SriLankan for aviation training
SriLankan Airlines is looking at more joint ventures and partnerships
to establish technical expertise in the field of aviation.
SriLankan Airlines will establish Maintenance, Repair and Operations
(MRO) facilities in Sri Lanka, targeting more opportunities in the
aviation training segment. SriLankan Engineering as in the recent years
has been positioning itself as the ideal maintenance repair organization
for the region with its superior quality of work and experienced
aircraft engineers and technicians ,said Kapila Chandrasena, CEO
The demand for pilot training in the region is on the rise and
SriLankan Airlines is planning to establish itself as a centre for
excellence in technical training especially in ticketing, Cargo, Cabin
crew and pilot training segments. The Aviation industry currently faces
a shortage of 9,000 pilots, 15,000 maintenance personnel and 100,000 non
technical airline operators. We have more demand than what we can cater
and SriLankan Airlines is currently in the process of inducting right
infrastructure to leverage these opportunities, said Chandrasena.
SriLankan Airlines Chairman Nishantha Wickramasinghe said SriLankan
Airlines deal with every aspects of human capital from high skilled
professionals to semi skilled workers. Each of them contributes to the
development of the local aviation industry as well as the local economy.
SriLankan Airlines has a strong commitment to develop this rising
business and is striving to become a hub for pilot training in the
“Katunayake International Airport is ideally positioned
geographically and this unique position has given the airline the
advantage of serving as an extended home base for south India, Maldives
and China. The airline has great aspiration to be the leader of aviation
training in the region in time to come. Currently, SriLankan Technical
team provides comprehensive training for pilots and engineering staff
accredited by Aviation Authority of Pakistan, Maldives and Sri Lanka. In
our effort to making Katunayake International Airport as a hub in the
region for Pilot training, we will open our second training facility
“A333 aircraft training” next year, said Wickramasinghe .