Malaysian pilot school Asia Pacific Flight Training is expanding its programme to include technical training for maintenance personnel via a partnership with Lufthansa Technik.

The flight academy, based at Kota Bharu airport in northeast Malaysia, has signed a five-year co-operation deal with the German MRO group's training arm.

Staff from LHT's maintenance facility in Philippine capital Manila will provide theoretical and practical training, and conduct examinations based on EASA regulations.

Some 400 aircraft mechanics are to be trained at the facilities of the newly formed APFT Maintenance Training, says LHT. The first course is set to begin in January.

Source: Cirium Dashboard