SriLankan Airlines is now one of the few companies in Asia to receive the globally recognized EASA 147 certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency, to provide training in aircraft maintenance to foreign and local students.
Peter Hill, CEO of SriLankan Airlines, said: "The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is the European Union's authority on aviation standards and safety. EASA's stringent standards are recognized around the world. It is another feather in the cap of SriLankan Engineering & Maintenance to be awarded this prestigious certification. We at SriLankan have placed great emphasis in recent times on modernizing and upgrading our facilities. We intend using the EASA 147 certification to actively market our training services throughout Asia."
SriLankan Technical Training provides training for aircraft engineers, technicians, and pilots. These already include foreign students from Pakistan, the Maldives, Oman and India, and staff of other airlines.
SriLankan Technical Training's two-year Training Course in Aircraft Maintenance is already in high demand among locals and foreigners, both men and women who intend embarking upon a career in aviation. Both the Avionics and Airframe subjects are taught according to the EASA syllabus by its 11 highly trained academic staff.
It is also authorized by Airbus Industry to provide Type Training to handle maintenance needs of different types of aircraft including Airbus A340, A330, A320, and other aircraft.