The Ameco Beijing  joint venture between Air China and Lufthansa is developing its reputation as a training provider and is set to grow its training facilities.

Ameco Aviation College (AAC) is the first CCAR Part 147 certified training organisation in China, and was also the first outside of Europe to be awarded the EASA Part 147 certificate.

The joint venture is at Asian Aerospace to promote its MRO activities. But the company is receiving a lot of interest about its burgeoning training offerings. A spokesperson says the company can provide qualified aviation training in the field of the basic, technical and specialised aerospace activities.

Besides fulfilling Ameco’s demand for skilled technicians, the joint-venture also provides training services for external international and Chinese customers. Ameco Beijing is a Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) authorised exam centre that provides basic personnel license examination to Chinese technicians. It also provides basic training and skills according to CCAR66 type-rating training in line with EASA66.

Ameco Beijing has announced an expansion programme to grow the Ameco Aviation College. A new school building with an area of 7,000m2 will open in early 2008. At that time, it will be able to house 500 apprentices and at the same time provide type-rating courses for up to 1,200 students.

“The rapid development of China’s Civil Aviation Industry and Air China’s ambitious fleet development plan provides Ameco Beijing with great unprecedented opportunities. We are ready to make impressive development for the next future and create added value to our customers,” says Zheng Yan, executive director of operations.

Source: Flight Daily News