14-Feb-2012 Source: StandardAero
StandardAeroâ€™s Helicopter Programs business announced today that 2011 was another successful year for its M250 industry training efforts, certifying 130 students from 38 different companies/agencies in ten different countries.
Course participants came from across the globe, including Canada, U.S., France, Australia, Singapore, New Guinea, Korea, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Bangladesh. The one-to-two week courses provided engineers, mechanics, technicians, quality managers and others, with the knowledge and hands-on experience involving best M250 maintenance practices. All coursework was taught by two experienced StandardAero instructors.
â€œWeâ€™re fortunate to have two of the industryâ€™s best technicians on our team,â€ said Manny Atwal, Vice President, Helicopter Programs, StandardAero. â€œWalter Kampen and Pete Mahaffy combined, have over 60 years of profound knowledge and hands-on experience. These two men have collectively instructed over 5,000 students which constitutes a significant proportion of the worldâ€™s field level maintenance professionals. It is without a doubt that Walter and Peteâ€™s courses play an important role in extending the legacy of the M250 engine to our continually evolving industry.â€
â€œAir Methods Corporation has enrolled more than 50 mechanics in M250 series engine classes provided by StandardAero over the past several years,â€ said Steve Frazer, Quality Assurance Manager, Air Methods Corporation. â€œWe in the Maintenance Training Department have received very positive feedback about these classes from our mechanics. We hope to continue this education for our mechanics, because we are strongly committed to the concept that quality maintenance training is an integral part of aviation safety.â€
In 2011, StandardAeroâ€™s M250 customer training programs produced the following results:
For over 40 years, StandardAero has offered its training courses. The courses, authorized by both Rolls-Royce and Transport Canada for credit towards recurrent training, integrate engine theory and hands-on application of maintenance practices on a training engine. Every component of the M250 engine is examined (compressor assembly, turbine assembly, accessory gearbox assembly, combustion assembly) including the engineâ€™s vital operating systems (lubrication system, fuel system, electrical system, bleed & anti-ice system). In addition, students are familiarized with the history of the M250 engine and its evolution into the current FADEC systems.