SriLankan Airlines reputation as a leading aviation training centre in South Asia continues to grow, with more Aircraft Engineers from Pakistan undergoing training at Katunayake.
Six more Aircraft Engineers from Airblue , Pakistan s fast-growing private airline, are undergoing training in maintenance of Airbus A319, A320, and A321 aircraft, at SriLankan s Technical Training School
Harsha Priyadarshan, Technical Training Manager at SriLankan, said: `I m pleased to say that this is the second group from Airblue whom we are training this year. We trained three other groups from the same airline over the last two years as well.`
SriLankan Technical Training is one of the few companies in Asia to hold the globally recognized EASA 147 certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency for training in Aircraft Maintenance. It continuously runs a two-year programme in aircraft engineering for Sri Lankans, and has been training an increasing number of foreign personnel, notably from Pakistan , the Maldives , Oman and India .
SriLankan has an all-Airbus fleet, which is an advantage to those who need to be trained in the many aspects of maintenance of Airbus aircraft, including Airframe & Power Plant, Avionics, and Radio Engineering.
The course for Airblue runs over two months from March to May and covers engineering and maintenance aspects of the A320 family aircraft. It includes field visits to both Base and Line Maintenance
Airblue now operates to nine destinations Manchester , Dubai , and seven cities throughout Pakistan with a fleet of six Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. It recently placed an order for eight more A320s.