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The flynas program trainees. Image courtesy: SPA

Flynas launches Future Engineers Program for Saudis

RIYADH, October 3, 2022

Flynas, a Saudi low-cost airline, has launched a "Future Engineers Program" aiming to enhance the Saudisation of the aircraft maintenance and engineering field in the aviation sector. 
 
The program comes as a strategic step that confirms the carrier's dependence on Saudi youth in line with the approval of the board of directors of flynas to increase the number of its purchase orders of new aircraft to 250 aircraft as part of its growth and expansion plans over the next few years, said a Saudi Press Agency report.
 
The new program, which started on October 1, provides extensive on-the-job training opportunities for Saudis holding diplomas, bachelor's, or master's degrees in aeronautical sciences and engineering.
 
The first batch of the program includes 30 Saudis who will begin qualifying and training this month to graduate as maintenance and aircraft engineers and join the crew of engineers at flynas. 
 
The training will be in Riyadh, and its duration will be six months for Saudis holding master's degrees, 12 months for those holding bachelor's degrees, and 4 years for those with a diploma. The government-supported program aims to graduate highly-qualified Saudi engineers in flynas in the coming years.
 
To join the program, the applicant must be a Saudi national with a diploma, bachelor's, or master's degree in aerospace science, engineering, and aviation technology. Priority is given to holders of the General Authority of Civil Aviation licence in the specialisation. 
 
Flynas has successfully launched everal programs to localise jobs in the aviation sector in the Kingdom, the most prominent of which was the "Future Pilots" program, which succeeded in achieving a 100% Saudization for the position of co-pilot in addition to the cabin crew program for Saudi male and female flight attendants. 
 
Flynas was the first Saudi carrier to open the cabin crew field to Saudi women, contributing to empowering women in that field in the Kingdom. The number of male and female graduates in the the cabin crew program has reached more than 600 young men and women, it said.



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