May 21, 2008 (LBO) – Sri Lankan Airlines technical training has completed the training of over 40 foreign and local students in aircraft engineering and maintenance, the airline said. The technician’s course has 1,200 hours of theory and another 1,200 hours of practical training in workshops, base maintenance and line maintenance.
A batch of students is now being trained under an aircraft technicians programme which began in June 2007. Training of the next new batch starts in June 2008. Among a batch of 35 technicians that completed a 2-year basic course in aircraft maintenance were five students from Maldives and one each from India and Oman, while seven completed an aircraft engineering course.
SriLankan Technical Training is one of the few companies in Asia to hold the EASA 147 certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), to provide training to local and international students.
“This programme is designed and conducted as per EASA 66 guidelines,” Harsha Priyadarshan, technical training manager of SriLankan said.
“It is also approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka and the Civil Aviation Department of the Maldives.”