Building Independent Flight Departments

What we do!

 

Phase 1: Establishes the requirements and timeline for specific projects

  • Size
  • Area
  • Aircraft
  • Maintenance
  • Ground support equipment
  • Design

Phase 2: Temporary vs. permanent staff, infrastructure & systems, creation of vendor relationships

Aircrew Training

  • Simulator-based vs. in-aircraft training
  • Minimum regulatory standards
  • Flight training, initial and recurrent
  • Flight level operations training
  • Emergency training, initial and recurrent
  • Flight attendant training
  • Passenger training

Concierge Services

Transparent aircraft administration, operation and maintenance

Scheduler & dispatcher

International Operations for Schedulers and Dispatchers

3-Day Initial

At completion participants understand: services provided by an ITP service provider, available planning resources, itinerary planning, permits, slots, and airport constraints, and mitigating threats and errors in the international arena.

Overview

Global Mindset

  • Geography
  • ICAO Identifiers
  • Date Line/ZULU Time
  • Macro Meteorology
  • NOTAMS

Documentation

  • Aircraft
  • Crew
  • Passengers

Maximizing the Vendor Relationship

  • Service Companies
  • Handlers
  • Fuel Procurement
  • Ground Transportation Providers
  • Billing and Reconciliation

Permits and Slots

  • Domestic ARO
  • Runway Slots
  • Airway Slots
  • Airspace Permits
  • Landing Permits

Resources

  • Jeppesen Publications
  • AIP
  • IFIM
  • Acu-Kwik
  • UV-TRIP Planner
  • Travel Information Manual

Communication Channels

  • Aircraft Communications
  • ARINC/SITA/AFTN

Planning

Destination

  • Visa Requirements
  • Runway Slots
  • Airport Curfew
  • CIQ Hours
  • Parking Constraints
  • Permits
  • Hotels
  • Security Environment
  • Cultural Considerations

Itinerary Planning

  • Aircraft Range
  • Fatigue
  • Route Restrictions within Theatre
  • Permit Requirements
  • Acceptable Tech-Stops
  • Acceptable Alternates
  • Company Preferences
  • Prevailing Meteorological Considerations

International Arrival/Departure

  • Customs
  • Immigration
  • Agriculture
  • U.S. Designated AOE
  • Border Over-flight Exemptions
  • eAPIS
  • CANPASS
  • CARICOM eAPIS
  • Mexican eAPIS

Meteorology & NOTAMS

  • NOTAMS
  • METAR/TAF
  • TFRs

Flight Planning

  • Flight Planning Applications
  • Company Standards
  • Random Routes
  • Equal Time Points & Contingencies
  • Alternates

Regional Considerations

North Atlantic

  • OTS
  • C/N/S
  • Meteorology
  • Key Airfields
  • Flight Plan Routing

Europe

  • Eurocontrol
  • C/N/S
  • Meteorology
  • Key Airfields
  • Constricted Airfields
  • EU-ETS

Middle East

  • Permits
  • Key Airfields
  • Cultural Issues
  • Routings
  • Security

Africa

  • Permits
  • Key Airfields
  • Security Concerns
  • Cultural Issues

South East Asia

  • Permits
  • Slots
  • C/N/S
  • Routes
  • Key Airfields
  • Altitude Restrictions

Pacific

  • NOPAC
  • PACOTS
  • C/N/S
  • Key Airfields
  • Permits
  • Alternates

Recurrent Options

1 and 2 day recurrent courses that can be tailored to your needs and interests. Below are several examples of 1-day recurrent training programs.

North Atlantic/European Operations

  • North Atlantic Operations
  • European Operations
  • Flight Planning
  • Equal Time Points/Contingencies
  • Permits and Slots
  • International Arrival and Departure

Pacific Rim Operations

  • PACOTS Operations
  • Asia Operations
  • Flight Planning
  • Equal Time Points/Contingencies
  • Permits and Slots
  • International Arrival and Departure 


International Computerized Flight Planning

  • Systems
  • Architecture and Databases
  • Required Components
  • Equal Time Points
  • Organized Track Structures
  • ICAO Flight Plan 2014/Filing Flight Plans
  • Eurocontrol

Generic International Recurrent

  • ICAO/FAA Rules, Regulations and Annexes
  • Resources
  • Threat and Error Mitigation
  • Flight Planning
  • Destination Considerations
  • New and/or Upcoming International Mandates

Regional Review

  • North Atlantic
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Pacific Rim/Asia
  • India/China

Flight attendants

Aircraft maintenance operations

  • Inspection and maintenance requirements/options
  • Selecting appropriate maintenance facility
  • Maintenance personnel

Business aviation security

Industrial security in business aviation

Phase 3: Flight Operations

  • Develop policies, procedures, processes, and standards for the entire operational plan.

Phase 4: Streamline Transition

Establish long-term transition to in-house, stand alone, or autonomous operation while also considering out source options.

Phase 5: Sustained Assurance

  • FlightStart Solutions returns at specified intervals to assure that policies and procedures put in place are still being compiled with and supported at all levels in the organization.