Published on : Saturday, June 14, 2014
The Austrian Airlines Technical School and the Secondary Vocational School for Aeronautics in Langenlebarn are bundling their know-how within the context of a strategic partnership.
Previously, once an individual completed his compulsory education, it took an average of about nine years until an aeronautical engineer received his official certification to approve an aircraft for the next flight after maintenance work was carried out. This cooperation now enables certification to be granted after four years attending the vocational school in Langenlebarn along with one year of practical training i.e. a total of five years. Afterwards the graduates can be employed by approved maintenance organizations throughout the EU.
This has been made possible by a coordinated know-how transfer between the vocational school and Austrian Airlines, the country’s largest airline. In the future, the teachers at the Secondary Vocational School for Aeronautics Langenlebarn will receive further training at the Austrian Airlines Technical School.
At the same time, certified trainers of the Austrian Airlines Technical School will teach the students at the Secondary Vocational School for Aeronautics, and thus contribute their practical experience. In this way, the basic education required to become an aeronautical engineer will involve a coordinated combination of theory and practical training. In the past students had to go through five years of practical training after completing four years of studies at the vocational school, and also had to complete several additional courses in order to be eligible for certification by the responsible authorities.
“We are pleased to have found a partner in Austrian Airlines which will contribute its high quality standards to educating our students”, says the school principal Franz Koller. “In this way we can offer our students a practice-oriented education and enable them to become highly qualified aeronautical engineers“.
”I am happy that in the future Austrian Airlines will be able to make a contribution to enabling students to receive a diploma which is recognized in the entire EU thanks to its cooperation with the Secondary Vocational School for Aeronautics and Austro Control”, explains Michael Delion, Vice President Technical Operations at Austrian Airlines. “In this manner we are also contributing to strengthening Austria as an industrial location.”
At present some 400 aeronautical engineers working around the clock seven days a week who are authorized to approve aircraft for flying are employed by Austrian Airlines. They bear a high degree of responsibility. They have to carry out all the required work on the aircraft, from a simple changing of tires and complex troubleshooting to the comprehensive overhaul of an aircraft, which can take several weeks. The aircraft is only approved for the next flight when all work has been thoroughly and carefully carried out and the work has been checked.
Source:- Australian Airlines
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