Etihad Engineering, one of the world’s leading providers of aircraft MRO solutions, has announced the launch of its new, state-of-the-art Technical Training facility.
Located on site adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport, the new, two-floor building gives trainees direct access to the company’s hangars which serve customers from Latin America, Europe, Africa to Middle East, Asia and Australia.
Adrian Guirey, senior manager of Etihad Engineering Technical Training, said: “Etihad Engineering’s MRO capabilities and business are growing exponentially, and we will match the pace of growth with the launch of our state-of-the-art Technical Training facility.
“The new facility significantly expands our current training capability and capacity to serve our own colleagues as well as third-party customers.”
The training courses offered at Etihad Engineering Technical Training range from aircraft type maintenance training on most commercial Airbus and Boeing aircraft to type related courses, in addition to 145 courses such as engine ground run training, borescope inspection, human factors, ramp safety, electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) training, and more.
The current Etihad Engineering Technical Training facility delivers around 600 courses to more than 12,000 trainees annually.
Guirey added: “As our multinational Technical Training team moves to its new premises, our aim is to deliver more than 1,000 training courses to 18,000 aviation professionals from around the world in a year’s time – and continue to add to our extensive portfolio of courses.”
A key value proposition for trainees is the building offers the ability to receive practical hands-on training on live aircraft within the same facility imparting theoretical instructions.
Approved by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the UAE, the training facility is spread across 1,600sqm, with 17 classrooms and four distance-learning delivery rooms.
Three purpose-built examination halls of the new facility further enhance the total training and examination capacity.
The multifunction hall is large enough to accommodate up to 70 delegates for a conference or a corporate event.
Guirey said: “While our first priority is to meet the training needs of Etihad Engineering and our associated aviation groups, we are now well-equipped to welcome aviation professionals from around the world.”
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