MINT Software Systems announces a service agreement with Flight Training International to deliver the SaaS version of the MINT Training and Resource Management System to all its training centers.
The agreement with Flight Training International, an FAA approved training center authorized under Title 14, Part 142, includes the delivery of the MINT TRMS planning, records and e-grading edition, that allows the “anytime, anywhere” access to training schedules, forms for electronic grading and system administration. It simplifies and optimizes the management of instructor allocation, classroom distribution, student allocation, course scheduling and the planning and optimization of flight simulator schedules.
According to the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, the number of people traveling by air is rising worldwide and will continue to climb approximately 4.6 percent annually through 2034. They also project around 32,000 new passenger and cargo aircraft will need to be built within the next 20 years. Airbus’ main competitor, Boeing concurs, which is why both aircraft companies are stepping up production to meet increasing aircraft orders from around the globe.
Pilots will be needed to fly all these new aircraft, and of course, someone will have to train these pilots how to fly these aircraft safely and help them stay current as they advance in their career. Aviation technology has become increasing digital and complex and will continue well into the future with total system overhauls, both in the air and on the ground. The only way to keep ahead of the technology curve is to train, train, and train.
Chances Are You’ll Fly an Airbus Someday.
If you’re flying for a commercial airline or planning to make it a career, you’re probably going to spend some time flying an Airbus A320, A330 or A340. These aircraft are some of the most popular commercial aircraft and are continually being upgraded by Airbus to increase their longevity of use. In fact, Airbus spends up to 300 million euros annually investing in improvements on their short-to-long range A320 series aircraft and about 150 million euros making improvements on their wide-body A330 series aircraft. Their investment in the globe-trotting A340 is no less impressive as they are presently pushing its range to 9,000 nautical miles by 2017. The good news for Airbus pilots looking to move up to the mammoth A380 is that it uses much of the same technology as its smaller siblings.
Flight Training International Is Ready to Help.
As a leading Part 141 advanced airline pilot training school, Flight Training International is gearing up for the anticipated airline pilot training demands from around the globe. We are an FAA approved training facility which provides type-ratings for the A320, A330 and the A340. We employ over 100 current and former Part 121 airline pilots as instructors, who bring their real-world experience flying Airbus aircraft to the one-on-one individual training they provide our students.
For pilots seeking recurrency or requalification in our Airbus and Boeing specific models, we have state-of-the-art FAA approved flight simulators to return them to total proficiency.
Given the expected increase in worldwide air travel, the need for competent, proficient pilots grows every day. Many in the industry have already voiced concerns of a worldwide pilot shortage in the coming years. As older pilots retire and more airline and cargo pilot are promoted to the left seat, the need for well-trained pilots will continue to grow. Flight Training International is ready to train and keep those pilots current with the best technological tools and flight instructors in the industry.
Recently, Flight Training International had the privilege of training the crew of the new B747-400 Global SuperTanker – the largest, fastest, and longest-range aerial firefighting asset in the world!
The Global SuperTanker, a converted Boeing 747-400 aircraft, joins the world’s fleet of aerial firefighting tankers. It is the newest VLAT (Very Large Air Tanker) in operation, but with almost twice the capacity of the next largest aerial tanker.
On May 5, 2016, the Global SuperTanker Spirit of John Muir celebrated its official homecoming in Colorado Springs. The Spirit of John Muir dazzled nearly 300 guests with a low flyby, at just 400 feet, and a demonstration drop of nearly 10,000 gallons of water. The converted Boeing 747-400, will be available to assist the U.S. Forest Service and emergency responders across the country fight the ever-growing threat of wildfires.
2015 was one of the most devastating wildfire seasons in American history, with more than 10 million acres of land burned and billions of dollars of damage inflicted on homes and property. The U.S. Forest Service has warned that 2016 could be even worse. Already serious wildfires have already broken out this year in Virginia, Oklahoma, and Kansas, burning over 400,000 acres and threatening the lives, livelihoods, and homes of millions. As the U.S. Forest Service and state emergency responders across the nation continue their hazardous and exemplary work, they can soon look forward to mobilizing a powerful new tool in their arsenal: the Global SuperTanker Spirit of John Muir.
The SuperTanker operates without any speed, altitude or operational restriction and provides a level of safety to ground personnel, property and natural resources unmatched by any other tanker, civilian or military. The exceptional and superior performance of the SuperTanker is such that it departs 200,000+ pounds below maximum allowable gross weight and can land immediately without dumping fuel or retardant if the operation is cancelled.
Its dash speed of nearly 600 mph allows it to be almost anywhere in the U.S. in approximately 2.5 hours, avoiding potential traffic and ramp congestion at smaller retardant bases. Operating from its base in Colorado springs, the SuperTanker can reach virtually any point in North America in approximately 4.5 hours, ready to discharge its full load of almost 20,000 gallons of retardant before landing.
With true Global reach, the SuperTanker can be almost anywhere in the world in under 20 hours, including fuel stops, if necessary. Configured with 14 first class seats and 2 bunks for the support staff and additional flight crew, the SuperTanker arrives ready to begin previously coordinated flight operations with the host agency.
Flight Training International (FTI) was selected as the exclusive flight training provider for the USAF C-40B of the Air Force’s 89th Airlift Wing
FTI will perform initial, refresher, recurring pilot training for flight crews of the USAF C-40B, which is based on the Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 commercial aircraft.
The United States Air Force 89th Airlift Wing is based out of Andrews AFB and provides global special air mission airlift, logistics, aerial port and communications for the president, vice president, cabinet members, senior military commanders and elected leaders as tasked by the White House, the Air Force Chief of Staff and Air Mobility Command.
For more information about the USAF 89th Airlift Wing, visit their web page at: http://www.andrews.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=4748
Looking to Get a Boeing 777 Initial Type Rating?
Bring a partner and take advantage of our reduced price!
Just $11,500 per Student
Hiring at the major airlines is starting to ramp up again – take advantage of this opportunity by registering for our Boeing 777 Initial Accelerated Type Rating Course for $11,500 per student with a training partner at our training facility in Denver, Colorado.
Here is what our 8-Day Accelerated Boeing 777 Type Rating Includes:
- 32 Hours of Computer Based Home Study
- 40 Hours of Home Study with Manuals
- 8 Hours of Ground Instruction
- 24 Hours of Full Motion Simulator (12 hrs left seat/12 hrs right seat with partner)
- Oral Exam
- 4 Hours Simulator/FAA ATP Checkride (2 hrs left seat/2 hrs right seat with partner)
- A Set of Electronic Training Manuals
The course is offered in Denver, CO and is usually completed in 8 days.
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