Publication Date : July 2, 2017

Publication Name : zawya.com

With more than a quarter of a million new aviation engineers forecast to be needed over the next 20 years, a Dubai-based aviation institute is aiming to help fill the gap when it launches a new course later this year.

The Vision Concept Aviation Training Institute (VCATI), set up in Dubai in 2013 as an independent aircraft maintenance training and examination organisation, in September will start accepting students to a new course aimed creating qualified Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs).

The two-year course has been endorsed by the United Arab Emirates’ Knowledge and Human Development Authority and approved by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority.

“Our training institute has been established to cater to the needs of the aviation industry. Industry leader Boeing has projected a demand for 269,000 aircraft engineers between 2016 and 2035 based on aircraft deliveries,” Captain Mohamed Obaid Al Suwaidi, founder of VCATI, said in a press statement on Sunday.

Captain Al Suwaidi has over 18 years’ experience in the aviation sector and VCATI has invested around 10 million UAE dirhams ($2.7 million) developing the new courses.