Claudio Marturano, a former chief engineer for Bombardier Q400, has launched Nubis Aviation Training to ensure pilots, maintenance crew and ground staff are properly trained in a flexible, cost-effective way.

Nubis’s training model is based on online and distance learning that is carried out continuously to meet European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) – the USA’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards. The training model was inspired by Marturano’s study with The Open University (OU) in the UK. The OU is known for its flexible teaching model and focus on part-time students.

The Nubis Aviation team will be at Pilots Career Europe 2019 in Berlin to introduce the concept to pilots and industry representatives.

Claudio Marturano said: “Airlines and maintenance, repair and operations companies face significant challenges to ensure employees meet industry requirements and are compliant with training standards: the workforce is constantly moving around, it’s expensive to hire venues, and staff are unavailable to work for chunks of time while training.

“Research shows that continuous learning increases knowledge retention and productivity: that’s what we’ve based the Nubis Aviation Training support system on. Training can be carried out anywhere in the world, whenever employees have time and space to focus.

“I completed an MBA at The Open University by studying part-time while managing over 200 employees and 15 aircraft. I realised this flexible model of learning should be used in the aviation industry for regulatory training required by the European Aviation Safety Agency.”

Claudio added: “Nubis delivers EASA-recognised courses and support in human factors, Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS), fuel tank safety, and we also develop specific training on a case-by-case basis.

“We want to respond to the needs of the industry. Pilots, for example, have many needs with regard to mental health as evident from a number of high-profile crashes in recent years. We are developing a mindfulness training tool that can be used by pilots in the cockpit to manage stress and bring focus.”