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Kumul Provides Aircraft Training



Kumul Training Institute – School of Aviation Studies, a privately-run institution, was recently given the signal to provide aircraft engineering training in the country.

PNG Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) acting managing director and chief executive officer Wilson Sagati has presented the school with Certificate Number 141/003 at CASA headquarters in Port Moresby.

He added that the certificate was issued after due consideration over a five-phase compliance verification process, and awarded in compliance to Global Aviation Standards. He cited that Kumul is the second institution in PNG to offer an aircraft engineering course.

Meanwhile, Deputy Director for CASA retired Captain Tom Waqa also congratulated the Kumul Training Institute for its achievement.

“As we know, Aviation is a highly regulated sector and to work in it, we need to be properly qualified and undertake all requirements to run training programs,” he said. “Aviation industry has strict compliance certification and CASA wants the Kumul Training Institute to prove to the country.”

Furthermore, Kumul Training Institute director Max Kuri said that this was a milestone, and the institute took three years to complete its requirements. He added that the school’s objective was to use Papua New Guinea’s own human resources to impart their knowledge, skills, and expertise.

“We have experienced Papua New Guineans, we have resources, expertise and capability,” he said. “There is no need to send our children for aircraft engineering training off-shore. This is why Kumul Training Institute has invested to localize aircraft engineering training here in Papua New Guinea.”

He said that the course will start in 2021 with a diploma and certificate courses on basic aircraft maintenance.

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