Permanent approval for ODL training
Already last year Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) was able to offer "Online Distance Learning"-courses (ODL) with an approval from the German Federal Aviation Office (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt) for theoretical basic and type training courses. But this approval was only temporary until now. Since December, LTT now has the permanent approval to conduct ODL courses.
LTT is the world's first EASA Part-147 training organization in the European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) area of responsibility to introduce the conduction of theoretical courses for basic and type training via "Online Distance Learning" with a permanent approval from the German Federal Aviation Office.
With this approval, LTT has taken a new innovative step into the digital training era in the aviation industry and this is especially now necessary for LTT's customers to be able to offer them courses to maintain or acquire Aircraft Maintenance Licenses in accordance with EASA requirements for certifying staff during the pandemic period.
The great advantage of ODL training: The courses take place entirely online, they can be scheduled and conducted at short notice. No participant has to travel and classes can be conducted across time zones. In the current pandemic period, when travel and accommodation options are limited and classroom training is not possible, the respective course can thus be completed safely from the workplace, home office, anywhere in the world.
The theoretical learning content is conveyed interactively by using all familiar media - such as spherical panoramas, schematics or simulations of a virtual aircraft - but also through the use of new media. Lufthansa Technical Training already offers more than 50 different ODL-courses of EASA-approved CAT B1, B2, B1&B2 as well EASA-approved CAT C and difference courses for the aircraft types A320 Classic and Neo-Family, for 777 and also for A220. LTT is continuously expanding the portfolio.
LTT has already successfully conducted more than 350 courses last year. The feedback from LTT's customers is consistently positive.
ODL is just one element of many on the path to digital transformation in the training sector: LTT is working on further concepts for the future, such as Lufthansa Master Training Concept (LMTC) or video based training. Regarding the examinations, LTT has already successfully launched the first promising pilot tests and will continuously expand these.