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Lithium batteries – online training

Learn more about LITHIUM BATTERIES

Are you too precautious or are you oblivious? Do you know lithium batteries are the most widely used dangerous goods?
Do you know lithium batteries are the most common forgotten dangerous goods?
Do you know how to transport lithium batteries by air?
No?
That is completely understandable. The regulations regarding lithium batteries transported by air are complex, because they are the most preferred energy source and used in a lot of different consumer goods.
In this comprehensive e-learning training we highlight the specifics and typical issues regarding lithium batteries.
So level up your knowledge on this topic in less than an hour!

Ciconia is pleased that this e-learning training course is now available! You can register here: https://ciconia-aviation.thinkific.com/courses/lithium-batteries

Hop you will find this training course helpful and rewarding!

RAMP INSPECTION INITIAL & PRACTICAL CLASSROOM TRAINING COURSEs COMING SOON!

In these challenging times, demand for Ramp Inspection Initial Theoretical Training in a classroom environment remains. Also consideration should be given to the fact that the associated Ramp Inspection Initial Practical Training should preferably be done on a real aircraft at an airport ramp or in a hangar.

Because of measures related to the COVID-19 situation are being relaxed, we are pleased to announce that classroom training will recommence this summer!

Therefore we provide opportunities with the following training courses that are now scheduled for 2021:

23 – 26 August 2021

8 – 11 November 2021

The venue will be Schiphol Airport, the Netherlands.

In case above dates are not convenient, please contact us so we may find an appropriate solution.

For further information, please contact us at info@ciconia-aviation.com. We hope we may be of service to your organisation.

New e-learning: ICAO TI Amendment 2021-2022 (Doc 9284)

A quick breakdown of the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods By Air 2021-2022 (Doc 9284).

On a two yearly basis ICAO updates its Dangerous Goods regulations. In this e-learning demo of less than 15 minutes, Ciconia Aviation Services introduces you to the main changes, contained in the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods By Air 2021-2022 (ICAO Doc 9284).

To access the e-learning module please click on the link: https://ciconia-aviation.thinkific.com/courses/DG-ICAO-rev-2021-2022

After having reviewed the e-learning demo and when interested in the topic of Dangerous Goods, follow-up training services can be provided by Ciconia Aviation by means of additional e-learning modules, virtual classroom training, actual classroom training or a combination thereof.

Please contact us at info@ciocnia-aviation.com.   

Also in the following leaflet, further details are provided related to Dangerous Goods e-learning courses.

 

Our portfolio of Dangerous Goods e-learning courses will soon expand with a new module on Lithium Batteries. When the Lithium Batteries e-learning module will come on-line, you will receive a notification.   

Ramp Inspection INITIAL training in fall 2020

In these challenging times, demand for Ramp Inspection Initial Theoretical Training in a classroom environment remains. Also needs to be considered that the associated Ramp Inspection Initial Practical Training should be done on a real aircraft at an airport ramp or in a hangar.

Because of the COVID-19 situation, we will limit the number of attendees that can be accepted in the classroom and on the (demo) aircraft. Therefore we provide several training opportunities with the following 3 training courses that are now scheduled for fall 2020:

  • Hannover, Germany

14 – 17 September 2020

  • Schiphol, the Netherlands

5 – 8 October 2020

  • Malta

12 – 15 October 2020

In case you would like to attend, please contact us at info@ciconia-aviation.com. We hope we may be of service to your organisation.

 

  

FligHT OPS training 4-5 March 2020

On 4-5 March 2020 (Wednesday & Thursday) Ciconia Aviation will offer a Flight Operations training course for RI (SAFA/SACA) inspectors.

The overall objective of the training course is to improve the Inspector’s familiarization with the requirements of the SAFA/SACA programme regarding the inspection items A13 (Flight Preparation) and A14 (Mass & Balance Calculation), with a view to enhancing their ability to assess the documents associated with the topics as presented by flight crew in the short time available during a turnaround, and in the close confines of the cockpit area.

This 2 day course gives participants insight into the flight preparation activities pilots typically carry out during turnaround. One day and a half will be in a classroom environment. In the afternoon of the second day, role play exercises will be held in a flight simulator with an experienced pilot in the captain’s seat. This provides a unique opportunity for the inspectors to further improve their crew interaction skills as well as to bring the knowledge gained in the classroom into practice.

The training course will be delivered by two experienced OPS & Ramp Inspection instructors.

In case of interest you are kindly invited to contact Ciconia Aviation at info@ciconia-aviation.com

New offer: E-learning dangerous goods

In cooperation with company HACE, Ciconia Aviation is now offering Dangerous Goods (DG) training by means of e-learning. The on-line modules can be tailored to the specific needs of your organisation. In addition, the courses are developed in accordance with the new ICAO training philosophy and as such already complies with foreseen ICAO amendments. Details can be found here:

A demo of the first module ‘General Philosophy to Dangerous Goods’ can be found here: https://www.hace-online.com/012019/Module%201/multiscreen.html

The demo clearly gives an impression about the ‘look and feel’ of our e-learning offering. In case of interest we are very much looking forward to hear from you.

You may contact us at info@ciconia-aviation.com

Training course – Drones (UAV) and the regulatory framework

Are you ready for the new regulations? In June 2020 your CAA will need to have detailed knowledge on UAV operations and regulations. Sign up for a 3-days practical training (2-4 December 2019) during the Amsterdam Drone Week and also gain flying skills. Registration for our training course also includes admission to the EASA High Level Conference on Drones (5-6 December 2019). Further details can be found here: https://www.ciconia-aviation.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/dfc-cursus-brochure-final.pdf

Feel free to contact us about this unique training at info@ciconia-aviation.com

SAFA training courses coming soon!

Soon (1 September 2019) some important changes will come into force for the European Ramp Inspection (RI) SAFA/SACA Programme. Changes comprise Manufacturing Data, Ramp Inspection Manual (RIM), amended Ramp Inspection Instructions (RIIs), System Wide Coordination (SWC) etc. 

Therefore staff of your organisation may be interested to attend one of the following training courses:

23-24 September 2019 (Monday & Tuesday)

Ramp Inspection Recurrent Training Course

Schiphol, the Netherlands

21-24 October 2019 (Monday – Thursday) 

Ramp Initial Theoretical and Practical Training Course

Schiphol, the Netherlands

Unique feature of this course is the practical training provided over 2 days, allowing to visit 2 or 3 widebody aircraft.

The training material presented will already incorporate recent changes related to EU/EASA AMC & Guidance Material (the AMC and GM to Part-ARO — Issue 3, Amendment 9 dated 27 Feb. 2019), the Ramp Inspection Manual ((RIM) issue 1 dated 20/03/2019) and EU/EASA Inspection Instructions (INST.RI.01/003 dated 20/03/2019).

Attendees to these training courses have, very often, a diverse background. Working for National Aviation Authorities (NAAs) or, in some cases, airlines and originating from Europe, Russian Federation, Middle East or Africa. This facilitates an interesting exchange of experience among the attendees. As a result, previous attendees were satisfied with these courses. You do not want to miss this opportunity and there are still seats available!

In case of interest you are kindly invited to contact Ciconia Aviation at info@ciconia-aviation.com

Ciconia Aviation is a recognised expert leader in the field of Ramp Inspection services. We offer advisory, training and managed services in this field. Our training services are offered under our EASA RITO (Ramp Inspection Training Organization) approval. Beside scheduled training courses in the Netherlands, we frequently provide training at the location of the customer. 

Flight OPS training 4-5 November 2019

On 4-5 November 2019 (Monday & Tuesday) Ciconia Aviation will offer a Flight Operations training course for RI (SAFA/SACA) inspectors.

The overall objective of the training course is to improve the Inspector’s familiarization with the requirements of the SAFA/SACA programme regarding the inspection items A13 (Flight Preparation) and A14 (Mass & Balance Calculation), with a view to enhancing their ability to assess the documents associated with the topics as presented by flight crew in the short time available during a turnaround, and in the close confines of the cockpit area.

This 2 day course gives participants insight into the flight preparation activities pilots typically carry out during turnaround. One day and a half will be in a classroom environment. In the afternoon of the second day, a 30-minute role play exercises will be held in a flight simulator with an experienced pilot in the captain’s seat. This provides a unique opportunity for the inspectors to further improve their crew interaction skills as well as to bring the knowledge gained in the classroom into practice.

In case of interest you are kindly invited to contact Ciconia Aviation at info@ciconia-aviation.com

RAMP INSPECTION FLEET REVIEW OF UK BASED AIRLINE

Recently an UK based airline, asked Ciconia to perform an independent verification of their fleet for Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA)/Ramp Inspection compliance. During a few days an experienced Ciconia inspector/instructor worked with senior staff of the airline.

The services we provided to the airline were:

  • Instruct the airline staff on the 2019 changes of the EU Ramp Inspection programme which will have an impact on the airline operation;
  • Act as subject matter expert in various Questions  & Answer sessions with the airline licensed staff;
  • Several aircraft of the airline’s fleet were inspected for compliance with ICAO (SAFA) and EU/EASA Standards (SACA);
  • Review and advice on SAFA findings previously reported to the airline;
  • Advice on the corrective and preventive actions carried out by the airline.

The SAFA compliance fleet review has been appreciated by the airline as it contributes to the prevention of future SAFA/Ramp Inspection findings and it supports the airline’s goal to maintain a low SAFA/Ramp Inspection ratio.