(MENAFN - Arab News) Nas tech nas holding's engineering and maintenance subsidiary of nas holding and flynas saudi arabia's national carrier are introducing a new technical training program for saudi youth with high school certificates.
the aircraft engineer maintenance program (aemp) is scheduled to start on may 5 2014 for duration of five years and will qualify successful trainees with the easa 147 certificate and easa aircraft maintenance engineer license issued by the european aviation safety agency.
the agency is the centerpiece of the european union's aviation safety system which comprises the agency the european commission and the national aviation authorities (naas). easa is the european version of the usa federal aviation administration (faa) certificate and has higher standards and is more recognized in the maintenance industry.
wael al-sarhan director of marketing and communication at flynas said: 'flynas is totally committed to training and employing talented saudi nationals; we believe in the saudi youth's high capabilities and are very certain of the quality of manpower we are going to gain after this program."
izani merican ceo of nas tech commented: 'the aemp is a highly intensive training program that presents a marvelous opportunity for young saudi technicians to gain the internationally recognized easa 147 certificate which qualifies them for a career in aviation industry one of the fastest growing sectors of the kingdom's economy."
the aemp is being held in partnership with the afaq academy in bahrain and training will take place at nastech classes in riyadh. 27 trainees have been accepted for the program which consists of 5 years of training — 1 year of english language and 4 years of studying for the easa certificate.
after completing the training flynas will recommend the most outstanding trainees to study for their bachelor's degree which for easa 147 certificate holders requires only a further 7 months of studying.