Qatar Airways has announced that 11 successful candidates have officially completed the Aircraft Mechanics Apprenticeship Programme, a three-year academic and practical programme designed to ensure the quality and workmanship of Qatar Airways’ mechanics, while also assisting the airline in implementing its future growth plans.
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 Group chief executive HE Akbar al-Baker said, “This is a proud moment for all of us 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.”
Qatar Airways Technical Training department 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", a press statement notes. QAMT was awarded the Maintenance Training Organisation approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency and Qatar Civil Aviation Authority.
QAMT’s facilities include 10 classrooms equipped with newly installed Airbus Competence Training and Boeing Desk Top Simulation 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. Qatar Airways is one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, with a fleet of more than 200 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents. As part of its continued expansion plans,the airline plans a host of new destinations throughout 2019, including Valletta, Malta, and more.
Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat’, ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’.