Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of the Czech Aeroholding Group providing aircraft repair and maintenance services, and the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) signed a Memorandum of Co-operation in the field of aviation. The organizations are to work together on projects, share professional knowledge and promote the interconnection between the academic field and practice. Students will get the opportunity to join a long-term vocational training programme run directly on CSAT’s premises. They will experience real operations and get the chance to draft their graduation thesis during the internship.
“I am glad that, thanks to the agreement with the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of CTU, we will widen our co-operation framework and have the opportunity to work together on a number of projects in the field of aviation. As we want to attract students who could primarily become our assets in the field of engineering of aircraft maintenance and operations, starting the co-operation with one of the best universities in the country was a logical step,” Pavel Haleš, Chairman of the Czech Airlines Technics Board of Directors, stated.
The organisations will join forces when working on specialised aviation-related matters, e.g. on the evaluation of operational reliability and safety in the field of aircraft maintenance safety, alongside other issues. The co-operation will be pursued predominantly with the Air Transport Department of the Faculty of Transportations Sciences of CTU.
“The act of signing the Memorandum is in line with the long-term goal of interconnecting the academic field with aviation practice. The excellent existing co-operation will thus enjoy an official auspice and a structure for solving partial relations will be formed. A synergic interconnection of both parties’ excellence is being created,” Prof. Miroslav Svítek, Dean of the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of CTU, said during the ceremonial signing of the Memorandum.
Concurrently, Czech Airlines Technics will provide the university with decommissioned or damaged aircraft parts to be used by students during lectures to learn, for example, how to identify particular defects.
Prior to signing the Memorandum, CSAT had already attended this year’s first annual Prague Aviation Week organised by the Faculty from 4 to 8 December 2017. An informal event called School Detainees, where students can meet and greet CSAT employees and learn specific information regarding the company and job opportunities therein as well as to talk about personal experiences and the motivation of the presenters, was a part of the week-long programme.
The Memorandum, entered into for a two-year period with the option of extension for the following period, was signed on behalf of CSAT by Pavel Haleš, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Ivan Pikl, Member of the Board of Directors and, on behalf of the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of CTU, by Prof. Miroslav Svítek, Dean of the Faculty.
About Czech Airlines Technics
Czech Airlines Technics, a daughter company of Czech Aeroholding, focuses primarily on aircraft repair and maintenance and aircraft equipment within the scope of base maintenance, line maintenance, components maintenance, engineering and landing gear maintenance. Last year, the company processed over 100 base maintenance jobs on B737, A320 Family and ATR aircraft, primarily on foreign customers' aircraft. Among the most important clients of Czech Airlines Technics are Czech Airlines, Finnair, Transavia Airlines, Germania, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Transavia France, Travel Service and Neos. Above the scope of general maintenance, Czech Airlines Technics’ portfolio of services provided comprises the ability to perform various modifications and service bulletins, structural repairs, engine exchanges and exchanges and repairs of landing gear and other aircraft components. It is also interesting to mention the modification of Split Scimitar Winglets of Boeing B737NG aircraft, performed by Czech Airlines Technics as the first company in continental Europe, and Sharklets modifications of Airbus A320 aircraft.
The Czech Technical University in Prague is one of the biggest and oldest technical universities in Europe. The Faculty of Transportation Sciences is one of its eight faculties. For the 2017/18 academic year, CTU in Prague is offering its students 128 study programmes within the framework of which there are 453 fields of study. CTU educates modern specialists, scientists and managers with knowledge of foreign languages, who are dynamic, flexible and can adapt quickly to the requirements of the market. In 2017, CTU occupied the following positions in the QS World University Rankings, which include more than 4400 world universities: Civil and Structural Engineering – 51st to 100th position; Mechanical Engineering – 151st to 200th position; Computer Science and Information Systems – 201st to 250th position; Electrical Engineering – 151st to 200th position; Mathematics – 251st to 300th position; Physics and Astronomy – 151st to 200th position; Natural Sciences – 220th position; Architecture – 101st to 150th position, and Engineering & Technology – 201st position. In the overall evaluation, CTU kept its 601st – 800th position, remaining the best technical university of the country. Learn more at: www.fd.cvut.cz.
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