EASA Part-147 approval for Dutch Training Centre

After five years of hard work, the National Aviation Authority of the Netherlands has granted the EASA Part-147 approval Certificate for Basic Training to the Aviation Competence Centre (ACC).

Since 2008, the Basic Aircraft Mechanic training of ROC Leeuwenborgh has been strengthened, internationalised and improved. This has been achieved with the support of the regional government, LIOF and MRO companies at Maastricht Maintenance Boulevard. Since 2010, the training centre located at a sophisticated location on the airport.

Intensive cooperation has been established with the German Berufskollege Alsdorf. Currently over 50 German students receive practical training at the facility of the ACC. Overall, the ACC is providing training for approximately 250 students who want to become “Line Maintenance Certifying Mechanic Part-66 cat A” or “Line Maintenance Certifying Technician Part-66 cat B1.1/B2”.

The regional training centre has a strong regional footprint and now has the approval for Piston and Gas Turbine engines. This approval is an important milestone and it contributes to the ambitions of the ACC and provides a good base for growth. The ACC is offering its courses in the English language, providing its students with the best possible opportunities for an international career.

Roy Palmen, managing director technical department of ROC Leeuwenborgh: ‘After years of hard work, we have finally been rewarded this internationally recognised approval. This offers tremendous opportunities for our students and the training center itself. The team of the ACC, headed by Maarten de Klerk, Accountable Manager, deserves the credits for this achievement’.

Constant van Schaik, CEO of SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance: ‘As the largest customer of the ACC we are very pleased with this development. It provides a boost to the maintenance activities of SAMCO and of other companies at Maastricht Maintenance Boulevard’.

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Source: Netherlands Aerospace Group
Date: Nov 29, 2012