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13/04/2018 - KLM UK Engineering Partners with Vision Concept Aviation Training Institute (VCATI)

KLM UK Engineering is delighted to announce the signing of a long-term partnership with VCATI for the provision of EASA Part 147 exams supported by KLM UK Engineering's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Software.

Paris, Amstelveen, Norwich, 13 April 2018 - Under the agreement KLM UK Engineering will support VCATI's successful Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Advanced Diploma in Aircraft Engineering Technology programmes by providing experienced examiners and VLE to allow the students to gain their EASA Part 66 B1.1 & B2 licence.

VCATI has arrangements in place to supplement the online training with tutorials from industry veterans so that students can qualify while they are employed in good time with top results.
Captain Mohamed Obaid Al Suwaidi, Founder of VCATI says: "we are committed to the needs of the aviation industry. We launched our student courses last year with intake for the A1 & A2 aircraft maintenance engineering program due to high industry demand and employment potential in the field. Our partnership with KLM UK Engineering to offer B1.1 & B2 qualifications online will open opportunities to hundreds of technicians and workers in the aviation industry to enhance their careers by qualifying for high potential jobs. Our own students acquiring A1 & A2 licenses next year can take up employment and pursue a higher qualification without having to take a gap year."

Whilst, Ian Bartholomew, Director Business Development & Sales of KLM UK Engineering added: "the partnership with VCATI is another step forward in our aim to connect KLM UK Engineering'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 UK Engineering wants to leverage its knowledge and experience by connecting many more academies to its growing educational centre at its head office in Norwich. "

Vision Concept Aviation Training Institute (VCATI) is based in Dubai with a strong belief in delivering Quality Education through Modern Techniques at affordable pricing by competent faculty for our diverse mix of students. Our philosophy of excellence has enabled us to achieve critical accolades that create value for our students. These include approval by General Civil Aviation Authority as a CAR147 training organization, partnership with global leaders Jeppesen (a Boeing company) and KLM UK Engineering. Our qualifications meet GCC and European standards offering multiple global opportunities to our students worldwide. VCATI is signing global partnerships for Non-Aviation Courses.

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 & technical training 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 Norwich Airport for 40 years and employs approximately 380 people. The Comapny prides itself on having an experienced and skilled work force, delivering a superior service and high quality product at a competitive price whilst being enhanced with the deployment of Lean Six Sigma throughout.

KLM UK Engineering's technical training college has been in operation for over 30 years, and in this time has directly trained staff and successfully run an in-house apprenticeship scheme. It is currently offering a virtual learning environment product for EASA licenses as well as several Airworthiness courses. The Company has been working with universities & colleges to deliver a foundation course in aircraft engineering & BSc Hons Aircraft Engineering and is part of the International Aviation Academy - Norwich.
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