Australia launches new program for aviation training

 - December 31, 2008, 5:27 AM

Australia’s Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation, Jacinta Allan, officially launched the Kangan Batman TAFE Aviation Industry Training Centre’s (AITC) Skilling for Aviation project last November by announcing the purchase of a Boeing 737 as a dedicated training tool.

Kangan Batman TAFE CEO Ray Griffiths said the Boeing 737 purchase and Skilling for Aviation reflect the institute’s desire to develop leading training programs and compete on a nationwide stage.

In the short-term, the Boeing 737 will be housed at BAE Systems’ hangar at Melbourne Airport, where it will be configured for training purposes, including a comprehensive risk assessment to ensure it is safe for training.