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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Gulf Air Engineers Head 'Down Under' for Training

Eighteen of Gulf Air's brightest trainee engineers, 11 Bahrainis and seven Omanis, have headed to Australia to complete their training. The group part of the Gulf Air Gulf nationals training programme, will spend 18 months with Brisbane-headquartered Australia Aviation, one of the world's foremost aircraft engineering training establishments.

The Gulf nationals engineering programme provides young school leavers and university graduates with access to a respected and established career as a licensed aircraft engineer. The programme totals a five year investment including 36 months training, classroom and on the job training and relevant work experience to meet the assessment requirements for a JAR accreditation. These young Gulf nationals complete the programme with a globally recognised accreditation.

Aviation Australia is an E.A.S.A (European Aviation Safety Agency) Regulation Part 147 approved training facility, established by the Queensland Government to support the development and growth of the aviation and aerospace industries in the Asia Pacific region. It has, in recent years, increasingly extended into the Middle East.

Gulf Air Technical Training and Development Manager Tim De Alwis, says following recent changes to European Regulations, the trainees would have had to undergo an additional five year, practical, hands-on training programme, in-house, in order to meet the new requirements. While De Alwis leads a team to obtain the necessary new certification standards, the trainee engineers are ready for their Australian 'adventure.'

Source: Strategiy

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