European Airline Training Symposium (EATS), Berlin | October 29, 2019–Volotea, the Barcelona-based airline, has chosen Airbus to train all its pilots following the signature of an exclusive five-year contract. The training, which will commence in January 2020, includes Type-Rating* as well as long-term Recurrent** training linked to Volotea’s growing fleet of Airbus A319s – which will exceed 50 aircraft in 2023. The organization of the training plan is currently on-going, paving the way for the ‘go-live’ next year.

Volotea’s trainees will benefit from long-term use of Airbus’ full-flight simulators – located throughout Airbus’ Training Centre Network – and will be taught by a pool of expert pilot instructors, drawn from both Airbus and Volotea. The flexible training scheme will benefit from the cross-fertilization of both Volotea’s and Airbus’ respective expertise and standards. To this end, the airline is initially inducting four of its pilot instructors into Airbus’ training regime, while in parallel, Airbus is aligning around 20 of its own instructors in collaboration with Volotea’s operational requirements. As the airline progressively expands its A319 fleet, the size of the joint instructor pool is expected to commensurably increase. Volotea has selected the Airbus A319 as the model for its planned fleet expansion.

Airbus Services provides state-of-the-art training solutions to ensure safe, reliable and economically-efficient operations on all Airbus aircraft throughout their lifecycle. Airbus is on-hand to offer support every step of the way. A comprehensive and tailored training portfolio is designed and developed by Airbus for airline pilots, cadets, cabin crews, performance & operations engineers, maintenance personnel and structure & repair specialists.

 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida | June 8, 2017–DaVinci Inflight Training Institute, the brand new, first comprehensive professional flight attendant training school in the world, will be participating at next week’s NBAA Flight Attendant Conference as a gold level sponsor and presenter during the Long Beach, CA, event June 13-15.

Following a successful week at the recent EBACE in Geneva, Paula Kraft, founder of DaVinci, will be attending the conference with Scott Arnold, well-known business aviation cabin safety trainer and DaVinci partner, who will provide cabin safety training as well as inflight service, etiquette, and career development courses.

The soon-to-be-completed 6,500 square foot facility will open for tours and classes this summer and is based at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in Florida. In co-operation with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, students will be able to enroll for several online courses, available as stand-alone programs or blended, designed to be completed prior to attending a specific course at the new facility. The wide variety of online courses include topics such as: SMARTtraveler, The Professional You, Pilot Essentials, Food Allergens, Special Meal Planning, Menu Writing, and updates on the Food Safety Modernization Act and Safety Management System training–relating the catering prepared and served on board–as well as proper handling for food served from global catering sources, including aviation caterers, restaurants, hotels and home chefs.

The multi-purpose facility includes a mock flight department area that will test graduates on the entire cabin service experience. Bespoke products and services, including butler training, new galley technology, food packaging and presentation, will also be available at DaVinci ensuring greater passenger safety and satisfaction.

Drawing on his decades of experience as a cabin safety trainer for numerous business aviation flight departments, Scott Arnold has designed all of the DaVinci courses to include soft skills, service etiquette, – cabin safety programs at the preliminary and elite level. Included in the courses offered, there will be numerous culinary classes covering a multitude of topics for a single day of attendance to weeklong in-depth elite classes. Classes have been capped at 12 students to maximize the training experience for all levels of experience, and focus on the development of each student.

“Our -school stands apart from the rest of the other training companies as we will not only provide industry expert programs but also from current life experiences. Every instructor is experienced and currently working as a corporate flight attendant, cabin crew, caterer, we are at DaVinci literally ‘talking the talk’ and ‘walking the walk’. Our programs are continually updated to be the most relevant, current, and innovative in our ever-changing industry. TrainDAVINCI’s unique teaching approach will not only engage our students but also empower them to be successful. All of our cabin safety courses are CRM driven and focus on communication skills and the cabin crew and flight deck experience during an emergency,” underlined Scott Arnold.