Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) and Aveos, the Canadian aircraft Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Training provider, have signed an Agreement to jointly market and provide EASA Part 147 aircraft maintenance training to airlines globally.
Under the terms of this agreement OAA and Aveos will now be able to provide both practical and theoretical aircraft maintenance training at OAA’s training centres globally and Aveos’ Canadian training centres in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Winnipeg. Additionally, training will also be offered at airlines’ operating bases around the world.
The agreement covers training on a wide range of aircraft types including the A320 family, A330, A340, B737 family, B747 and CRJ aircraft but initially, training in Manchester will be offered on B737 NG and Embraer EJet 170/190 aircraft.
Aveos, formally Air Canada Technical Services, is a Transport Canada approved organisation and is a leading–edge provider of customised training products and services for the aviation maintenance industry.
Aveos offer an extensive range of training programs and services providing approved maintenance type training programs on Boeing, Airbus and Embraer aircraft, as well as many other aircraft maintenance training products.
As well as offering maintenance training, Aveos is an EASA approved MRO and therefore is able to offer category ‘A’ practical training programs.
Oxford Aviation Academy has been providing EASA Part 147 training for a number of years on the BAE Systems 146, RJ, ATP and Jetstream aircraft types through its recently acquired Manchester Training Centre.
Commenting on the agreement, Brian Simpson, Group Chief Executive of Oxford Aviation Academy said:
"I am delighted to announce this partnership with Aveos as it shows our commitment to expand our training services and further meeting our customers’ demands. Working together with Aveos, an industry leader in the provision of maintenance training, is a very exciting development for our company.”
Jim Cairns, General Manager – Technical Training – Aveos said "We are very pleased to have formed the partnership with Oxford Aviation Academy. It provides an excellent opportunity for our companies to work together to provide high quality aircraft maintenance training worldwide.”
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