Boeing Collaborates with AIESL for Maintenance Training in India

Issue: 2 / 2024

Boeing and AI Engineering Services Limited (AIESL) have agreed to work together to enhance aircraft maintenance training in India. Boeing will provide training materials, aids, and instructor support to help ensure standardisation of AIESL training programmes. AIESL will provide infrastructure and instructors, while securing Civil Aviation Regulation (CAR) 147 approval from the Indian regulatory authority to conduct maintenance training for customers.

Expanding in-country expertise of maintenance employees is critical to meeting strong industry demand for trained maintenance technicians in India. The country will require almost 33,000 pilots and 34,000 maintenance technicians through 2042, according to Boeing’s 2023 Pilot and Technician Outlook. This collaboration will expand local capacity to deliver comprehensive training programmes required for compliance with Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) CAR-66 regulations. The Boeing – AIESL collaboration will be the latest initiative under the Boeing India Repair Development and Sustainment (BIRDS) hub programme. The BIRDS hub is a local network of suppliers working to build a robust MRO ecosystem for defence and commercial aircraft.