The first aircraft line maintenance pathway program in the NT – Secondary Students graduate

Celebrating a first for the Northern Territory aviation sector.

A graduation ceremony was held Wednesday 18 November acknowledging secondary school students who successfully completed the Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance Pathway Program in the NT.

This is the first time a school-based aircraft engineering pathway has taken place in the Territory.

The pathway program is funded by the NT Department of Education, Supported by ISACNT, and delivered by Aviation Australia with an in-kind donation of aircraft from Chartair and hangar space from Careflight. 

Proud family members watched and cheered as 17 students received their qualification certificates presented by Aviation Australia’s trainer Emma Mahoney and Business Manager Chris Pigott.

Graduate James Healy was awarded the Roger Leach Excellence Award and perpetual trophy for his dedication and performance during the program which was presented by Roger himself.

As the founder of Airnorth and Chartair and current Chair of the Darwin Aviation Skills Centre (DASC) Industry Working Group, Roger is a prime example of industry excellence. Roger shared some of his story, telling graduates how following his arrival in Alice Springs in 1970 “sweeping floors in a hangar lead to starting not one business - but two”.

Graduates now look forward to undertaking the Diploma of Aeroskills through an apprenticeship with employment opportunities across mechanical, structures and avionics disciplines.

Well done to our next generation of Aircraft Maintenance Engineers!


Disclaimer: Image provided by Aviation Australia.