Air Ni­ug­ini en­gi­neers qual­ify for new li­cences

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Two Air Ni­ug­ini air­craft en­gi­neers were among the first six en­gi­neers in the coun­try to re­ceive their air­craft main­te­nance engi­neer li­cences un­der re­vised civil aviation rules.

The two are Bron­wen Ka­sito and Bene­dict Oraka.

Ka­sito, who is from the Sirumpa vil­lage in Henganofi, in the East­ern High­lands, re­ceived her elec­tri­cal and in­stru­ment li­cences, spe­cial­is­ing in Fokker 70 and F100 air­craft.

Oraka, Air Ni­ug­ini’s ex­ec­u­tive man­ager in main­te­nance con­trol, re­ceived his li­cence in power plant and aero­plane, spe­cial­is­ing in Boe­ing 767, B737, Fokker 100/ F70 and the Dash 8-100/200/300 air­craft.

The re­vised civil aviation rules (Part 66) are adopted from the New Zealand AME li­cenc­ing sys­tem and en­sure Pa­pua New Guinea air­craft main­te­nance engi­neer li­cens­ing meets the in­ter­na­tional Civil Aviation Or­gan­i­sa­tion’s (ICAO) stan­dards.

Air Ni­ug­ini board di­rec­tor, Les­lie Hay­ward, con­grat­u­lated the en­gi­neers for their achieve­ment. He also com­mended PNG Civil Aviation & Safety Au­thor­ity (CASA) for con­tin­u­ously in­creas­ing self-suf­fi­ciency and en­sur­ing higher safety obli­ga­tions.

CASA PNG man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Wilson Sa­gati, said the re­vised part 66 li­cence is fully com­pli­ant with ICAO and is recog­nis­able world­wide, un­like the old AME li­cence, which was only recog­nised with PNG. ■

Fully qual­i­fied … Air Ni­ug­ini air­craft main­te­nance en­gi­neers Bron­wen Ka­sito (sec­ond from left) and Bene­dict Oraka (far right), re­ceive their cer­tifi­cates from CASA PNG man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Wilson Sa­gati, and Air Ni­ug­ini board di­rec­tor, Les­lie Hay­ward.

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