Since adding Storm Aviation in the end of 2011, an aircraft maintenance training organization FL Technics Training has further expanded its capabilities. The company is now ready to offer training programmes not only for narrow-body aircraft but also for the wide-bodied ones as well as more than 150 practical and theoretical training courses under the EASA Part 147 certificate.

“The joined capabilities of the two companies have enabled us to expand the range of our training courses and further increase the quality of services. As a result, FL Technics Training is now ready to offer both theoretical and practical aircraft maintenance training courses not only for narrow body aircraft, but also for such wide- bodied aircraft as Boeing 747/777/767 and Airbus A380/A340/A330. It has significantly strengthened the company’s position not only in the European and the CIS markets, but also in Africa, the Middle East and Asia,” – says the Deputy Head of FL Technics Training Dainius Sakalauskas.

Based on the recent aviation experts’ forecasts, the most marketable aircraft type to watch out for in the upcoming several decades is the twin-aisle one. It is expected to account for 22% of all aircraft deliveries thus becoming the fastest growing segment of the market. According to D.Sakalauskas, 163 aircraft was ordered at Dubai Airshow. During the show Emirates alone agreed upon purchasing 50 new Boeing 777s thus further expanding the carrier’s all-wide-body fleet. Wide-body aircraft currently comprise just over half the region’s fleet; however the proportion is set to grow. The wide-body type of aircraft accounts for more than 70% of all aircraft on order in the region. Recently, the Air France-KLM Group has finalized an order for 25 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The expanding aviation market in the Asian-Pacific region and other emerging economies is also constantly increasing the number of Boeing and Airbus twin-aisle (B787 and A380) orders.

“Integrating new technologies requires major investments into both modern equipment and technical training. Naturally, the market calls for highly skilled and qualified personnel. Training programs must be modified to reflect the newest trends as well. They need to be focused on gaining the optimum advantage of the innovative features not only for narrow-body type of aircraft, but also for the new generation of wide-body ones. As the demand for maintenance personnel grows along with the expanding new generation fleets, the competitive industry will be in need of competitive partners. Our philosophy is simple – by sharing our knowledge and expertise we are able to deliver a full package of training solutions to our customers. By following the tendencies, in the nearest future we are planning to introduce aircraft maintenance training program for A380” – states D. Sakalauskas.

FL Technics Training offers a wide spectrum of customised solutions, ranging from basic maintenance training to aircraft type training and specialized aviation training, which includes engineering and planning, quality system, EASA Regulation Part-145, Part-M and fuel tank safety courses. The aircraft maintenance training organisation provides training services at the FL Technics Training premises in Lithuania for diverse aircraft types such as Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321/A330/A340, A380, ATR 42/72, CRJ 100/200, Boeing 737CL/ 737 NG/ 757/767/747/777, Saab – 340/2000. Training programs can be tailored to meet the specific needs and requirements of individual clients. Theoretical and practical type training courses and examinations for narrow- and wide- body aircraft in accordance with current European requirements is for categories A, B1, B2, and C.

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