Our Company

WHAT WE DO

Founded in 1994, CPaT Global is the market leader in Distance Learning solutions for Airlines, Training Organizations, Aircraft Maintenance Companies and Aviation Professionals.

We offer Distance Learning Courses and Learning Management Systems for most of the world’s commercial aircraft; including: Boeing, Airbus, McDonnell Douglas, Embraer, Fokker, and ATR. Our library of Aviation General Subjects and Specialty Courses cover a wide range of Aviation, Airline and Safety Subjects. Our one-of-a-kind, dynamic software platform, CPaT Invent, allows trainers to truly customize their curriculum or CPaT's, quickly and easily.

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All of CPaT’s distance learning solutions are developed following FAA, EASA, ICAO, and DGAC guidelines for developing distance learning courseware for aviation, and meet IOSA standards.

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OUR EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP

AVIATION SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS

Mike Shanks
Mike Shanks
Areas Of Expertise
ATR, Embraer
Years of Experience
30+
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Mike Shanks
Areas Of Expertise
ATR, Embraer
Years of Experience
30+

Michael Shanks started his aviation career as a Naval Aviator in the US Navy flying the SH-60B helicopter and the C-12 transport aircraft. After 11 years in the Navy, Mr. Shanks became a commercial airline pilot with Continental Express/ExpressJet Airlines flying the ATR-42, ATR-72, EMB-145 and ERJ-175. While there, he was a Lead Line Check Airman on the 145 and Line Check Airman on the 175. He left ExpressJet in 2020 and joined CPaT as a full time, in-house Consultant and one of CPaT’s Subject Matter Experts (SME).

Mike Schuler
Mike Schuler
Areas Of Expertise
Boeing, Airbus, Embraer
Years of Experience
30+ Years
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Mike Schuler
Areas Of Expertise
Boeing, Airbus, Embraer
Years of Experience
30+ Years

Michael Schuler started his aviation career over 30 years ago as an aircraft dispatcher. Afterward, Mr. Schuler joined Continental/United Airlines as a ground instructor, instructing on the B757, B767 and B787 aircraft. He retired from United Airlines August of 2016, and joined CPaT as a full time, in-house Consultant, covering the Boeing 747, 757, 767, 777 and 787. Mr. Schuler is one of CPaT’s Subject Matter Experts, (SME), that supports the development of our software engineering and courseware development teams with his aviation expertise.

Bill Severn
Bill Severn
Areas Of Expertise
Airbus, Boeing
Years of Experience
50+ Years
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Bill Severn
Areas Of Expertise
Airbus, Boeing
Years of Experience
50+ Years

Bill Severn started his aviation career in the US Air Force as an instructor where he served for 20 years. After leaving the Air Force, Mr. Severn began his civilian career as a Ground School Instructor, which lasted 30 years and included aircraft such as the B737, B757, B767, B787, L-1011 and A330. During his career he worked as an Instructional Systems Designer for AQP on the B737CL and curriculum developer for an A330 course. Mr. Severn worked as a Ground School Instructor for United Airlines and is now a consultant for CPaT where he brings his rich experience and expertise to the Airbus A320 and A330 CBTs as well as CPaT’s library of Boeing CBTs. Mr. Severn is one of CPaT’s Subject Matter Experts, (SME), that supports the development of our software engineering and courseware development teams with his aviation expertise.

Jim Tucker
Jim Tucker
Areas Of Expertise
Boeing
Years of Experience
30+ Years
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Jim Tucker
Areas Of Expertise
Boeing
Years of Experience
30+ Years

Jim Tucker started his flying career with a 6-year tour as a Navy pilot flying an S3A of the USS America. After leaving the Navy, Mr. Tucker started his career as a commercial airline pilot with Braniff Airways flying a Boeing B727. This began a flying career that spanned three decades on aircraft ranging from the DC9 to the Boeing B777. After his flying career, Mr. Tucker joined the staff of United Airlines training center in Houston where he trained B737 pilots until his departure in 2017. Mr. Tucker augments CPaT’s staff of experts as a consultant with expertise with the B767, B757, B777, B737, and MD-80. Mr. Tucker is one of CPaT’s Subject Matter Experts, (SME), that supports the development of our software engineering and courseware development teams with his aviation expertise.

Paul Mcdermott
Paul Mcdermott
Areas Of Expertise
Boeing
Years of Experience
45+ Years
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Paul Mcdermott
Areas Of Expertise
Boeing
Years of Experience
45+ Years

Paul McDermott attended USAF undergraduate pilot training in 1971. His first assignment after pilot training was Forward Air Controller (FAC) flying the OV-10 Bronco in Southeast Asia. He returned to the USA a year later and flew the KC-135 until 1978. He upgraded to Aircraft Commander, instructor pilot, and Standardization Pilot during those 5 years. He left active duty and was hired by Braniff Airlines in 1978, where he was Flight Engineer and First Officer on the Boeing 727 until 1980. He was hired by the USAF Reserves in 1982 flying the KC-10 tanker until retiring in 1994. During this same period, Paul was hired by Continental Airlines. He was a B727 Captain for 10 years until cross training to the B737 where he was a B737 Captain and Line Check Airman for eleven years until retirement in 2006. Mr. McDermott was hired as a B737 ground school instructor in 2012 on the B737 and joined CPaT’s SME consulting team in 2017. Mr. McDermott is one of CPaT’s Subject Matter Experts, (SME), that supports the development of our software engineering and courseware development teams with his aviation expertise.