Malta based Academy 147 has launched a new business unit focused on offering its popular business jet maintenance training courses in North America.
Academy 147 was founded in 2014 by a group of American entrepreneurs with a dream to build a mobile training school that goes to the customer and performs on-location maintenance training with a “hands-on” approach using active and experienced technicians to teach its courses.
The company has selected Las Vegas, Nevada as its hub and will be offering a variety of courses in Nevada and California, starting in late 2018 on popular business aircraft like the Bombardier Global, Challenger, Dassault Falcon 900, 2000 as well as several Gulfstream aircraft.
According to the company’s CEO – Andy Trinchero – “Las Vegas is naturally a great place for training. Many conventions and events are held in Las Vegas, the climate is moderate during the winter, hotels are readily available, not to mention the fact that it’s a major hub for business aviation. Our main focus is offering training at the customers’ facility, but we also plan to host courses of our own. We will be unveiling a whole series of products and services which are unique in their approach and will help the next generation of technicians gain the skills they need to be successful and productive. We need to think about the future of aviation and training will be a big part of it.”
The North American unit will be spearheaded by Henry Schofield, who brings with him a wealth of technical knowledge and industry contacts. Henry has been involved in the start of the North American unit and has assumed the role of Director of Business Development for the Americas. “I joined Academy 147 and visited a few courses in Europe in early 2018. I immediately fell in love with the product and the positive reaction that customers and students had. I truly believe that a well-trained technician is more successful in the field and offers more value to the MRO. I’m very excited about things to come.” – Henry Schofield.
This announcement was formally made during the NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Orlando Florida.