A subsidiary of the Atlantic Aviation Group has committed to training more than 2,000 engineers and technicians over the next ten years.
The Atlantic Aviation Institute, an approved body recognised by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), has announced that it will train over 2,000 national and international aircraft maintenance engineers and technicians in Shannon over the next decade.
The Irish Aviation Authority recently granted approval for the company to deliver EASA Part 66 Cat A1 training at the Atlantic Aviation Institute.
The programme consists of a two-year traineeship incorporating 9 month’s in the classroom, 3 months’ workshop followed by approximately 12 months practical training and experience.
Atlantic Aviation Institute director Caoimhe O’Donnell commented, “We are delighted that this approval will allow us to push ahead with our ambitious plans to train the next generation of aircraft maintenance engineers technicians.
“We will be partnering with aircraft maintenance companies at home and abroad to provide placements and job opportunities to students during a time when the aviation industry is forecasting a global shortage of over 600,000 maintenance engineers over the next 10 years.”
The Atlantic Aviation Group (AAG) is one of Europe’s leading independent aviation service providers. The company employs 250 staff at two Shannon facilities.
AAG has a distinguished history of training world-class aircraft maintenance engineers and boats the 2013 and 2015 WorldSkills champions in aircraft maintenance engineering who served their training with the company.
CEO Shane O’Neill said, “Obtaining this approval is an important part of our growth strategy, not only for the Institute but for the overall group.
“The calibre and quality of our trainees have been consistently recognised by the WorldSkills competitions and our customers over the years. We are excited about the prospect of providing world-class training to our students in such a fast growing and exciting industry.”
Enrolment for the EASA Part 66 Cat A1 traineeship for national and international students will take place over the coming weeks and months.