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Aero-Dienst is proud of its apprentices: Germany’s best aircraft electronics technician comes from Nuremberg

National award ceremony for the best apprentices in 2023, Berlin: Nicole Klein, aircraft electronics technician, and Swaantje Creusen, Chairwoman of the DIHK Education Council (© DIHK)

Nürnberg, 23. Mai 2023 (sr): For the second time now, an apprentice from the full-service provider in the business aviation and air ambulance services has been distinguished as Germany’s best aircraft electronics technician by the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK).

Of a total of 216 final-year apprentices from all over Germany, Nicole Klein achieved the best final examination results in this sector. Her outstanding performance received special recognition at the ‘celebration of the best’ hosted by the DIHK in Berlin on May 15.

The award winners’ success was celebrated by their parents and relatives together with representatives from the training companies and vocational schools, with members of the parliament as well as with the Chamber Presidents and General Managers. The main speaker of the evening was the Federal Minister of Labour Hubertus Heil, who addressed approximately 900 guests.

Around 20 aircraft electronics technicians, of whom 2 are apprentices, are employed in Aero-Dienst’s Avionics Solutions department for the maintenance and repair of the most important avionics systems for a range of manufacturers and aircraft types. In addition to system troubleshooting, maintenance and repair, customers are increasingly requesting conversion to and retrofitting of modern avionics systems. Growing activity in air traffic means more stringent requirements regarding the efficiency of communication between the pilot and air traffic control. This leads to modifications in the cockpit such as ADS-B Out and CPDLC (FANS 1/A, VHF data link). At the same time, passengers looking for better connectivity are providing Aero-Dienst’s Cabin Connectivity & In-Flight Entertainment team with plenty to do in the context of retrofits for SATCOM, Blu-ray and Wi-Fi internet.

“Hearty congratulations to Nicole Klein," says André Ebach, Managing Director at Aero-Dienst, "we wish her all the best and continued success and joy in her profession. We are very proud of the outstanding achievements Ms. Klein has made during her apprenticeship." At Aero-Dienst, around 15 young people a year are undergo training to become aircraft electronics technicians or aircraft mechanics, with graduates regularly being named Germany's best. „For us, apprenticeships, especially in the technical professions, play a leading role in our corporate policy. By giving young professionals a career start, we also secure our long-term success in the maintenance and repair of business and air ambulance jets," adds André Ebach.

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