dassault front-line Customer Service Team and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities.
In addition to instructors with more than 25 years average experience, the theoretical program features CAE SimfinityTM simulation-based multi-screen classrooms, 360-degree virtual tours of the cockpit, aircraft cabin and service bays, a CAE Simfinity Integrated Procedures Trainer, and visits to the Dassault factory to visualize aircraft during early production stages and near final certification. Timed to coordinate with the CAE training schedule, Dassault Aviation also offers a two week follow-on EASA approved practical training course leading to a type-rating maintenance certification.
CAE has passed the rigorous requirements of Dassault Aviation’s Falcon Training Policy Manual (FTPM) quality system audit, the highest level attainable by a flight and maintenance training organization.