KLM UK Engineering is delighted to announce the signing of a long term partnership with Nilai University (Malaysia) for the provision of EASA Part 147 exams supported by KLM UK Engineering's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Software
Paris, Amstelveen, Norwich - 30 May 2016 - KLM UK Engineering is delighted to announce the signing of a long term partnership with Nilai University (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 will support Nilai University'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 B licence.
With over 150 students graduating each year, the programme is equipping the aviation industry with skilled, qualified and competent engineers for the next generation.
Prof.Dato' Dr.SothiRachagan, Vice-Chancellor of Nilai University said: "Combining the exceptional learning environment of Nilai University with a world renowned MRO is a decision that will give our students an increased learning experience. This long term partnership will allow both Nilai University and KLM UK Engineering to train the next generation of aircraft engineers. The industry is expected to havea surge in demand for qualified and experienced personnel in the coming years. We are confident that the graduates of NilaiUniversity's aircraft maintenance programmes will have the knowledge, skills and attributes to be the backbone of the industry for many years to come."
Whilst Wayne Easlea, Operations Director of KLM UK Engineering added: "The partnership with Nilai is a huge 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 and connect many more universities to its growing educational centre. This centre will be collocated as of early 2017 in the International Aviation Academy in Norwich".
Nilai University was established as Nilai College in 1997 and was upgraded to a university college in 2007 and a full-fledged university in 2012. The Malaysian Qualifications Agency rated NilaiUniversity as Excellent (Setara 5) in 2011 and has reaffirmed this in the latest rating exercise undertaken in 2013. The University offers a Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance and an Advanced Diploma in Aircraft Engineering Technology which incorporate the European Aviation Safety Agency* (EASA) syllabus, preparing students for the EASA Part 66 Category B1.1 and B2 licence examinations. The student can then sit for the EASA licence examinations at the same time that they pursue their diploma / advanced diploma course at NilaiUniversity, which is the first step in gaining a full EASA licence.
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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