German OEM Deutsche Aircraft and aviation training provider Aero-Bildung have signed a cooperation agreement to jointly train future aircraft mechanics, a first for the Dornier 328 type certificate holder and developer of the D328eco twin turboprop. Deutsche Aircraft said the agreement is part of its integrated recruitment strategy that will support the growth of the company.
Over 42 months, students will be trained on aircraft assembly and maintenance at Aero-Bildung’s facilities and test their knowledge at Deutsche Aircraft facilities near Munich. Select students will have the opportunity to work at Deutsche Aircraft upon graduation.
“The start of this vocational training program is part of a long-term growth strategy for Deutsche Aircraft,” said company CEO Dave Jackson. “It also supports our regional strategy as it will help strengthen the connection between our two German sites in Oberpfaffenhofen and Leipzig. During this program, students will learn the ins and outs of the business of aircraft mechanics and will test their newly acquired knowledge on aircraft."
The first class, which will comprise four students, is expected to start in September 2022. Applications will open next month.
"Investing in young generations is investing in the future,” said Aero-Bildung founder Robert Voit. “We are looking forward to this cooperation and offer a wide area of training and qualification beyond apprenticeships within the aviation industry.”