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New Part 66 Examination Centre in Darwin

Key Part 66 examinations for aviation apprentices can now be undertaken in Darwin saving travel costs and lost time in the workplace after a collaboration between the Territory Government and local industry.

The Territory Government in partnership with Aviation Australia and Careflight has established the first of its kind aviation assessment centre in the Northern Territory.

The first Aviation Australia examination took place last week, with three candidates undertaking the exams. This initiative saved three return airfares to Cairns, three nights’ accommodation and six lost days at work for the apprentices.

Careflight provided the use of their facility and Coomalie Air Maintenance and Careflight apprentices were the first to utilise the centre.

CareFlight General Manager Northern Territory Philip Roberts welcomes the establishment of the centre.

“CareFlight is pleased to support Aviation Australia and the Northern Territory Government with our facilities to sit the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Part 66 examinations,” he said

“Our own apprentices and the broader industry benefit from this innovation with time and cost saved and the pressure to travel elsewhere removed.”

Chris Pigott from Aviation Australia thanked the Northern Territory Government and Careflight for their support in establishing this examination centre.

This centre not only saves an enormous amount of travel, time and money for existing apprentices but also allows the existing aircraft industry licenced aircraft engineers the opportunity to sit more examinations to upskill their existing qualifications.

More information on Part 66 examinations is available at https://www.aviationaustralia.aero/part66exams/

Careflight’s Amy Kevan who recently sat exams at the newly established Darwin Centre

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