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Partners and Roles

To achieve its rationale, the consortium is made of in addition to University of Balamand, the Lebanese University, Arts Sciences and Technology University in Lebanon, Lebanese Air Force Academy, Trans Mediterranean Airways, Arab Air Carriers Organization, Beirut Wings, Civil Aviation Safety Center, Université de Pau et Pays Adour. University of Bologna,Université de la Méditerranée, New Bulgarian University, Wallonie Aero Network, URDIN and Guy Andre Boy Consulting.

  • University of Balamand (UOB-Project Coordinator): Setting up of an EASA compliant programme in Aircraft Maintenance Technology (AMT) which meets the Euro-Lebanese Higher Education standards, Project Management and Budget Handling.
  • Lebanese University (LU): Ensures that high academic standards are ensured and that proper progress paths are open for programme graduates to follow up advanced degree programmes at partner Lebanese and European Universities.
  • Arts, Sciences and Technology University in Lebanon (AUL): Web development, Inform.
  • Lebanese Air Force Academy: Preparation of EASA Part-66 compliant learning material for helicopters and for training Balamand staff on using them. LAFA is also responsible for many other tasks including on-job-training of AMT students in various Air Force bases.
  • Trans Mediterranean Airways (TMA): Defines OJT specifications are set and ensures OJT of AMT students at its facilities meet those set. TMA also receives an Intelligent Room which it can use to train its maintenance personnel.
  • Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO): As the consortium of Arab Airlines and its exceptional links with the aircraft manufacturers, maintenance organizations, regulators  and service providers, AACO contributes extensively to the publicity, dissemination and consequently to the overall sustainability of the project.
  • Beirut Wings (BW): An operator of light aeroplanes, BW will prepare the EASA compliant learning material for piston engine aeroplanes. BW also gracefully provided the project with an office at its premises at Rafic Hariri International Airport-Beirut.
  • Civil Aviation Safety Centre (CASC): Part of the Lebanese Directorate General for Civil Aviation, CASC will ensure that the DUT programme and the practical training components meet with the Lebanese Aviation standards in addition to those of EASA. CASC will also house a project funded Intelligent Room which would be used jointly with UOB to deliver Part-66 and non-Part-66 short courses to operators and maintenance organizations.
  • Universite de Pau et de Pays de l’Adour (UPPA):
  • University of Bologna (UNIBO): UNIBO is responsible for ensuring that all project tasks are performed to the highest quality standards. They lead the Quality Control Committee and are tasked with educational and aviation regulations are adhered to.
  • Universitee de la Mediterranee (UM-XM): Leading the Poly Aero consortium, and with a long track record in aeronautical technology education, UM-XM trained a number of UOB BIA instructors to deliver courses in Aircraft Maintenance Technology, in Quality Assurance,
  • New Bulgarian University (NBU): Provide input on pedgogic approaches in e-learning and distance learning, as well as assessing the effectiveness of the training material and e-learning platform.
  • Wallonie Aerotraining Network (WAN): WAN is an EASA Part-147 training organization in Belgium. They are responsible for overseeing the Part-147 certification process for UOB to become an approved Maintenance Training Organization under EASA. They will also provide training for UOB staff on the management of a Part-147 Organization.
  • URDIN: A private French company with extensive skills in learning material development in technology, URDIN takes the major part in developing the course materials that conform to EASA Part-66 standards. They are also responsible for developing the animations, multimedia and MCQs that are required under the project.
  • Guy Andre Boy Consulting (GABC): GABC is a team of world class consultants on Human Factors, Ergonomics, and Man-Machine Interaction. Their contribution to the project is in the definition of new components in the e-learning platform that will permit proper communication between tutor and learner, effective student and school management.


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