PSA Airline’s previous Manager of Ground Training, Captain Brad Tulin, has stepped in to fill the newly-developed position of Fleet Manager for PSA. Within the next two years, PSA’s fleet will grow to more than 120 aircraft, and with this growth will come a new set of challenges. The Fleet Manager position has been developed to help overcome these challenges and prepare the PSA Airlines Training Department for the influx of changes.
“As Fleet Manager, I will be responsible for the operational engineering of the aircraft fleet,” Brad explains. “This includes the responsibility for the manuals that pilots use to operate the aircraft in addition to interacting with industry groups to ensure PSA Airlines remains on the leading edge of operational efficiency and safety.”
Brad began his career with PSA back in 2011 as a First Officer. He accepted the position only after researching other airlines and confirming PSA’s potential for growth. Brad flew as a First Officer for six months before being invited to join the training department as a part-time instructor.
As an instructor Brad learned even more about the standards and policies that make up PSA. He was quickly promoted to Supervisor of Ground Training (during which time he completed captain upgrade training). He was then promoted to Manager of Ground Training in October of last year.
“All of the opportunities that have arisen for me have been wonderful, both personally and professionally. I believe in PSA and its leadership, and because of our leadership and growth, I have been able to advance in my career much more rapidly than I could have at other airlines”
The addition of the Fleet Manager position coincides with a great number of recent preparations done by PSA’s training department. Since the announcement of the 900 fleet, the training department has been challenged with training, checking, and certifying over 700 pilots. To continue to meet the challenges of this growth, the training department has more than tripled its staff, added additional simulators, a level 4 Flight Training Device, implemented IPad-based training for new hires, and much more.