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Aircraft Engineering BEng(Hons): Partner institutions and their facilities

KLM UK Engineering

KLM UK Engineering logoKLM UK Engineering Ltd, an aircraft maintenance organisation, is a large employer of aircraft engineers. Its Technical College has gained a worldwide reputation for its continuing high standards.

The College's courses have full EASA 147 approval and full EASA 147 approval for EASA 66 Cat A and B1 basic training. It also holds ISO 9001 accreditation for its quality management system, adopted to deliver and design training courses.

KLM UK Engineering offers unique training opportunities on 'live' commercial aircraft in our EASA 145 Maintenance Organisation. Liaison between instructors and highly skilled engineers working on the various types of aircraft contributes significantly to the success rate of students on our courses.

Its training manuals, produced by professional and experienced staff, are regularly updated and are included in course costs. Examination results and progress reports can be sent to sponsors and certificates are issued to individuals on the successful completion of all courses.

KLM UK Engineering Ltd's engineering maintenance/component overhaul workshops and offices occupy some 88,000 sq. ft of space at Norwich Airport. Among the approvals held are those from the Civil Aviation Authority for maintenance and overhaul of the B737, F100/70, BAe 146/RJ, Fokker 50 and ATR 72 aircraft.

The Technical College: this is located at Norwich Airport, close to the city centre and beautiful countryside. It has well-equipped, permanent and purpose-built classrooms, together with student study areas, technical library and student refectory.

All the instructors are very experienced and are approved by the Civil Aviation Authority under EASA 147. An independent quality assurance training standards surveyor ensures training and examination standards meet the Approved Authority requirements.

Its facilities also include a purpose-built apprentice centre, housing its very own hand-skills workshop (mechanical and electrical). It has a dedicated practical training classroom, complete with a full-size aircraft fuselage. Practical training is also undertaken in KLM aircraft component overhaul facilities and base maintenance hangars.

Find out more from the KLM UK Engineering website or contact:

  • Sarah Chaplin (college administrator)
    KLM UK Engineering Technical College
    25–27 Hurricane Way
    Norwich Airport Industrial Estate
    Norwich, Norfolk
    NR6 6HE
    Tel: 44 (0)1603 480 482
    Fax: 44 (0)1603 480 499
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Newcastle Aviation Academy

Newcastle Aviation Academy logoTeaching takes place in a hangar at Newcastle Airport, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, workshops and classrooms, including a functional Boeing 737 aircraft.

The combination of hands-on, practical training at a busy regional airport with use of the latest equipment and academic facilities gives you an outstanding training in aircraft engineering. The Boeing 737 is fully functional and has all the systems – navigation, communication, electrical and hydraulic – you would expect on a modern aircraft. You will carry out standard repairs on the flying controls, engine, power supply, air conditioning and landing gear.

The workshops are kitted out with the very latest equipment, designed for the study of specific aspects of aircraft engineering. These include hydraulics, landing gear, pneumatics, structural repair, electrics and electronics workshops.

The IT suite is equipped with modern CBT training equipment for the electrical and electronic practical training. These computers allow you access to the internet for research. The Academy also has a library of technical publications and aircraft manuals to help you with revision and research.

Newcastle College: Students will have access to all Newcastle College facilities. A range of access courses are also taught at Newcastle College.

Based in the city centre, it's the largest college in the North East, with over 30,000 students. Students are taught at the College's Centre for Engineering, which is equipped with everything you need for practical, relevant training. This includes:

  • state-of-the-art design software and robotics equipment;
  • programmable logic controller suite;
  • laboratories for testing analogue and digital circuits;
  • power systems laboratory;
  • instrumentation and control laboratory;
  • mechanical science laboratory; and
  • engineering workshops for milling, turning and shaping metal.

Campus-wide facilities include four libraries that hold over 125,000 books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, CD-ROMs, and PCs with internet access. The College also has a shop, cafés, a sports centre with a variety of clubs and classes, and an art gallery.

Find out more from the Newcastle College website or contact:

Cardiff and Vale College

Cardiff and Vale College logoIf you're interested in a career in the Aviation industry there's no better place to start than at Cardiff and Vale College. All of our Aircraft Engineering students benefit from the outstanding facilities provided by our training centre ICAT (International Centre for Aerospace Training).

Ideally located next to Cardiff International Airport, ICAT is a purpose built aerospace campus and is a recognised centre of excellence in education and training and has gained approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as a Part-147 Aircraft Maintenance Training Organisation.

Our ICAT campus is fully equipped with classrooms, laboratories, specialist equipment and an aircraft hanger containing a portable Aero Wind Tunnel, Hydraulic Training rigs and equipment, and two aircraft; A Bulldog TMk1 Basic Flying Trainer and a Jetstream TMk2 multi-engine observer trainer aircraft. 

You will also have the opportunity to train in our Gas Turbines area which houses a range of Gas Turbine Engines including Rolls Royce RB211 Triple Spool High By-pass ratio engine, Avon Turbojet and Ardour Twin Spool Low By-pass ration engines.

There is also a Boeing 737 fuselage facility for Cabin Aircrew training.  View images of ICAT's facilities.

About Cardiff and Vale College

Cardiff and Vale College takes pride in the facilities and learning experiences we offer our students, we have dedicated support staff that will help you to make the most of your time with us and we work hard to ensure that all our students achieve their full potential. 

Serving the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff areas, we offer courses at 10 different sites and offer a full range of support services including careers advice, dyslexia and disability support, learning centres and libraries, IT suites, sports centres, restaurants and cafes and childcare.

We also welcome international students from around the world and have a dedicated International team that can provide help and advice on everything from Tier 4 visas to accommodation to social activities. 

Find out more from the Cardiff and Vale College website.

Air Transport Training College, Singapore

Please note that this course is not available through UCAS and is not EASA Part-147 approved.

Air Transport Training College, SingaporeAir Transport Training College (ATTC) was established in 1999 as the Professional Development Centre of the Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers (SIAE). The college is registered with both the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) of Singapore and the Council for Private Education with the registration number 199901790H.

Within the Singapore Airworthiness Requirement (SAR) framework, regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), ATTC is a SAR Part 147 Approved Maintenance Training Organisation (CAAS Approval No: MTO/002). This means ATTC is approved to offer training programmes that meet SAR-66 basic knowledge and initial skills requirements in Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul MRO activities. ATTC has also obtained the Republic of Maldives MCAR-147 approval to provide Part-66 basic knowledge and aviation skills training including the conduct of MCAR-66 basic knowledge examinations.

ATTC is concurrently a Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) Approved Training Organisation (ATO), having been awarded ATO No.00161 on 2 August 2007. On 1 September 2007, ATTC was appointed by WDA as a CET (Continuing Education & Training) Centre for the Aerospace industry.

ATTC is also registered as a Private Education Institution (PEI) with the Council for Private Education (CPE) under the Enhanced Registration Framework (ERF) with the registration number 199901790H. This registration is valid from 6 August 2014 to 5 August 2018. ATTC has been awarded the 4-year EduTrust Certification (certificate no: EDU-2-2031) by CPE valid from 28 December 2015 to 27 December 2019.
The college is also ISO9001:2008 quality certified by the BSI (British Standard Institute).

In March 2009, ATTC is bestowed with the Frost & Sullivan's Asia Pacific Aerospace & Defense 2009 Aerospace Technical Training Institution of the Year Award.

Since 26 November 2012, ATTC operates from our new training complex (Seletar Aerospace Training Complex) at Seletar Aerospace Park. Apart from a fully operational hangar, with access to the runway at the Seletar Airport, and workshops offering skills-based training in aircraft related mechanical, avionics, electrical, engine systems and advanced composite repair techniques, the training complex also houses a Cessna 172 Skyhawk and a fully operational Learjet 25B to enhance the maintenance experience offered at the hangar. Seletar Aerospace Training Complex was officially opened by then Acting Manpower Minister, Mr. Tan Chuan-Jin on 22 May 2013.

In 24 July 2013, ATTC entered into a Training Agreement with Turbomeca Asia Pacific whereby ATTC will form part of Turbomeca's international training network for the delivery of Turbomeca Level 1 and Level 2 maintenance courses. Such engine type training offered by ATTC's instructors, under authorisation and qualification by Turbomeca, allow both the local and regional workforce to increase their skills and employability for the support of helicopter operations.

In 17 October 2013, ATTC also entered into an MOU with Jet Aviation Singapore, a General Dynamics company, for the launch of a joint "ATTC – Jet Aviation Licensed Aircraft Engineer Training Program for Business Aviation". This joint program offers quality training opportunities for our workforce in an effort to develop a competitive pool of local Licensed Aircraft Engineers and related professionals for Business Aviation at Seletar Aerospace Park and beyond.

Find out more from the Air Transport Training College website or contact:

  • LIM Boon Pin (David), Sales & Marketing Manager / Business Development
    Air Transport Training College
    70 Seletar Aerospace View
    Seletar Aerospace Training Complex
    Singapore 797564
    Tel: (65) 6603 6603
    Fax: (65) 6346 0115
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