“ATEC helps me to understand the issues facing Part 147 training organizations and allows me to provide insight to my colleagues that can only be found be engaging with the membership of ATEC,” said Walker, who is active as an Industry Board Member. “My organization is involved in maintenance type training and so the opportunity to participate in ATEC only helps to broaden our perspective of maintenance training.”
A decade-long member, Boeing values the insight received from ATEC. Boeing’s current maintenance training courses which cover the 787 and 737 MAX as well as legacy programs such as the 737 NG, 747-8 767-200/300, 717, 737 Classic, 747-400 and 777. Boeing offers comprehensive and flexible maintenance training products and services to customers and focuses on enabling the customers to train themselves by licensing them its assembled and content-rich training materials.
A key company goal is to enable training at the customer location which provides a cost-effective training solution. Benefits include OEM-created material, the ability to easily edit/modify courses for other uses to increase training flexibility and provide training to staff who otherwise would not attend training at Boeing. It also increases flexibility and the reduces time away from home base and provides ongoing support and technical consultation.
“There are several reasons why I attend the conference every year,” he said. “Probably number one for me is seeing all of the members. It’s been almost 10 years of participation and I’ve gotten to know quite a few of the members. I really enjoy engaging with this community and it really helps that we have in common many of the same concerns and ideas with respect to aviation maintenance training. I also enjoy attending the various sessions that are scheduled at the conference as it gives me an opportunity to listen to other issues or viewpoints that I can’t get anywhere else.”
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