Dassault has issued certificates to its two training partners, CAE and FlightSafety International, for demonstrating "full compliance with the requirements of the new Falcon Training Policy Manual". The certificates cover training of pilots, maintenance personnel and cabin crew on the high end business jet family "and ensure that the slightest change in aircraft design will immediately be reflected in the training syllabus", says Gerard Dailloux, Dassault Aviation's vice president, operational support.

The manual is intended to ensure that Falcon customers around the world are trained to the same high quality standard and equally benefit from the most up-to-date technical information on each aircraft they operate, says Dassault.

To obtain the qualification, FlightSafety International and CAE each underwent a stringent evaluation intended to identify variance from manual policy standards and update instructor skills, courseware and training tools and devices where needed to meet these standards. The training providers developed a process that involved intensive tracking of changes to aircraft design and flight documentation and drew heavily on customer feedback and internal quality audits.

"The certificates are valid for two years, which reflects the ongoing nature of the approval process and will be followed by individual aircraft approvals throughout 2013," says Dassault.

Source: Flight International