AIR SEYCHELLES KICKS OFF A SERIES OF TRAINING SESSIONS IN PREPARATION FOR A320NEO ARRIVAL
(Posted 19th April 2019)
(Eng. Michael Mahn seen here with key Air Seychelles staff during one of the training sessions / Picture courtesy of Air Seychelles)
Air Seychelles has over the past few months started to implement its training calendar in preparation for the delivery of the A320neo set for July 2019.
Last week, key staff members from the Technical Operations, Project Management including Flight Operations team as well as representatives from the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority attended the A320neo general familiarization training held in-house at the Air Seychelles head office in Pointe Larue.
The training held over four days, delivered by Mr. Michael Mahn, an experienced engineer from Airbus, provided the participants a general overview of the airframe that is the whole mechanical structure of the new aircraft. Currently another batch of staff members from similar areas within the business are also taking part in the training which commenced on Monday the 15th of April and lasted until Thursday the 18th of April, 2019.
During the month of February the Airbus Hamburg Training Centre welcomed the first group of Air Seychelles aircraft engineers as part of its comprehensive A320neo training programme. The agenda composed of both theory and on-the-job experience provided the technical operations team further knowledge on how to conduct maintenance on the A320neo besides having the chance to view the Airbus assembly line.
Held as from Monday the 18th of February until Wednesday the 27th of February the sessions in Hamburg were attended by engineers Clyne De -Letourdis, David Saminaden and Denys Assan.
In addition to that, as from Tuesday the 05th of February until Thursday the 07th of February, Manager Cabin Safety Standards, Magdalena Hubert and Manager for Cabin Safety Training Programmes, Dereck Charlette also had the chance to participate in the Airbus A320neo safety training held at the Airbus Training Centre Europe in Toulouse.
The training will proceed over the next upcoming months as part of the entry into service programme of the new Air Seychelles A320neo aircraft.
The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority in the meantime is progressing the type approval of this new aircraft which had not been registered in the Seychelles before and therefore requires additional regulatory approvals and licencing measures.