Friday, January 31st, 2014

Five graduates from Aviation Australia’s aircraft maintenance engineer training program are off to a flying start after commencing their apprenticeships with Alliance Airlines earlier this month.   

The graduates are now based at Alliance Airline’s maintenance hangar located at Brisbane International Airport where they will complete the practical elements of their apprenticeships within their respective trades, maintaining the airline’s Fokker Twinjet and Turboprop fleet.  Alliance Airlines are a dedicated FIFO operator and provide an essential service to the mining and energy industry with bases in Brisbane, Townsville, Perth and Adelaide. 

Aviation Australia and Alliance Airlines recently signed an agreement to enhance the organisations shared focus on aviation safety, operational excellence, and the long-term future of the industry. 

Mr Bill Horrocks, CEO of Aviation Australia said “We are very pleased with this outcome and these graduates can look forward to a great career with one of the leading organisations in the aviation industry. This result also reinforces our recently formed partnership with Alliance Airlines and our reputation for providing industry ready graduates.”

Scott McMillan, CEO of Alliance Airlines said “Apprenticeships are an essential element of the aviation industry which as well as providing opportunities for young people to start careers and to ensure a sustainable and skilled workforce.  Alliance is very proud of this investment in the future and our partnership with Aviation Australia”

Each year Aviation Australia offers a limited number of Government subsidised positions for its Institutional Certificate IV in Aeroskills providing students with the theoretical component and hands-on training required for a successful apprenticeship as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. 

Aviation Australia’s highly experienced instructional staff have extensive industry knowledge of the aviation and aerospace industry, and as a result, Aviation Australia’s programs ensure graduates enter employment with the comprehensive knowledge and practical skills required for a successful career.  A high percentage of our more than 1000 graduates are employed worldwide or are continuing with further studies.

If an exciting career and working for some of the world’s prestigious aviation companies is for you, contact Aviation Australia - no OP is required!  Simply call our friendly Sales Team on (07)3860 0900 or come along to one of our frequent Open Nights. For further information visit:


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Aviation Australia has world class training facilities established by the Queensland State Government to support the development and growth of aviation and aerospace industries in both the Australian and International markets.

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