Eleven successful candidates have officially completed their Aircraft Mechanics Apprenticeship Programme from Qatar Airways, a three-year academic and practical programme designed to ensure the quality and workmanship of Qatar Airways mechanics.

Upon completion of the programme, candidates are awarded an Aircraft Mechanic Category A certificate, and are automatically enrolled into a two-year bond with the Light Base Maintenance Department.

Qatar Airways trainingQatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, said this is a proud moment for all of them at Qatar Airways.

The graduation of the first batch of mechanics from our Aircraft Mechanics Apprenticeship Programme lays the pathway for the future development of the airline. We believe this programme will also benefit the wider community, particularly young people who are interested in becoming aircraft mechanics. I would like to congratulate the first batch of Aircraft Mechanics graduates, and welcome them to our rapidly-expanding group.’

The Technical Training department of Qatar Airways offers a comprehensive range of training programmes suited to all technical personnel. Qatar Airways Maintenance Training (QAMT) is internationally recognised for its exceptional training standards and service quality. QAMT was awarded the Maintenance Training Organisation (MTO) approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Qatar Civil Aviation Authority.

QAMT facilities include ten classrooms equipped with newly-installed Airbus Competence Training (ACT) and Boeing Desk Top Simulation (DTS) training media, which provide engineering students with a training experience utilising access to virtual aircraft. Candidates also experience first-hand training with a real aircraft.

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