For the second time, an apprentice from the full-service provider in the business aviation and air ambulance services has been distinguished as Germany's best aircraft electronics technician by the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Of a total of 216 final-year apprentices from all over Germany, Nicole Klein achieved the best final examination results in this sector. Her outstanding performance received special recognition at the ‘Celebration of the Best' hosted by the DIHK in Berlin on May 15.
The award winners' success was celebrated by their parents and relatives together with representatives from the training companies and vocational schools, members of the parliament as well as with the Chamber Presidents and General Managers. The main speaker of the evening was the Federal Minister of Labour Hubertus Heil, who addressed approximately 900 guests.
Around 20 aircraft electronics technicians, including two apprentices, are employed in Aero-Dienst's Avionics Solutions department for the maintenance and repair of the most important avionics systems for a range of manufacturers and aircraft types. In addition to system troubleshooting, maintenance and repair, customers are increasingly requesting conversion to and retrofitting of modern avionics systems.
Growing activity in air traffic means more stringent requirements regarding the efficiency of communication between the pilot and air traffic control. This leads to modifications in the cockpit like ADS-B Out and CPDLC (FANS 1/A, VHF data link). At the same time, passengers looking for better connectivity are providing Aero-Dienst's Cabin Connectivity andamp; In-Flight Entertainment team with plenty to do in the context of retrofits for SATCOM, Blu-ray and Wi-Fi internet.
"Hearty congratulations to Nicole Klein," said André Ebach, Managing Director at Aero-Dienst. "We wish her all the best and continued success and joy in her profession. We are very proud of the outstanding achievements Ms. Klein has made during her apprenticeship."
At Aero-Dienst, around 15 young people undergo training to become aircraft electronics technicians or aircraft mechanics each year. Graduates are regularly named Germany's best.
"For us, apprenticeships, especially in the technical professions, play a leading role in our corporate policy," Ebach said. "By giving young professionals a career start, we also secure our long-term success in the maintenance and repair of business and air ambulance jets."