KLM UK Engineering is delighted to announce the signing of a long term partnership with Kris Sakti Aviation (Malaysia) for the provision of EASA Part 147 exams supported by KLM UK Engineering's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) software.
Paris, Amstelveen, Norwich - 13 January 2017 - KLM UK Engineering is delighted to announce the signing of a long term partnership with Kris Sakti Aviation (Malaysia) for the provision of EASA Part 147 exams supported by KLM UK Engineering's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) software.
Under the agreement, KLM UK Engineering (KLM UKE) will support Kris Sakti Aviation by providing experienced examiners to accompany its VLE product, allowing the students to gain their EASA Part 66 B Licence, while helping them to grow as a centre of excellence for the next generation of engineers.
With over 220 students graduating each year, the programme is equipping the aviation industry with skilled, qualified and competent engineers for the next generation.
In Kuala Lumpur, Dato' Sri Mahmud Taib, the chairman of KS Holdings and KS Angkasamudra said: "Aviation engineers are highly trained professionals and with the support of KLM UKE we will provide training and develop individuals to become knowledgeable, skilled and competent. This mutually beneficial collaboration and smart partnership with KLM UKE utilizing their VLE products will enable the trainees to be fast tracked and obtain their EASA part 66 B licences, while helping to grow the next generation of aircraft maintenance engineers which is urgently required in the aviation industry."
Whilst Peter Van Der Horst, Managing Director of KLM UKE added: "The partnership with KS Angkasamudra is a huge step forward in our aim to connect KLM UKE's VLE products to many young engineers in the UK and abroad. The industry needs many good engineers for the future to accommodate the growing worldwide fleet and to replace inevitable retirements. KLM UKE wants to leverage its knowledge and experience and connect many more universities and aviation academies to its growing educational centre. This centre will be located within the International Aviation Academy in Norwich from April 2017."
About KS Angkasamudra Aviation Academy
The Kris Sakti Group is involved in a wide spectrum of activities ranging from Aviation, Petroleum, Agriculture and Trading. As its contribution towards realising the aspiration of "Nation building through Aviation and Maritime", the KS group has embarked into human capital skills and competencies development with its own foray into education and training with professional certification, initially through the setting up of KS Angkasamudra Aviation Academy whereby the Aviation Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) is being organised to fill the specific gaps in the professional certification programs. Its vision is to help meet the training and educational needs of the growing international aviation industry, focused on human capital development of Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in its professional certification programs for the domestic and regional aviation industries.
In complementing its certified aircraft maintenance licence programs at KS Angkasamudra Aviation Academy to be located in Subang, it will also conduct specialised aircraft maintenance skills and management courses with hands-on experimental industrial-type training and apprenticeship. The KLM UKE's VLE products thus will support and enhance KSAS's total learning and training environment for the trainees, building skills and competency while leading towards international professional certification for a licensed aircraft maintenance career.
About KLM UK Engineering
KLM UK Engineering Limited is a leading regional aircraft and narrow body MRO, wholly owned by KLM and member of the AFI KLM E&M Network. Services include base maintenance, line maintenance,component sales, technical training and disassembly of Boeing 737's, Airbus A320's, Fokker 70/100, BAe146/Avro RJ's and Embraer E170/190. KLM UK Engineering has been based at NorwichInternationalAirport for 40 years and employs over 400 people, plus has a complete network of UK line stations. KLM UK Engineering prides itself on having an experienced and skilled work force, delivering a superior service and high quality product at a competitive price.
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