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CAIRNS
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LOCATION:
1 Tom McDonald Drive
Cairns International Airport
P.O. Box 139
Stratford, Cairns, QLD 4870
Australia

Cairns Aviation Skills Centre
helps shape aviation

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C H R I S T I N E

uring the 1990s, growth in Queensland,
Australia's aviation industry stagnated.
Technicians faced inadequate and outdated
training methods. Traveling to Brisbane for modern
training proved expensive and time-consuming. The
industry in Cairns was close to crisis. The Cairns
aviation community and the Queensland government
made a bold move, dramatically
changing the landscape in just a
few short years.
Seeing the need, the local
aviation industry and the
Department of State Development
played host to an aviation
forum in December 2000 in
Cairns to discuss the issues. In response, the Queensland
government created Aviation Australia, an organization
dedicated to aircraft avionics, airframe, engine and
maintenance training. Following a successful twoyear trial, the local aviation industry built new training
facilities at the Cairns Airport and contracted Aviation
Australia to begin training its first students in 2004 at the
Cairns Aviation Skills Centre.
Aviation Australia has become the largest CASR and
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EASA Part 147 approved maintenance training group in the
country. It operates in five facilities - the Cairns Aviation
Skills Centre at Cairns International Airport; Technical
Training Centre and Flight Safety Training Centre at
Brisbane International Airport; Melbourne Training Centre
in Melbourne; and the Aviation Australia Riyadh College in
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The 1,800-square-meter
Cairns Aviation Skills Centre
specializes in training engineers
to maintain and repair fixed- and
rotary-wing aircraft. The facility
includes several large classrooms,
a conference center, library,
computer lab, offices, dining
room and hangar for practical training. Students receive
hands-on experience with the school's Falcon 10 jet,
Cessna 152 and Robinson R44.
"The Cairns Aviation Skills Centre can provide any
of the training authorized by the Aviation Australia
Registered Training Organizations," said Chris Pigott,
business manager for Cairns Aviation Skills Centre. "We
currently offer Certificate II and IV apprentice avionics
and mechanical training, as well as both domestic and
 

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