Abu Dhabi Aviation Training Centre (ADATC) and Resource Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create an Aviation Maintenance Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCoE), to serve the UAE and wider regional market.
The UAE’s role as a major worldwide transport hub makes it an ideal location for students to study and attain globally recognised aviation maintenance qualifications, the two companies said in a joint statement.
The collaboration will leverage Abu Dhabi Aviation’s (ADATC’s parent company) reputation in Operations and Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) as well as its extensive local and international client base.
Resource Group, through its Aviation Technical Training business, brings EASA and GCAA training approvals, 15 years of worldwide training delivery and an enviable reputation for civil and military, fixed and rotary wing maintenance training.
The AMTCoE will be co-located with ADATC’S existing flight crew training offering and full motion simulators.
"This MoU is the result of 18 months of business planning and due diligence and represents a firm first step toward the ultimate objective of establishing the AMTCoE in the UAE," said Ian Fitzpatrick, Resource Group’s Managing Director for Training Solutions.
Ahmed Al Khouri, Managing Director of ADATC, said: "The Training organisation will operate from ADATC’s state of the art training centre in Abu Dhabi and will be a regional training hub covering the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific Region."