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Pilots & Mechanics Training

Safety, being of paramount importance to its operations, Island Aviation Inc. (IAI) sees to it that its key people are regularly trained to ensure high degree of competence, skill and proficiency. IAI sends its pilots and maintenance personnel to the ff manufacturer training facilities:

De Havilland Aviation Training

De Havilland Aviation Training (an affiliate of De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd) is an Alberta-based company with headquarters at our Twin Otter Training Centre in Calgary, Alberta. We provide initial and advanced Twin Otter training and offer a full flight training package utilizing the new Twin Otter Series 400 “Level D” Flight Simulator program at our training facility for the ff programs:


  • Initial Series 400
  • Recurrent Series 400
  • Enhanced Ground Handling (EGH)
  • Reduced Ground Roll (RGR)
  • Legacy to Series 400 Differences


  • DHC6-400 Initial Aircraft Maintenance
  • DHC6-400 Recurrent Aircraft Maintenance
  • DHC6-400 B1 and B2 maintenance


SIMTEC Simulation Technology GMBH

Simtec simulation technology GmbH offers pilot training for the Dornier 228 aircraft. It offers Type Rating and Recurrent Training which consists of flight simulator training, theory and flight training on the aircraft.

Simtec is an approved type rating training organization. The self-developed and built full-flight simulator is the only one worldwide for this type of aircraft. Pilots from five continents travel to Braunschweig to take part in the pilot training course.

Training Courses Offered:

  • DO228 Type Rating (Ground Course, Simulator Training, Simulator Check)
  • DO228 proficiency Training and Checks
  • DO228 Instrument Rating Course
  • DO228 Instructor Course
  • Glass Cockpit Familiarization on DO 228 New Generation
  • Pilot-In-Command on DO228


AERO-Bildung Aviation Training Center

The Dornier Training Division, fore-runner of Aero Bildung Training Center, was founded some 40 years ago, when increasingly sophisticated systems called for in-depth training for operators/pilots, maintenance technicians, and logistic personnel. The main training activities were based upon type training for the aircraft and products being produced by Dornier.

In the following decades the Dornier Training Center developed rapidly due to the increasing requirements of civilian and military aviation.

Aero Bildung was founded after the insolvency of Fairchild/Dornier in 2002. This new company employs more than 80 technical instructors that guarantee excellence of training either in their facility at Oberpfaffenhofen Airport- a traditional location of aviation, or at their customers’ facilities.

Type Training

With the EASA PART 147 approval in 1999, several types of training were also approved based on the long-time experience gained as the manufacturer’s Training Center. As such, Aero Bildung’s type training for Dornier aircraft is recognized world-wide by most Authorities.

In addition, Aero Bildung also holds Transport Canada and CASA approvals for Dornier and other aircraft. The following aircraft types are trained in theory and practice in their Training Center or at customer’s facilities: Dornier 228 including NG with glass cockpit, Dornier 328-100/300, Dash 8-100/200/300/400, Boeing 737-Classic/NG, and Airbus A 318/319/320/321.

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