Planespeak chosen as RT training provider for Virgin Atlantic Airways
Planespeak recently attended London Heathrow Airport to instruct and examine eight Virgin Atlantic Airways engineers in radiotelephony, leading to the issue of the UK Flight Radiotelephony Operators Licence.
The course was conducted over two days at Virgin Atlantic's LHR maintenance training facility, with all delegates passing the CAA written examination paper on day one and the practical examination on day two.
Engineers that are approved to taxy aircraft are required to contact Air Traffic Control on VHF frequencies for repositioning aircraft to and from maintenance, engine ground runs etc.
Michael Wallace, Engineering training manager for Virgin Atlantic Airways says, "As a group we found PlaneSpeak’s course very good and pitched at the right level for the delegates. The instructor’s knowledge and willingness to adapt the training to suit our organisation was key to effective learning throughout the course. Planespeak have a very good understanding of how the organisation works and we’ll certainly be using his services again in future."
Andy Moon, of Planespeak states, "I'm pleased to working with Virgin Atlantic Airways, delivering quality, professional radiotelephony (RT) training that meets their specific needs. It's not just about passing the exams and getting the licence It's about educating delegates on the importance of correct RT phraseology. As well as teaching the RT, i'm also aiming to improve their situational awareness on ground operations that can help prevent runway incursions, one of the CAA's significant seven. It was an enjoyable two days and I look forward to working with Virgin Atlantic in the future."