Over 40 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers graduate

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Forty (40) students on Monday graduated from the Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School (AWHWAES) with most already applying for their Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s license.

The school boasts a higher than average pass rate, with students qualifying with merit, credit and multiple distinctions.  According to the Director of the school, Captain Malcolm Chan-A-Sue, this success rate is quite notable.

During her delivery of the feature address, Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson stated that prior to 2015, Guyana’s compliance in the area of civil aviation has improved greatly. She also noted that the government continues to show its support for the development of this sector, by ensuring that proper updated Legislation was in place.

“The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority would have given their signal to us that they are ready for another validation which should be done before December 2018. And the Director-General has assured me that after this validation is done, we should see Guyana moving from a mere 64.4 per cent to nearly 80 per cent,” Minister Ferguson said.

Only a month ago, the Civil Aviation Act was passed in Parliament, bringing Guyana’s aviation law into conformity with primary legislation, regulating civil aviation currently found in other parts of the world.

The Bill makes provisions for the enablement of the Chicago Convention and the Agreement establishing the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System.

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Image: Jules Gibson.

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