Vietnam signs deal with Malaysia academy for aviation training hinh anh 1 D'viation Solutions will provide specialised technical training to help create a pool of skilled aviation personnel in Vietnam. (Photo: baodautu)

HCM City (VNA) - The Ministry of Transport's Vietnam Aviation Academy and D'viation Solutions, a subsidiary of Malaysia's D'viation Group, on March 30 signed an agreement for a comprehensive strategic partnership to enhance aviation education and training in Vietnam.

D'viation Solutions will provide specialised technical training approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to help create a pool of skilled aviation personnel in Vietnam.

"The aviation industry makes an important contribution to Vietnam's economy but as the economy continues to grow, it will have an added impact on airports, air traffic control, infrastructure and the highly specialised aviation labour force," Dr Nguyen Thu Hai Hang, President of VAA, said.

"This collaboration will create more opportunities for students to access the regional labour market."

Wong Siew Kit, Chairman of D'viaton Group said, "This cooperation with VAA in aviation technical training and education, through our subsidiary company D'viation Solutions, is a favourable starting point to strengthen the bilateral relationship.

"We are committed to working together to further develop the quality of graduates in the aviation industry, not only in Vietnam but also [in] the regional market."

The two sides will develop a joint training programme for future junior instructors to meet EASA standards, develop and execute the Technical English Language Competency Training programme, work together towards improving the standards of current workshops, training aids and aircraft system simulators and share training experiences.

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Vietnam has the third-fastest growing international aviation passenger numbers in the world, expected to touch 63 million by 2020.

Aviation contributes 6 billion USD annually to the country's GDP and offers over 230,000 jobs.-VNA