Oviedo, Fl.—June 10, 2019—Mountain Aviation recently installed an ELITE iGATE King Air B200 Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) to perform many evaluation and training needs at their busy Part 135 operation.
“This device will be playing many roles within our company,” said Gregg Fahrenbruch, Mountain Aviation’s Chief Executive Officer. “From initial interviews of potential pilot employees, the line-oriented flight training (LOFT) we do throughout the year, our Part 135 training department use, to our internal standard procedures training, we see the trainer as a tool that can take our team members to new levels of competency and confidence.”
Wayne Keyes, ELITE’s Director of Business Development, sees these devices—in the hands of owner-operators—to be an important part of their safety management programs. “Insurance carriers recognize exceptional safety programs within flight departments. An AATD like this King Air can provide on-site emergency procedures training, in addition to the instrument procedurals training for which ATDs are mostly known. And with the detailed visual system, Mountain Aviation’s pilots can practice difficult approaches in their mountainous region in a very safe way.”
Mountain Aviation is unique and provides specialized mountain approach training to its flight crews for the Aspen, Eagle, Telluride and Sun Valley markets. In Addition, Mountain Aviation intends to leverage the King Air B200 Trainer for international airport familiarization while conducting worldwide charter flight operations.
About Mountain Aviation
Mountain Aviation is the fastest growing jet charter operator in the United States and offers premier charter and owner-operated aircraft services from its headquarters in Broomfield, CO. The organization offers 24-hour flight operations, scheduling services, flight tracking, and rapid-response availability. Mountain Aviation not only offers executive jet and turboprop services, but also offers aircraft management programs, aviation consulting, and is an FAA air carrier with worldwide charter experience. Mountain Aviation has aircraft based in Denver, CO, Fort Collins, CO, Boise, ID, Anchorage, AK, Teterboro, NJ, and Van Nuys, CA. Additional information regarding Mountain Aviation can be found at www.mountainaviation.com
About ELITE Simulation Solutions
Since 1987, ELITE has been a leading global provider of IFR training software, simulator hardware and aviation training devices. ELITE’s extensive portfolio includes FNPT, BITD, BATD, and AATD simulation solutions for both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. ELITE trainers have received approval by governmental authorities in many countries on all continents in more than 70 countries. Additional information about ELITE Simulation Solutions is available at www.flyelite.ch.
Mountain Aviation CEO, Gregg Fahrenbruch, and Director of Safety, Heather Halverson.