Lufthansa Technical Training and Kangan Batman TAFE Cooperating to Offer Maintenance Training in Australia

MELBOURNE -- Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) announces it has signed an agreement with Kangan Batman TAFE (KBT) to offer training for aircraft maintenance personnel in Australia.

As a provider of basic and advanced training for employees and management working in MRO and the wider aerospace industry, LTT strives to strengthen its global training network. LTT is already present in Europe, Asia, and North and South America.

Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation Jacinta Allan today officially launched the Kangan Batman TAFE Aviation Industry Training Centre’s (AITC) "Skilling for Aviation" project. The combination of a B737 purchase, funded by Skills Victoria, and the training expertise of LTT will enhance the KBT’s capacity to deliver complete aviation training packages.

Kangan Batman TAFE CEO Ray Griffiths says "Skilling for Aviation" is a major step forward, reflecting the institute’s desire to develop leading training programs and compete on a nation-wide stage.

Incorporating the purchase of a Boeing 737, the granting of CASA approval under the new maintenance engineering training standards and the partnership with LTT, the "Skilling for Aviation" project will allow offering complete aviation training programs from one location.

"With Kangan Batman TAFE as partner, Lufthansa Technical Training takes the opportunity to offer its proven expertise right on the spot at the Aviation Industry Training Centre. Based on our cooperation we can offer full-range maintenance training from vocational up to engineering level. Our customers based in Australia and the Pacific Rim will benefit from a broad, industry driven product portfolio in combination with most advanced training media and rooted in Lufthansa’s vast airline and MRO experience," says Holger Beck, Chief Operating Officer of LTT.