Ventana Aviation, a UK based airline consulting company, has launched a ground-breaking cabin crew e-learning course. Developed in conjunction with the global e-learning producer, Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), the course uses market leading e-learning thinking combined with the technical capabilities of the TIS instructional design team to develop a learning product that is both fun and enables students learn and remember more over a shorter period of time.
The course is, in effect, a full two-week airline cabin crew training course packaged into eight hours of interactive e-learning. The aim is to offer airlines a tool to reduce recruitment and training costs while raising the operational standards of the cabin crew they recruit.
The course is available over the internet and the learners’ progress is continuously monitored through a tracking system.
Business Development Manager, Daniel Welinder said: “The aviation industry is, in many ways, highly traditional. This course is a first step in introducing new ways of thinking into the industry.
“Some airlines already use e-learning but few have embraced the full benefits of this technology. Not only is it a cost saver but there are real benefits in improving training standards, which in today’s market is more important than ever,” he continued.
“Working with TIS, we are looking at introducing the latest e-learning technology and developing this concept across a number of markets and aviation applications.”
Ventana Aviation is distributing the course in partnership with ITEG, a well known provider of aviation training, based in Crawley.
ITEG’s Managing Director, Donahue Cortes said: “We are excited to be working with Ventana Aviation. Cabin Crew Academy is a market-leading product and makes an excellent addition to the classroom training that we already provide.
“There are huge opportunities to develop this concept and I can see that, within a couple of years, this form of training will become an industry standard."
About Cabin Crew Academy and Ventana Aviation Ltd
Cabin Crew Academy is an offshoot from the airline consultancy, Ventana Aviation Ltd, formed by a number of former airline management. The company was set-up in 2004 and has been working with a number of clients worldwide.
According to Ventana Aviation’s managing director, Andrew Cowen, who was formerly finance & strategy director of Go Fly: “The travel industry is growing faster than ever and airlines are increasing their fleet sizes to meet the demand for more seats. We have seen first hand the huge strain on airlines to find and train cabin crew. There is no shortage of candidates but we are helping to raise standards and get them one step closer to landing the job of their dreams.”
For more information, phone our information line on + 44 (0) 870 620 8159.
About Tata Interactive Systems (TIS)
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), a global leader in e-learning, is a part of the $22bn Tata Group. Truly international, TIS has a presence across the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Japan, South Africa, India, and mainland Europe. TIS offers corporations, universities, schools, publishers, and government institutions a diversified and innovative bouquet of learning and training solutions including Simulation-based Learning Objects (SimBLs™), Story-based Learning Objects (StoBLs™), courseware and curriculum design, special-needs education, assessments, electronic performance support systems (EPSS), mobile learning, along with other corporate training and consultancy services. Our multi-disciplinary expertise and 16 years’ experience across domains helps us design e-learning programmes that are unique to clients’ requirements and specifically crafted to boost knowledge retention and application.
Apart from holding ISO 9001 certification, TIS is the only e-learning organisation in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI-CMM and P-CMM frameworks. TIS’s quest for excellence is reflected in numerous prestigious industry awards, including a Silver Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award 2005 and 2004, APEX Award of Excellence in 2005 and 2006, BETT Awards in 2004 and 2006, and two Business World–NID Design Excellence awards.
About the Tata Group
The Tata Group, established in 1904 by the great visionary Jamsetji Tata, is one of India’s largest and most trusted business houses. The group pioneered the industrial revolution in India by founding the first steel plant, power plant and chain of luxury hotels, to name but a few.
The Group employs more than 220,000 people in 93 companies across diversified industry sectors including steel, automobiles, cement, telecom and IT. Generating revenues to the tune of $22 billion per year – some three per cent of India’s total GDP – it is recognised as a leader in several industry segments such as such as steel, power, software exports and chemicals. It is also the parent company to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Asia’s largest software producer.
Further information from:
Alan Samuel, Tata Interactive Systems, 00 44 (0) 207 905 0156,
Daniel Welinder, Ventana Aviation Ltd, 00 44 (0) 870 220 4159 / 00 44 (0) 7768 501990