SD’s aeroCNCT training available at DaVinci


The Satcom Direct (SD) aeroCNCT programme, which focuses on crew member network and connectivity training, is now available at the DaVinci Inflight Training Institute in Florida.

The SD aeroCNCT certified course is now being taught by an SD training professional at the DaVinci institute on a quarterly basis. Theoretical and practical teaching leads to a professional credential upon successful completion of the course and examination.

The addition of aeroCNCT to the DaVinci curriculum aims to support flight crew requiring comprehensive understanding of inflight connectivity solution management. Designed to familiarise students with multifaceted connectivity concepts, the course includes modules on cabin network management, network applications and tools, and flight operation preparation.

“We understand that connectivity is an essential element of the flight experience and that for flight crew it is a growing area of responsibility,” said John Kummer, senior vice president of strategy at SD. “DaVinci recognises that providing reliable training enhances the opportunity for greater professional development, so it makes sense to team up to offer our dedicated course through the institute. The aeroCNCT course complements existing DaVinci modules, and we hope that by providing a wide selection of courses at a single location, attendees can optimise the full training potential available at the institute.”

DaVinci offers a wide range of courses for flight attendants and crew, including on culinary, cabin safety and service training topics. “We believe that by adding tangible value to professional development with certified courses we are improving career prospects for our students and enhancing the business aviation sector,” said John Detloff, chief operating officer at DaVinci. “We are frequently asked for educational support relating to connectivity, so we are excited to add the SD connectivity module to our curriculum. We know it will appeal to many of our existing customers and be of great interest to new ones too.”

Since its launch three years ago, more than 200 crew members have completed the aeroCNCT course and SD is now welcoming returning students for certification renewal.

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