SriLankan Aviation College Successfully Concludes Training for Helitours

SriLankan Airlines’ training academy, SriLankan Aviation College, recently concluded training on Dangerous Goods Regulations- Categories6, 10 and 11 for the technical crew and security staff of Helitours, the commercial air arm of the Sri Lanka Air Force.

SriLankan Aviation College’s training programmeon Dangerous Goods Regulations and its panel of instructors are certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka. The college is the premier institute in Sri Lanka for aviation training, and is also regarded as one of the top aviation academies in the region, drawing students from the Middle East, Pakistan and the Maldives regularly.

Safety is paramount in the aviation industry.Training on Dangerous Goods Regulations is therefore mandatory, andsets out to equip aviation professionals with the knowledge necessaryto competently accept, handle and process dangerous goods air cargo.

The topics covered in the programme include legal requirements; operational restrictions; packaging instructions; labeling; documentation; and hidden dangerous goods to ensure the safe transportation of such goods, passengers, and aircraft.

On completion of the programme, Wing Commander of Helitours, Gemunu Mahanama, expressed his appreciation stating, “The training programme conducted by qualified trainers of SriLankan Aviation College was a great experience. The knowledge that our crew received will be instrumental in ensuring that we fulfill regulatory requirements and establish a quality workforce at Helitours in the long run.”

Helitours is oneof the main domestic airline operators in Sri Lankaand plays a dominant role in promoting tourism in the country.The company provides helicopter and fixed wing aircraft transport facilities to passengers. Its aircraft fleet isoperated and maintained by qualified pilots and engineers, in line with the standards of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka.

Rainier Goonewardena, Senior Executive – Cabin Safety Instructor of SriLankan Airlines, who facilitated the training programme for Helitours stated, “The Cabin Safety Training section of SriLankan Airlines has trained cabin crew members of a number of commercial airlines internationally on regulatory subjects. However, supporting Helitours in establishing a quality product isa social obligation towards our security forces.”

“SriLankan Aviation College ishonored to be a constant training partner of Helitours and assist the Sri Lanka Air Force with their human resource training needs. We look forward to growing the symbiotic relationship between the two organizations in the years ahead and the competency of the workforce employed in the domestic aviation sector,” affirmed Primal De Silva, General Manager of SriLankan Aviation College.

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