The first flight by the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903 at 10:35am achieved 120 feet (37 metres) in 12 seconds, at a speed of only 6.8 miles per hour (10.9 km/hr) about 10 feet (3 metres) above the ground.
Today, commercial airplane accelerates to 1 mile (5,280 feet or 1,600 metres) in 30 seconds, cruises at speed of Mach 0.85, altitude of 35,000 feet (10.66 km) for over 8,000 nautical miles (14,800 km).
Needless to say, the modern advanced and sophisticated aircraft and engine structures and operating systems would require appropriately trained and qualified personnel to maintain and certify fit for flight.
At ST Engineering Aerospace, our mission is "To Keep Aircraft Flying Safely". Rightfully, we focus our attention squarely on the airworthiness of the aircraft and the safety of the travelling public.
At ST Engineering Aerospace Technical Training Centre, we adopt the most stringent standards in aviation training. We employ highly trained, qualified, skilled and experienced instructors and competent supporting staff, OEM course ware and advanced training systems to ensure strict compliance with the requirements of the aviation authorities and the industry.
Our Training Centre is a part-147 Maintenance Training Organisation approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Attesting to our leadership in the field of aviation training, we developed and introduced the first-of-type Dual Category B Licence training programme in Singapore, offering the opportunity for the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer to hold both Category B1 (Mechanical) and Category B2 (Avionics) Licence. These next generation engineers will contribute towards cost reduction and productivity for the organisation; job enrichment and career advancement opportunity for themselves.
Corresponding to this initiative, our Centre has trained and qualified Instructors, approved to conduct both B1 and B2 basic and aircraft type training. Again this is the first ever achievement in Singapore.
We are motivated and committed towards continuously upgrading the knowledge and skills of aircraft maintenance personnel to strive towards achieving the national goal as the Regional Aviation Hub. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to ensure the highest standards of training is maintained, without compromising the quality of services.
Leading aircraft manufacturers forecast the need for more than 30,000 maintenance personnel annually for the next 20 years, with the lion share nestled in the Asia Pacific region.
Hopefully, this would encourage those who want to be among the professionals in the specialised field of aircraft maintenance to start training with us. For others already working in the industry and interested to widen their knowledge and enhance their competency level, we will be pleased to assist.
On this note, I thank you.
Vice President Technical Training