Aviation Australia and Hawker Pacific have signed an agreement to formalise their previous Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a specialised training program in Cairns. The program is intended to provide advanced practical expertise to Aviation Maintenance Engineering (AME) students graduating from the Aviation Australia's International Training Diploma program.

The agreement allows students who have been undertaking an International Diploma at the Aviation Australia campus in Brisbane to relocate to Cairns following two years of theoretical instruction, to complete an intensive 10 week program of practical experience with Hawker Pacific. The program offers students an opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge to gain valuable real-world experience in a specialist aircraft maintenance facility. Aviation Australia, as the training provider of the Cairns Aviation Skills Centre, has agreed to manage up to 20 AME trainees at a time and facilitate their placement with Hawker Pacific.