ST Aerospace receives CAAS and EASA Part 147 Maintenance Training Organisation Approvals
Tuesday, 08 November 2011
Singapore, ST Aerospace has been certified as a Part 147 Maintenance Training Organisation (MTO) by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to provide aircraft type training for narrow-body and wide-body aircraft.
The training courses will be conducted at ST Aerospace’s dedicated technical training centre in Paya Lebar, Singapore. The two certifications further strengthen ST Aerospace’s position as an integrated service provider that offers a wide spectrum of customised solutions, extending from engineering design and aircraft maintenance to fleet management and training.
“As one of the world’s leading aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul service providers, ST Aerospace has a well-established background in the training and management of maintenance manpower to support our operations. The CAAS and EASA Part 147 approvals are a natural step forward for us to tap on this experience and competency. Together with our pilot training services, our technical training offering will enable us to deliver a total training solution to our customers.”
~ CHANG Cheow Teck, President, ST Aerospace
Certified since October 2007 as a SAR 147 MTO by CAAS, ST Aerospace is also authorised to provide basic engineering courses under the SAR 66 curriculum which leads to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer licence.
ST Aerospace’s technical training centre was established in 1985 and has trained close to 2,000 technicians and licensed aircraft engineers to support the company’s operational needs over the years.
Boeing has projected that the world’s airlines will need to add 650,000 maintenance personnel over the next 20 years. The most rapid growth in demand is expected to come from the Asia Pacific region, with a need for 247,400 new personnel.