Subscribe Free
in Defence / Events

BAE Systems lays foundations for Qatar Technical Institute

Posted 11 April 2019 · Add Comment

At a ceremony in Doha yesterday, foundations were laid to mark the start of construction of a new Technical Institute to provide dedicated technician training for Qatar Armed Forces.


Courtesy BAE Systems

 
The new training facility, constructed by BAE Systems on behalf of the Armed Forces, represents an important next step in the strengthening relationship between the UK and the state of Qatar, following the agreement for the sale of Typhoon aircraft and a bespoke training solution in December 2017.
 
The new institute will use the latest technology and training techniques to deliver engineering, technical and English language training to Qatari students, benefitting from BAE Systems’ global expertise in combat air training solutions. Graduates from the institute will gain internationally recognised qualifications and go on to support technologically advanced Qatar Armed Forces platforms in the future.
 
At the ceremony in Qatar, a symbolic stone was placed by Staff Lieutenant General (Pilot) His Excellency Ghanem bin Shaheen Al Ghanim, the Chief of Staff of the Qatar Armed Forces and BAE Systems CEO, Charles Woodburn.
 
Speaking at the ceremony Charles Woodburn commented: “We are proud to play a part in developing Qatar’s future workforce. With the establishment of the Technical Institute, we will deliver the highest standard of technical training and critical skills to the Qatar Armed Forces. This important milestone in our relationship with Qatar underlines BAE Systems’ commitment to working in partnership with our customers as they deliver their national priorities.”


 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

L3Harris launches pilot course to support Saudi citizens

Saudi Arabia’s L3Harris has launched a new course to support Saudi citizens who wish to become commercial pilots.

GECAS Cargo adds more 737-800BCF Narrowbody freighters

GECAS has signed an agreement with Boeing converting 11 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter options to firm orders and adding nine additional options to the GECAS Cargo order book.

FL Technics renews GCAA Part 21 certificate

MRO services provider FL Technics has renewed its GCAA Part 21 (Design) certificate for another year.

Second phase of UAE residents return programme under way

The Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) and the National Crisis & Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) have launched the second phase of the UAE Resident Return Programme with immediate effect.

Business Jet Interiors Zone confirmed at AIX 2021

Organisers of Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) have released details on the new Business Jet Interiors Zone.

Emirates resumes flights to UK's Birmingham Airport

Emirates has announced it will resume passenger services to Birmingham from 1st September, operating four weekly Boeing 777-200LR flights between Dubai and Birmingham Airport.

GAS_SK2805200920
See us at
Aviation MENA 2021World Defence Show 2022Manama Air Power Symposium 2020Saudi International Airshow 2021Global Aerospace Summit 2020