The next generation of top quality licensed aircraft engineers who support and fuel the growth of the aviation and aerospace industry in Singapore and the region will probably have been trained at the Lufthansa Technical Training Singapore (LTTS) Centre at Temasek Polytechnic’s Engineering School. The Centre, which will be officially launched on Thursday, 27 March 08, will offer training and education programmes for the region based on European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore’s (CAAS) requirements.
The 1500 square metre facility occupying two floors of the Temasek Engineering School comprises workshops, tool stores, classrooms and special Computer-Based Training (CBT) classrooms. The opening of the Centre is timely as the availability of well trained manpower is critical for the growth of the aerospace industry in Singapore and the region.
The worldwide aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul business is worth US$40.8 billion and is growing at about 3.6% a year. In Singapore, the aerospace industry posted a record $6.3 billion in output last year and this is expected to double to $12.6 billion by the year 2018. The sector’s manpower needs are projected to expand to about 37,000 professionals in the next 10 years.
His Excellency, Mr Folkmar Stoecker, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Singaporewill grace the official launch of the Centre by Guest-of-Honour, Mr. Ko Kheng Hwa, Managing Director, Economic Development Board, on Thursday, 27 March 08 at 11.30am at Blk 25, Lobby H, Level 4 of Temasek Engineering School.