Recognition for UniKL at LIMA 2013

Recognition for UniKL at LIMA 2013

The Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA 2013) held from March 26 – 30, 2013 witnessed several recognitions given to Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL). The recognition began with accreditation of UniKL Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (UniKL MIAT) by the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia. UniKL MIAT becomes the only higher education institution in Malaysia accredited as an “Approved Training Organisation” (ATO) upon receiving the “Certificate of Approval” from DCA.

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak witnessed the “Certificate of Approval” presentation made by Director General of DCA, Dato ‘Azharuddin Abdul Rahman to  Director General of MARA,  Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad on March 26, 2013 in MIEC, Langkawi, Kedah.

The accreditation proves that UniKL MIAT is certified to conduct training programmes for aircraft maintenance based on DCA Airworthiness Notice 1201 (DCA AN 1201) in accordance with Regulation CAR 31 (6). It also gives an edge to UniKL MIAT graduates to be eligible to register and sit for DCAM Part – 66 Aircraft Maintenance License (AML) Module Exam to become a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer. In 2008, UniKL MIAT was recognized as a “Maintenance Training Organisation” (MTO), the first in Malaysia by the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia and then by Frost and Sullivan as the winner of the “Asia Pacific Aviation Workforce Development”.

The official signing ceremony of LIMA 2013 then witnessed UniKL MIAT given the mandate to train aircraft technicians for the Malaysia Royal Air Force (RMAF). Meanwhile another branch campus of UniKL specializing in maritime, UniKL Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology (UniKL MIMET) sealed collaboration with Association of Marine Industries of Malaysia (AMIM) in establishing a Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Industry Training as part of the Malaysian Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Strategic Plan 2020.

The list of recognition continues as UniKL enters a partnership with TWI Technologies (S.E.Asia) Sdn. Bhd. to develop a new Malaysian Centre of Excellence named as the Marine Materials Joining Innovation Centre aimed at offshore and maritime industries.
Participating through MARA Pavilion, some research prototypes made by UniKL experts also made a debut at LIMA 2013. Mr. Zulhilmy Sahwee and Mr. Muhamad Zikri Zainol of UniKL MIAT showcased their Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) which was awarded a research grant of RM 50,000 each to produce a working prototype. Despite being at its initial stage, their prototype development attracted interests from local and international delegates.
Prepared by:

Siti Nur Bazilah Abzila
Corporate Affairs & Branding Division

 

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