Last year AirportCollege.com launched The Next Generation Training Development Initiative, which combines several research and development projects under one umbrella. These projects explore current and emerging learning technologies with the objective to identify solutions that will become part of our future training portfolio.
We are excited to announce that Virtual Reality (VR) ULD Inspection is soon ready and you will keep you updated in coming weeks.
How can Virtual Reality be used in aviation training?
In Virtual Reality trainees can practice skills in a safe and realistic environment. Some of the drills may consist of situations which are not often seen in real life.
We have combined training and gaming elements in our VR solution and the initial feedback is very positive. Our advanced scenarios and detailed feedback can take aviation training to the next level.
The first commercial 747 passenger flight departed from New York to London on January 22, 1970, operated by Pan Am and carried ULDs for the very first time on a commercial passenger flight.
Since those days ULDs have been essential to the air transportation business and now is a good time to highlight the importance of ULDs.
Today 1 million aircraft ULDs are in service. They are an expensive asset and require correct handling. Every year, the total cost of both repair and loss of ULDs is estimated to be about $300 million, excluding flight delays and cancelations due to their unavailability.
ULD’s are official aircraft parts and directly contribute to flight safety:
ULDs are aircraft parts and are subject to safety and airworthiness requirements
Correct ULD handling contributes to flight safety
Every stakeholder must ensure that ULD training requirements are met
…and, proper ULD handling also reduces costs and improves efficiency.
We offer tools for operational people
ULD60seconds.com – free tools to promote awareness of safe ULD operations
ULD Operations eLearning course – a reasonably priced online training course for all personnel involved in ULD operations
Cooperation agreement between Jettainer and Airport College International
Airport College International announces commercial cooperation with Jettainer.
“We believe that this cooperation provides us a unique possibility to work closely with Jettainer to promote and sell our online Unit Load Device (ULD) Operations training courses,” says Airport College International CEO Pertti Mero.
“Jettainer is delighted to enter into this agreement with Airport College International,” says Director Global Operations Frank Mühlenkamp. “Training is a vital component when raising awareness of safe handling of ULDs and reducing damages and costly repairs”.
This cooperation intends to bring training to organization levels, especially to the personnel working in daily ULD operations. Our aim is to bring the training to airlines, ground handling agents and freight forwarders. Well trained operational staff, with full support from managers and executives, can work safely, reduce damages and ensure proper handling of ULDs.
Aviation is evolving rapidly and there is a need for airport professionals to constantly update their skills. Over the past year, we have been working hard to provide industry with practical tools to promote safety in ULD related processes and work tasks.
The new website, ULD60seconds.com, has been developed to bring you the latest tools and information. You can find here the free videos and join our mailing list to receive notifications about new releases.
We will be happy to receive any feedback or ideas about the website, the videos or any other ULD related issues.
Container Inspection in 60 seconds video released for global distribution
Airport College International and ULD CARE have launched a new video for the air cargo industry, Container Inspection in 60 seconds.
This video is the first one created jointly with Airport College International, ULD CARE and Finnair Cargo. The video is available on Youtube.
“This is the first video of the series of videos for ULD inspection, and we want to provide it to the industry for free,” says Airport College International CEO Pertti Mero. “Aviation safety regulations require every ULD to be inspected before use and this video reminds what needs to be checked before loading cargo, mail or baggage into a container.”
“It does not take too long to inspect a container” is our message to operational staff when preparing ULDs to the flight,” says ULD CARE Vice President Bob Rogers. “For this reason ULD CARE and Airport College International, in association with Finnair Cargo, have created this easy to access, simple video.”
Just like any other aircraft component, Unit Load Devices (ULD’s) are regulated to ensure flight safety under all circumstances
These rules are defined by governing bodies such as ICAO and IATA and put into national legislation by each national Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
All operational personnel must be trained
ULD operations training must be provided to all persons involved in ULD operations, regardless of their being employed by the carrier or a non-airline organization such as ground service providers, freight forwarders or shippers/consignees, ground transportation service providers (e.g. trucking companies) or ULD leasing/rental service providers.
We can help you in training
We at AirportCollege.com can help airlines, ground handling agents and logistic companies to meet trainings standards in ULD handling with our cost effective ULD Handling e-Learning course and videos.
We know what it takes to provide required training, just contact us to hear how we will provide training for you.
Cooperation agreement between ULD Care and Airport College International
Airport College International and ULD Care announce official cooperation to develop new online training courses.
“We believe that this new cooperation provides us a unique possibility to work closely with ULD Care to further develop our online Unit Load Device (ULD) Handling training courses,” says Airport College International CEO Pertti Mero.
“ULD CARE is delighted to enter into this agreement with Airport College International,” says Vice President Bob Rogers. “Training is the critical piece of the puzzle in the ULD handling chain that ensures workers, manager and executives have the best information available to improve safety, reduce injuries and provide a smoother flow of ULD throughout the air cargo system.”
The Mission of ULD CARE is to use the collective resources, skills and grass roots experience of the ULD CARE membership to provide direction and deliver appropriate change in ULD operations throughout the global air cargo operating environment, adds Rogers.