To secure maintenance personnel and promote training ahead of mass
retirement - JAL and ANA Groups, will start training of first class aircraft line maintenance
technicians and other maintenance personnel who can confirm completion of maintenance, such as the
pre-departure inspection of large aircraft operated by scheduled
airlines. The training will commence from April 2007 in cooperation and coordination with the Japan
Aviation Technical College and Naka-Nippon Aviation. College.
two groups employ many graduates from aviation technical colleges
who have obtained second class aircraft maintenance technician certificates and second class aircraft
line maintenance technician certificates, qualifying them as being able to confirm the completion of
maintenance of small aircraft, such as Cessna's.
Under the joint training program of maintenance personnel by the airlines and aviation technical
colleges, an internship program will be introduced with the cooperation of the airlines to conduct
training on large aircraft simulators, OJT (On the Job Training), that was difficult
for aviation technical colleges to do independently. Trainees will be able to acquire the first class aircraft line
maintenance certificates while enrolled at college. Specifically, from FY2007, Japan Aviation
Technical College and Naka-Nippon Aviation College will open a first class aircraft line maintenance
technician course, which will provide basic training on aircraft in the first and second years on
campus, and in the third year, knowledge and skills on large aircraft as interns under the guidance and
supervision of instructors at airline training facilities and maintenance centers, at Haneda and Narita
airports. In FY2009, ANA and JAL plan to recruit 15 interns each respectively, a
total of around 30 personnel.
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