KLM UK Engineering has signed a long-term partnership with Nilai University (Malaysia) for the provision of EASA Part 147 exams supported by KLM UK Engineering's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) software.

Under the agreement, KLM UK Engineering will support Nilai University's Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Advanced Diploma in Aircraft Engineering Technology programs by providing experienced examiners and VLE to allow the students to gain their EASA Part 66 B licence.

With over 150 students graduating each year, the programme is equipping the aviation industry with skilled, qualified and competent engineers for the next generation.

Wayne Easlea, operations director of KLM UK Engineering commented: "The partnership with Nilai is a huge step forward in our aim to connect KLM UK engineering's VLE products to many young engineers in the UK and abroad. The industry needs many good engineers for the future to accommodate the growing worldwide fleet and to replace inevitable retirements. KLM UK Engineering wants to leverage its knowledge and experience and connect many more universities to its growing educational centre. This centre will be collocated as of early 2017 in the International Aviation Academy in Norwich."