ACS Aviation starts new engineering trainees

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ACS Aviation’s new engineering trainees. From left: Martin Donaldson, Trainee Aircraft Mechanic, Bryan Dermidy, Maintenance Manager, and Ciaran Longmuir, Trainee Aircraft Mechanic

Perth Airport-based ACS Aviation has successfully recruited trainee aircraft mechanics for its maintenance arm, ACS Engineering. The trainees have already started their three-year course.

ACS Aviation’s Chief Operating Officer Craig McDonald said more than 100 young people expressed interest in the jobs which will lead to an aircraft maintenance engineers licence.

ACS Aviation have partnered with Air Service Training (AST) College, also based at Perth Airport, to deliver the modular training for the three-year programme.

Asked why ACS Aviation is recruiting when the aviation industry is in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, Mr McDonald said, “There’s a very simple reason for that, this is a three-year programme. ACS Aviation was planning for the long-term when it decided to hire the trainees.”

Scottish Enterprise has welcomed the news, commenting, “It’s a huge vote of confidence in the aviation sector.”

ACS Engineering is an EASA Part 145 approved aircraft maintenance services provider, specialising in aircraft and helicopter maintenance. It is Scotland’s only Diamond Aircraft Approved Service Centre.

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