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Washington, DC, Feb. 7, 2023 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) publication of the first standardized aircraft-specific training curriculum. This first curriculum for Gulfstream GV series aircraft is the work of the Training Standardization Working Group (TSWG), formed in 2020.
“NBAA applauds the FAA’s efforts to work with industry and publish this curriculum promptly,” said NBAA’s Brian Koester, CAM, director of flight operations and regulations, and the TSWG industry chair. “The standardized curriculum concept will change the future of Part 135 training by creating efficiencies in the industry’s training system and providing higher-quality training events.”
David Boulter, acting associate administrator for aviation safety at the FAA, announced publication of the draft GV standardized training curriculum at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) during the popular Meet the Regulators session. There, he highlighted the importance of industry support in initiating the standardization concept and developing the curricula.
Representatives from training centers, operators, aircraft manufacturers and industry associations make up the TSWG, with several NBAA committee members actively participating.
The GV standardized curriculum is just the first of a broad-scope initiative to create standardized training curricula for many aircraft types. Adoption of these curricula, which include a focus on scenario-based training, is voluntary, but operators that adopt these curricula should see real efficiencies and improvements in training over time.
“This standardized aircraft curriculum is the outcome of several years of advocacy and effort towards streamlining relationships between Part 142 training centers and Part 135 operators,” said Koester. “We applaud the ongoing effort of those involved and look forward to the next curricula in the standardized training development, which are prioritized by aircraft type to meet industry demand.”
The Citation Excel and Hawker 800 standardized curricula are under development.
Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 10,000 company and professional members and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at nbaa.org.
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