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Saudi Arabia, Lufthansa Technik to open world's largest aircraft maintenance academy

Saudi National Company of Aviation and Lufthansa Technik sign MoU

Saudi Arabia, Lufthansa Technik to open world's largest aircraft maintenance academy
The academy will train up to 2,000 technicians each year. Photo for illustration purposes only.

The Saudi National Company of Aviation (SNCA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Lufthansa Technik to set up the largest international aircraft maintenance academy in Saudi Arabia.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, the academy will train up to 2,000 technicians each year. New trainees will be certified by both Lufthansa in Germany and the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in the kingdom, Larry Wade, CEO at SNCA is quoted as saying.

In September, Prince Saud Bin Naif Al-Saud launched Oxford Saudia in Dammam, a CAE-authorised training centre.

As a global leader in training, CAE trains more than 220,000 crew members a year, including 1,500 cadets.

The authorised training centre in Dammam is funded by the Saudi National Company of Aviation and has the resources and expertise to train up to 400 cadet pilots annually.

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