Jet Aviation and the University of South Wales (USW) in Dubai have signed a cooperation agreement to support the development of aviation professionals through training opportunities and tuition.
“Effective immediately, Jet Aviation will provide required on-the-job training opportunities to students in Dubai enrolled at USW Dubai, while USW will support tuition for qualified Jet Aviation employees,” the companies said.
Jet Aviation's EASA, FAA and GCAA-approved maintenance facility in Dubai will cooperate with USW to offer industrial training and internships to USW Dubai’s aviation students. USW will reciprocate by providing Jet Aviation employees the opportunity to pursue a bachelor's degree in maintenance engineering or a master's degree in aviation engineering and management at the USW Dubai campus.
“We are very keen to extend real, hands-on experience and learning opportunities to aspiring aircraft maintenance professionals in a safe, controlled, and supervised aircraft maintenance environment,” said Prabhat Gummadi, jet Aviation’s maintenance director in Dubai. “Our goal is to ensure we continue to nurture young talent with an eye to the future, and this is a win-win solution from every angle. The industry needs qualified professionals, and combining academic learning with practical training is the best way to ensure we have a talented pool of aviation professionals in the future.”
“We are pleased to work with Jet Aviation Dubai to realize our mutual goal of developing much-needed skilled and qualified aircraft maintenance engineers and professionals for the local workforce,” said USW Dubai campus director Akram Hammoudeh.
Jet Aviation (Pavilion A11) also recently opened its new FBO and hangar facility at Van Nuys Airport, near Los Angeles. The complex houses a new 10,000-sq-ft FBO terminal and a 43,000-sq-ft hangar, large enough to accommodate the Gulfstream G700 and Bombardier Global 7500.
Jet Aviation said it is the first supplier to offer sustainable aviation fuel at the airport and that Van Nuys is also the first Jet Aviation site to carry SAF. “[This facility] advances environmental sustainability by offering an alternative fuel option on an ongoing basis,” said Van Nuys airport manager Flora Margheritis.