“MASCO is keen to maintain the highest training standard of its technical staff. With the directives of MEA leadership a cooperation was launched with Airbus training to find solutions around the restrictions due to the pandemic and in compliance with the regulatory requirements. MEA and Airbus Training facilities are perfectly aligned with similar standards of equipment (hardware and software) which helped in obtaining the needed approvals.This experience proved to be successful and the trainees were relaxed and felt as if they were attending a standard training session in a normal classroom environment in full compliance with the imposed regulatory rulings. They were able to communicate with the instructor clearly and with no restrictions. Airbus’ distant live training solution actually provided us with an excellent alternative to the theoretical training that suited our needs especially during these times.”
Randa El-Radi, Head of Training, Technical Training Department,
Mideast Aircraft Services Company (MASCO - a subsidiary of Middle East Airlines)
There are obvious benefits to this distance learning in today’s restricted environment as well as in the longer term; however, it remains just one of the options available for training. Some trainees and training managers prefer face-to-face instructor-led courses such as the Airbus Competence Training (ACT) concept which sequences both theoretical and practical sessions.
And recently developed in both a traditional or a synchronous distance learning format is the Aircraft Return To Operation course. It provides maintenance personnel with a background knowledge of the systems needed to be operated and tested to return an aircraft to operation after being parked or stored.* It reviews and highlights the most critical aspects of the work to be done and enhances awareness to minimise errors when performing the job.
*Read more about parking and storing aircraft: Protecting precious assets - FAST April 2020
Examples of synchronous distance learning for structure & maintenance training:
(accessible for customers with login to AirbusWorld portal)
The above courses are applicable to all aircraft types.