Sri Lankan Airlines okayed to train techies by EU

Dec 20, 2007 (LBO) – The aviation safety agency of the European Union has certified Sri Lankan Airlines to train maintenance technicians, the airline said Thursday. “SriLankan Airlines is now one of the few companies in Asia to receive the globally recognized EASA 147 certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency, to provide training in Aircraft Maintenance to foreign and local students,” the airline said in a statement.

Only one other company in Asia, outside the Middle East and China, has obtained EASA 147 certification, among only 23 non-European organizations to have it.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is the European Union’s authority on aviation standards and safety.

“EASA’s stringent standards are recognized around the world,” Peter Hill, chief executive of SriLankan Airlines, said.

“It is another feather in the cap of SriLankan Engineering & Maintenance to be awarded this prestigious certification.

SriLankan’s technical training unit trains aircraft engineers, technicians, and pilots.

Foreign students from Pakistan, the Maldives, Oman and India, and staff of other airlines already attend the sch