SINGAPORE / October 18, 2013 – Jet Aviation Singapore and Air Transport Training College at Seletar Aerospace Park announced today that they will jointly support a Licensed Aircraft Engineer Training Program for business aviation. As part of the agreement, Jet Aviation will provide required on-the-job training opportunities to students enrolled in the SAR 66 Cat B1.1 at ATTC.
To develop a competitive pool of local licensed aircraft engineers and related professionals for the business aviation network at Seletar Aerospace Park, Jet Aviation Singapore and the Air Transport Training College (ATTC) at Seletar Aerospace Park are cooperating to offer an ATTC – Jet Aviation Licensed Aircraft Engineer Training Program for Business Aviation. The joint program is to be integrated within the ATTC’s SAR 66 Cat B1.1 training program currently on offer, which requires students to complete on-the-job training (OJT).
The ATTC’s SAR 66 Cat B1.1 training program is a compulsory component of the 2-year Foundation Degree (FD) program as well as the 3-year Bachelor of Science (Hons) program in Aircraft Engineering at Kingston University. Jet Aviation Singapore will offer OJT opportunities at its premises to students selected for the ATTC – Jet Aviation Licensed Aircraft Engineer Training Program. All other students enrolled in the FD or BSc (Hons) programs at ATTC, including graduate students working towards a type-rating as licensed aircraft engineers, are also eligible to participate.
“Extending as many training opportunities as possible to as many students at Seletar Aerospace Park as possible helps secure a highly trained and much needed local workforce,” said Liu Wing Tim, managing director at the ATTC. “We are very pleased to work with Jet Aviation Singapore to realize our mutual goals.”
“We are fully committed to hiring from Singapore’s skilled pool of talent and to supporting the infrastructure at Seletar Aerospace Park, which serves our business aviation customers in the region,” said Gary Dolski, vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Singapore. “By selecting, training and retraining qualified engineers, we can best ensure we will continue to meet customer requirements and the highest business aviation standards.”
Jet Aviation will be in booth #N1932 at the National Business Aviation Association’s 2013 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas.
ATTC is fully accredited by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) as a Maintenance Training Organization and is also ISO9001:2008 quality certified. As a National Continuing Education and Training Centre Institute (NCI) appointed by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), the ATTC is committed to providing responsible and creditable aerospace training and education. As a testament to its
continual efforts, ATTC has been awarded the 4-year EduTrust Certification by CPE with effect from 29 December 2011. More information about Air Transport Training College is available at www.attc.edu.sg.
Seletar Aerospace Park has been developed by the JTC Corporation, the national developer of industrial infrastructure, to support Singapore’s growing aerospace industry. It is a dedicated 320-hectare park that aims to host an integrated aerospace industry cluster incorporating aerospace MRO; design and manufacturing of aircraft systems and components; business and general aviation activities; as well as training and R&D.
Jet Aviation Singapore provides scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, aircraft repair, defect troubleshooting and rectifications and aircraft modifications. In addition, the company offers interior refurbishment, avionics modification and exterior painting services. The company is a Factory Authorized Service Center and Warranty Repair Facility for the Gulfstream series; an Authorized Service Center for the
Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft models, as well as a Boeing BBJ line maintenance station; and carries maintenance approvals from 12 airworthiness authorities. Located at Seletar Airport, the company also offers FBO services in Singapore at Seletar and Changi International airports. In Asia, Jet Aviation operates an additional MRO facility in Hong Kong.
Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. More than 4,500 employees cater to client needs from 21 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 250 aircraft.