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Editorial   Dear Readers, 

Welcome to March's edition of the QCM Newsletter!  

The flowers are almost in bloom, the sun has come out to play, and Spring is on its way! With a noticeable increase in temperature during the day, I'm certainly finding it easier to drag myself out of my cocoon of doonas and sheets in the morning, and after a warm tea, I'm often raring to go, and get stuck into whatever I happen to have on my plate each day. Of course, the best part is that it's almost Easter, and the promise of sumptuous chocolate seems an added incentive to 'earn' it through hard work!
As in every month's newsletter, there are our courses for the coming few months to discover and consider and plan for. Please have a look at the open course status and our course updates for further information.

Read about QCM's Design Organization and our progress over 18 months in this month's main article.
Also included is a short notice about QCM's participation at this year's EBACE event in Geneva. Please take the time to find out our plans, so we may contact you when we are there in May later this year! 

This month, QCM is pleased to have a few job offers available, and you can, of course, continue to send us your job vacancies and descriptions to be posted in our newsletter.

Here's to Chocolate and Springtime!

Sweetly yours,

Erika G


Course Updates
I. Open Course Status April - May 2015

II. Open Course Status EASA Part-147 Type Trainings

Main Article


II. QCM at EBACE - May 2015 

Job Market

Please find below our open courses with seats available.

If you are interested in participating in these courses, or any other training, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  I. Open Course Status  /  April - June 2015
  Course Title Date
  Human Factors Initial 16.-17.04.15 open TBD
  Aircrew Regulation 16.-17.04.15 open Patrick Sutter
  Auditor 20.-22.04.15 3 Markus Friedli
  Stock Management 28.-29.04.15 open Georg Stöcker
  OPS Differential 30.04.15 open Patrick Sutter
  Train the Trainer 04.-08.05.15 open Matthias Werner
  SAFA Awareness 07.05.15 open Markus Enck
  Fuel Tank Safety (Phase 1 and 2) 12.05.15 open Paul Baumann
  EWIS 13.05.15 open Paul Baumann
  NiCad Batteries 12.-13.05.15 open Anton Bürgi
  OPS Differential 27.05.15 open Patrick Sutter
  Human Factors Refresher 09.06.15 open Anton Bürgi
 If not stated otherwise, courses take place in our facilities in Belp/Berne.
Please click on the Course title for detailed information

II. Open Course Status  /  EASA Part-147 Type Trainings
  Course Title Date
  Dassault Falcon 900EX GenFam C 21.-23.07.2015 open TBD
  Learjet 35/36 B1 03.-19.08.2015 open TBD
 If not stated otherwise, courses take place in our facilities in Belp/Berne.
Please click on the Course title for detailed information

Solar Impulse Logs First Legs in Round-the-world Flight
by Thierry Dubois - March 11, 2015
The Solar Impulse 2 launched this week on its mission to be the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the globe, and the organizing team held a debriefing at the mission control center in Monaco, after the first two flights in the sun-powered aircraft's round-the-world journey. Solar Impulse 2 landed on Tuesday in Ahmedabad, India, after what was seen as a difficult leg. It was relatively short, about 15 hours, but it crossed an ocean in a region where the company's meteorologists had a hard time finding tailwinds while keeping the risk of turbulence low. The 236-foot-span, 5,000-pound aircraft is so sensitive to turbulence that air traffic controllers enforce an agreed 2,000-foot vertical separation, instead of the standard 1,000 feet.

The flight was also an opportunity to test the redesigned pilot oxygen supply at 28,000 feet. The new system has been available for only three weeks, as Swiss civil aviation authorities nixed the previous one.

The batteries, fed by photovoltaic cells, account for about 10 hours of endurance, while climbing during day time allows another 4.5 hours of flight in descent, at night, using practically no electric power.

Follow the Journey here, at the official Solar Impulse blog and website.

I am always on the hunt for various topics on which to write my article each month. If you have a suggestion, or simply a question you would like answered, please do not hesitate to write me an email. I can be reached by clicking on this link:

Notice of Proposed Amendments (NPAs)










Non-commercial operations of aircraft listed in the Operations Specifications (OpSpecs) by an AOC holder

30/03/2015 30/06/2015
A-NPA 2015-06
Reorganisation of Part 23 and CS-23

27/03/2015 27/05/2015
NPA 2015-04
Technical and operational requirements for remote tower operations
23/03/2015 04/05/2015
NPA 2015-03
Embodiment of Level of Involvement (LOI) requirements into Part-21
02/03/2015 02/06/2015
NPA 2015-02
Systematic review and transposition of existing FAA TSO standards for parts and appliances into EASA ETSOs
27/02/2015 27/05/2015
NPA 2015-01
Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) implementation in the European Air Traffic Management Network (EATMN)
19/01/2015 20/04/2015

Save the date – QCM-Event on 18th September 2015 

After 10 years of active participation at EBACE, we have decided this year to take a different path.
For the first time, our presence in Geneva will be from the “other side” of the Booth.
As visitors, we will not be any less active in the representation of our company and we look forward to numerous encounters, as well as the chance to see familiar faces. Please contact us to set up a confirmed time to meet!
As we will not appear as hosts at EBACE this year, and it is of the utmost importance for us to foster our personal contact with you, we cordially invite you to Bern-Belp this fall for our annual “QCM Event,” which will be a day filled with information and discussion.
The Event will take place at our QCM Campus on September
18th, 2015.
As in previous years, this day will be filled with an abundance of information and exciting lectures. To end the day, we kindly invite you to  accompany us for light evening refreshments.
Make your reservation today. Additional information will follow in the near future.

Your QCM Team





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Design Engineer for Avionics / Electrical Systems (ATA Chapters 23, 34)

As a member of a dynamic team, your participation contributes to the certification and design of various changes on aircraft. We are looking for engineers with previous in depth experience, and the following responsibilities and qualifications will be key in preparing your application.

  • design and development of changes to aircraft (i.e. installation certification of GPS NAV system)
  • concept optimization after analysing customer needs
  • developing compliance documents to European aviation specifications

  • graduated from a technical aviation school with an academic degree (BSc or MSc)
  • at least 3 years of experience in an EASA Part 21J design organization in the field as stated above
  • familiar with Microsoft Office applications
  • familiar with CAD systems (preferably with Solid Edge) and methods of design (Wiring Diagrams)
  • high level of English communication skills, both written and spoken (German not necessary)
  • ability to work both independently and as part of an international, multicultural team
  • willingness to travel and work on-site
  • willingness to relocate to Switzerland

This position offers a competitive salary package for a 42.5 hour week. Depending on qualifications and experience in Aerospace Engineering, an overpayment is conceivable.

Please provide a motivation letter with an updated copy of your CV in PDF format and send it to:

Mr. Christian Schusser

Q.C.M. design GmbH
Eichholzweg 20-24
CH-3123 Belp


Q.C.M. quality control management AG Training Part-147

For our EASA Part-147 approved training organization, we are looking for Freelance Instructors for:
  • Dassault Falcon 900 series
  • Pilatus PC-12NG
You  are  someone  who  wants  to  influence  your  own  development.  This  responsible  role  facilitates the necessity of developing and executing Aircraft Type Training for the following Aircraft Types:
  • Falcon 900
  • PC-12NG
Your profile:
  • Holder of an EASA Part-66 License in the category for which the training will be given (B1,B2, and/or C)
  • Knowledge  proof  of  the  relevant  type  of  aircraft  for  which  training  will  be  given,  gained through a formalised training course according EASA Part-66 Appendix III Level-3.

Please  send  your  CV  and  relevant  documents  to  Markus  Enck  (
Tel. +41 31 960 40 60


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