Airline

GE engine training centre opens in Qatar

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker participated in the opening ceremony for a new state-of-the-art global training facility for GE engines used in the aviation, oil and gas industries.

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) and international engine manufacturer GE collaborated to build the world-class facility to train technicians on a range of GE engines. QSTP is located in Qatar Foundation's Education City and is an incubator, bringing research and business together to spur the development of Qatar’s knowledge economy.

His Excellency Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister of Qatar and the Chief of the Emiri Diwan was guest of honour at the event.
Being the first facility of its kind outside North America, it is the hub for training of GE aviation and energy corporate customers in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia. The facility provides training on a range of jet engines, including the GE90, CF6, CF34 and GEnx models.
The new 13,400-square metre Centre includes five digital classrooms equipped with 3D graphical models and online teaching capabilities. A hands-on component also forms a core part of the facility, with 14 engine bays for practical aircraft engine training.

Programmes focus on training for line maintenance, boroscope inspection and boro-blend repairs. Enrolment has already begun, and the Centre expects to provide between 400 and 500 students with certificates from the Doha-based training centre each year.
 
Speaking at the official opening, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways is one of the primary beneficiaries of this training facility, and our staff are among the first to undergo training here.

“The Centre’s presence in Doha ensures Qatar Airways’ employees are at the forefront of the latest training methods available, receiving instructions right here at the airline’s hub, further cementing the airline’s relationship with General Electric.”

“The GE 90 engine, the largest in the world, powers all of our Boeing 777 fleet of aircraft. The next-generation GEnx engines will power our Boeing 787 aircraft – of which we are proud to be the Middle East’s launch customer when we take delivery of them next year.”


Qatar Airways’ first Boeing 787 is scheduled to enter service early next year. The 787s will feature new cabin product enhancements and will form the core of Qatar Airways’ regional- and medium-haul fleet. The airline currently operates 25 Boeing 777 passenger and cargo aircraft with a further 12 on order.

By 2013, Qatar Airways plans to serve more than 120 key business and leisure destinations worldwide with a modern fleet of over 120 aircraft.

Today, the airline’s fleet stands at 97 aircraft, flying to 100 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North and South America.

The northern Syrian city of Aleppo became Qatar Airways’ historic 100th destination when flights were launched from Doha on April 6. In June, flights are due to begin to the Iranian city of Shiraz (June 5), Italian city of Venice (June 15) and the airline’s first entry into Canada with non-stop flights to Montreal (June 29).

On July 27, Qatar Airways begins flights to Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta), followed by the Bulgarian capital, Sofia (September 14) and Norway’s capital city of Oslo (October 5).

More Airline
Big jump in international passengers for Saudi Airlines
flydubai will fly to Tashkent from 11 March 2019
New Istanbul airport starts operations
Latest Travel News
flydubai touches down in Ljubljana, Slov...
Four new hotels opening soon in Dubai...
flydubai celebrates ten years of flying ...
Featured Sights To See
Craft and Folk Art Museum

Craft and Folk Art Museum

Los Angeles, United States

This little museum consists of two galleries that showcases arts and crafts from around the globe. It gives visitors a chance to learn more about the origins of these pieces and cultures of the people who made them. A small gift shop is also located within the museum,   Address: 5814 Wilshire Boulevard Tel: (323) 937 4230. Website: www.cafam.org ...

Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium

Chicago, United States

The Shedd Aquarium is one of the world's largest, with more than 32,000 fish from 1,500 different species.  It is the most visited attraction in Chicago with more than 2,000,000 guests annually.  The aquarium was built between 1927 and 1930, and was one of the world's first inland aquariums.  Seawater had to be brought in by train via railroad from Key West, Florida.  Along wit...

Diving in Sharm El Sheikh

Diving in Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Kids of today love to play in water. Diving in the sea waters isn’t something that kids get to do everywhere. But Sharm El Sheikh has several places where kids could go for water recreational sports. Such places have trained lifeguards to avoid any accident or casualty. ...

Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar

Istanbul, Turkey

The precursor to the modern mall, Istanbul's Grand Bazaar (or Kapalıçarşı) is among the largest covered markets in the world.  It has been an important trading center since the mid-fifteenth century.  Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent oversaw a vast enlargement of the bazaar in the 16th century.  Today there are more than 5,000 shops attracting 250,000 visitors daily. Even if you...