Bahrain Academy to train aircraft engineers opens

An academy to train aircraft engineers, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East, is now up and running in Bahrain with 105 students.
The Bahrain Airport Services’ (BAS) Aircraft Engineering Training Centre is the first such accredited institution in Asia and the Middle East and only the third outside Europe.
The BD1 million centre has been opened to qualify and license aspiring aircraft maintenance engineers, said BAS manager-engineering training Mahmood Al Balooshi.
The majority of students are Bahrainis and a few have come from Oman and India, said Mr Al Balooshi.
The new centre is the first aviation training organisation outside the European Union (EU) to attain the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 147 approval for aircraft training and the 147 “Basic” aircraft maintenance engineering training approval, said Mr Al Balooshi.
04/10/06 Soman Baby/Gulf Daily News, Bahrain

1 comment for “Bahrain Academy to train aircraft engineers opens

  1. March 29, 2012 at 3:07 am

    I understand where your ocnimg from. I worked in aviation for the Navy. Most of the jobs in aviation require a journeyman’s license. I got a call from an individual from aerotech who offered me a one year job doing acceptance maintenance for the Turkish government. Unfortunately I too joined the Army reserve just to have a little extra to get by. I had to refuse the job offer because I am leaving next week for training. Look up aerotech online and see if there are any oppurtunities available. Oh and keep working on that powerplant and airframe license!

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