Heston MRO, the largest independent MRO organisation in Australasia, added Part 147 Technical Training capability to its range of services.

On April 7th, Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approved Heston MRO MTOE and issued a Part 147 Approval Certificate, allowing Heston MRO to deliver technical training courses, conduct examination, as well as issue completion certificates to qualifying trainees.

The launching Part 147 capability covers Airbus 318/319/320/321 CEO and NEO generations with all types of engines, including Theory and Practical training courses. The rapid course expansion is planned to include A318/319/320/321 Difference Courses, Boeing 787- 8/9/10 Type Courses, and others.

The newly acquired Part 147 approval allows Heston MRO to conduct training courses via Virtual Synchronous Delivery (VSD). This means trainees can be located in any one of Heston MRO’s training facilities in either Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or Perth whilst the instructor can be located at a different training facility, delivering training via a video conference platform.

‘Despite the challenging times in Covid-19 environment, Heston MRO is staying focused on its strategic direction to become a true Total Care partner for operators in Australasian region’, comments Chris Holmes, HR and Training Manager of Heston MRO. ‘Our newly acquired Part 147 Technical Training capability provides the needed flexibility in upskilling of our own staff, as well as opportunity to fill the niches for third parties in the aviation skills market in Australia.’

With 20 years of operating history and airside presence in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and other airports in Australasia, Heston MRO is the largest independent MRO organisation in the region. Besides Line Maintenance, recently launched Components and Technical Training capabilities, the company is currently adding certification for Engine On-Wing technical services. The resulting Total Technical Care services is offered to airlines, leasing companies, and OEMs in the Australasian and South West Pacific region.