BSMRAAU Holds Capacity Building Session on Aviation Sector
SMRAAU held a familiarisation session on ANO Part 66 and Part 147 at its Dhaka Campus on 31 May 2022. Vice Chancellor, Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Nazrul Islam, BSP, nswc, afwc, psc, GD(P) chaired the session as the Chief Guest. The Department of Aircraft Safety & Accident Investigation, in collab
oration with the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) organised the event. Mr. Md Saiful Haque Shah, deputy director of Airworthiness and Engineering Licensing Division (AELD) of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) conducted the session, attended by the faculty and staff members of the University. The event was part of BSMRAAU’s efforts to build indigenous capacity to conduct undergraduate programme on Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) maintaining regulatory standard. The regulatory standard are specified in airworthiness related Air Navigation Orders (ANO), Part 147 and Part 66 issued by CAAB. At present, the workforce on AME and the opportunities for AME related training in Bangladesh are limited. Only two institutions are authorised by CAAB to provide such training and certification. The ANO Part 66 is the aviation regulation which defines the conditions by which a maintenance engineer is able to gain authorisation to work on, certify and release an aircraft into service after a maintenance operation. The ANO Part-147 defines the requirements for Issuance of Aircraft Maintenance Licence to address issuance of licence of personnel involved in the maintenance of large aircraft or of aircraft used for commercial air transport, and components intended for fitment thereto. Mentionable The Civil Aviation Authorities of South Asian Regional Initiative (SARI) members follows a common comprehensive and detailed aviation requirements, with a view to make it compatible for maintenance carried out in one Member State to be accepted by the Civil Aviation Authority in another Member State. The Vice Chancellor in his remarks highlighted that the aim of the session was capacity building to fasttrack the University’s efforts in producing skilled manpower to serve in the growing aviation sector of Bangladesh. Applauding the contribution by the external expert, the Vice Chancellor hoped that the knowledge gained through the session will benefit the faculty and staffs to not only start the upcoming BSc in AME programme but also to conduct several short courses. The programme ended with the distribution of certificates.