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Bostonair Technical Training: Online Course Overview

1st March 2022

It’s that time again – the deadline to renew your online aviation training is creeping up on you.

Or maybe you’re just starting out in the aviation industry, you need your EWIS, Fuel Tank Safety and Human Factors but this is your first time buying it, and you’re not sure where to even start.

Sound familiar? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Thanks to our EASA & CAA UK Part 147 accreditation, we can provide you with the following online aviation training courses, both initial and continuation:

  1. EWIS
  2. Fuel Tank Safety
  3. Human Factors
  4. Dangerous Goods
  5. E-tops
  6. SMS
  7. Part 145: Production Planning
  8. Part M: Maintenance Planning Essentials

Phew! So now you’ve found a supplier for all the online courses you’re going to need, but now you’ve stumbled across another problem. Do you need all of them? How long are they valid for? How much time do you get to complete them? So many questions, it’s enough to put your head into a spin. Not to worry, our comprehensive guide to all our online aviation courses is just a scroll away – so have a read, find out everything you need to know before you press that ‘BUY NOW’ button and when you’re ready, get your online aviation training here.

Ready to get into it? Find our Online Aviation Training Courses Overview below!

  1. EWIS

EWIS, or Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems, is a mandatory course for all those working on aircraft maintenance and needs to be retaken every two years – so jot that down. The second thing you need to know is that EWIS is categorised into 8 groups, and the one you need depends on your role:
Group 1 & 2: Avionics Engineers

Group 4 & 5: Mechanics/Interior Fitters/Sheet Metal Workers

Group 6: Other service staff (De-icing Staff, Push Back Crew, Cleaners etc)

Group  7: Flight deck crew (Pilot/Co-pilot)
Group 8: Cabin Crew

Please note, this may differ per organisation, so always seek advice from your Quality Department.

For more information about our EWIS course, click here.

  1. Fuel Tank Safety

Another mandatory course, our Fuel Tank Safety online course satisfies the requirements of EASA ED/2009/007/A and FAA AC 120-97A of March 2009. It’s designed to give you everything you need to know about fuel system safety considerations, including historical incidents, ignition prevention, practical considerations, and theoretical background – so as you can imagine it’s an important one to have under your belt. Phase 1 & 2 are available as both initial and continuation courses on our website, so if you find yourself in need of renewing your Fuel Tank Safety certifications – head to our online training page.

  1. Human Factors

In every industry there’s always the chance of making a mistake – we’re only human after all. This course aims to eradicate that chance, by raising awareness of the implications of error, human limitations, safety culture and methods of communication within the aviation workplace – as you can imagine, this is a big deal in the aviation industry and so this course is also mandatory and must be renewed every two years.

Human Factors is a requirement for all EASA Part 147 approved organisations, and since Bostonair is EASA approved, you can find our Human Factors course here.

  1. Dangerous Goods

If you’re involved in the booking and ordering of dangerous goods, then this will be the course for you. If your role has absolutely nothing to do with this, then feel free to keep scrolling. Dangerous Goods is not a mandatory course and so therefore not everyone in the aviation industry must complete it.

But if you are one of the lucky few who must undergo Dangerous Goods training, it would be useful to know our online training course covers the recognition of the classes of dangerous goods and how to handle, label and document them correctly.

If you’re not sure whether you need this course, it’s best to ask your Quality Department just to be on the safe side. Once you do know, you can buy it here.

  1. ETOPS

What is ETOPS? Extended range Twin-engine Operational Performing Standards. Besides being a bit of a mouthful, our ETOPS training satisfies the requirements of EASA AMC 20-6 rev.2 Effective: 23/12/2019 Annex II to ED Decisions 2010/012/R of 16/12/2010 and FAA AC-120-42B. ETOPS is designed to give students like you a better understanding of the regulation, history, approvals, legislation and so much more surrounding what ETOPS is.

ETOPS was put in place to ensure that twin-engine aircraft adhere to a specific set of rules before take-off. It means that approved planes can fly for longer and further away from airports suitable for an emergency landing, making flying to more remote locations easier and more efficient. Since the plane will be flying further out, it’s imperative to ensure it is safe to do so.

If you will be working on an ETOPS approved aircraft, you’re going to have to be ETOPS approved yourself (they can’t have just anyone working on the engines, can they?) to buy yours now click here.

  1. SMS

Safety Management Systems – as you can imagine, are crucial to running a safe working environment, especially in the aviation industry. Our SMS course will take you through the ins and outs of developing and maintaining an effective Safety Management System within your organisation. Although the course is mainly aimed at those staff involved in the development and management of the SMS, such as: Safety Managers; Accountable Managers; and Quality / Compliance Management, safety is a universal constant and, as the new Part CAMO (Annex VII GM2 CAMO.A.305(g) Personnel requirements) suggests, awareness of such systems should be filtered from top-level management to the boots on the ground.

 

7. Dangerous Goods by Air Awareness

The Aviation Freight industry is at an all-time high, with millions of tonnes of different items/materials being transported by air all across the world every second. Our Dangerous Goods Awareness course covers the necessary requirements for IATA Categories 6 – 12: maintenance staff; aircrew; check-in staff; and security screeners, to be able to work safely around the hazardous material that they may be subjected to in their day-to-day role.
Pulled straight from the latest IATA DGR, the training delves into why personnel involved within the aviation industry need to have an appreciation and working understanding of Dangerous Goods; the regulatory background of DG and how IATA and the UN work together; how to properly identify varying DG; and the proper procedures of working with DG.

8. EASA Part 145, Part M & Part CAMO

Mainly aimed at the management level of an organisation, our legislation courses will take you through all you need to know about the relevant legislation and rules for your organisation. Covering EASA’s Basic Regulation and the theory behind what each organisation needs to do to remain compliant to their respective regulation.

Now you should know everything you need to know about which online aviation courses are right for you. It may be a lot to take in at first especially if you’re just starting, but that’s what we’re here for – to guide you through the process and leave you fully prepared for your career in aviation. If you have any questions about our online courses, email us at enquiries@bostonairtraining.com. Or alternatively, check out our Easy Purchasing Guide at the bottom of our online training page.

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