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Published: Saturday December 14, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday December 14, 2013 MYT 7:14:53 AM

Licence to do aircraft maintenance

Hands-on learning: DTS Licenced Engineer trainees working on the Rolls Royce engine of a Fokker 27 aircraft.

Hands-on learning: DTS Licenced Engineer trainees working on the Rolls Royce engine of a Fokker 27 aircraft.

PETALING JAYA: Pilots, maintenance personnel and air traffic controllers cannot carry out aircraft maintenance work on aeroplanes or helicopters without a licence from the proper authorities, said Dilog Training and Services (DTS) director and accountable manager Amrul Zeflin Anim.

Besides being above 18, not colour-blind and having no chronic asthmatic illness, the entry requirements into aviation training courses have been updated to be in line with global standards.

In Malaysia, the National Aviation Authority is the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia (DCAM), which formally introduced its new licensing system and training organisations’ approval system in 2011.

DTS is among the first two organisations to be accorded the DCAM approval. The other is Malaysia Airlines Engineering and Maintenance.

To date, these two organisations remain the only fully approved organisations to conduct training, examinations and assessments, leading to an Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML) grant.

Amrul Zeflin said that before considering overseas programmes, students should note that there are limited foreign licences recognised by DCAM.

“Traditionally, engineer licences from Britain, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei and Hong Kong have been accepted but other than this, it is the prerogative of DCAM to decide on a case by case basis.

“The reward at the end of it all is to be issued the ‘red book’ by DCAM as it is not just a licence but a ticket to better things in life,” Amrul Zeflin added.

Licenced Aircraft Technician, Licenced Aircraft Engineers (Mechanical) and Licenced Aircraft (Avionics) are currently offered by the DTS training centre.

For 2014, the entrance assessments will commence from January and offers may be made to those seeking a career in the aviation industry, based on their SPM trial results.

Find out what are the minimum requirements and much more during the Star Education Fair today and tomorrow.

The Star Education Fair offers advice on study options and career guidance in many other areas of the job market.

It is the country’s premier education fair with close to 600 booths and nearly 200 exhibitors.

Admission is free with opening hours from 11am to 7pm. The fair’s 26th edition presents “More Choices, More Possibilities” as this year’s theme.

For more information, call 03-7967 1388 (ext 1233 / 1432), e-mail edufair@thestar.com.my or visit thestar.com.my/education/edufair or www.facebook.com/stareducationfair.

Come to the fair, like our Star Education Fair Facebook page and stand a chance to win a RM50 fashion (H&M) gift card as well.

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Tags / Keywords: Education, pilot, aviation, DCAM, DTS

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