“We are working on courses for airborne systems and engines. And besides fix wing aircraft, we also work on courses for rotary wing aircraft. In the future we would like to add civil aerospace as well to our portfolio” said Mr. Peter Huis in 't Veld CEO of World Class Aviation Academy on an exclusive interview given to Epicos.Could you please describe the current place of World Class Aviation Academy in the national and international market?
The World Class Aviation Academy is a training centre with an international focus. A unique one. Because of our collaboration with both leading companies in the aviation sector as well as vocational training institutes, a EASA-accredited (Part-66 & Part-147) training centre, the regional as well as the national and European government. We believe in a new way of doing business, which consists of sharing instead of competing. Could you please describe briefly the history of World Class Aviation Academy?
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs refers to the maintenance sector as one of the spearheads of its economic development programme. It has led to the foundation of World Class Maintenance, a programme that brings businesses and knowledge institutes in maintenance together in order to collaborate and innovate. The West Brabant Regional Training Centre (ROC) supports the ambitions of World Class Maintenance. This is why a new training centre for the aviation sector was started in 2009 by them: the World Class Aviation Academy. I am very proud to be the CEO of this new training centre!Could you please describe the courses that World Class Aviation Academy offers?
We provide tailored training for specific aircraft types, e.g. a F-16 or a Chinook, for professionals in the aviation industry. Besides, we are glad to help our clients with other aviation related courses like Human Factors or Technical English. We take care of the total training needs as we are a one stop shop. What are the main aviation domains in which you offer courses?
Currently, we focus on military aircraft types, such as the F-16 and a Chinook and general aviation courses such as Technical English and Human Factors.Are you planning to offer any new courses in the future? ?
We are working on courses for airborne systems and engines. And besides fix wing aircraft, we also work on courses for rotary wing aircraft. In the future we would like to add civil aerospace as well to our portfolio. Why should companies come to train at the World Class Aviation Academy? ?
We not only provide tailor-made technology training in aircraft maintenance, we will facilitate our clients as well: we will ensure that the level of technical English is good, that students will feel at home during their stay with us and we will use the latest teaching techniques. Most importantly, we will think along with you and have the ability to switch quickly. Adjustments in the content of the course once the training has started, additional lessons, expanded interpretation of the leisure time? We are more than willing to help out! What are the main companies that World Class Aviation Academy is currently collaborating?
We currently work together with Boeing and Eurocopter for military aircraft. Terma is our partner for airborne systems. Are you collaborating with any other training institutes?
Yes, as said we started off from the West Brabant Regional Training Centre, so we have a close link with vocational education in aircraft maintenance. Besides we work together with Aircraft Maintenance & Training School, the major part of their basic training is EASA-accredited.