THE history of aviation extends for more than two thousand years ago. Kite flying in China dates back to several hundred years BC and slowly spread around the world. It is thought to be the earliest example of man-made flight. Flying was the dream of Leonardo da Vinci at 15th Century. By the thinking of his dream he designed some flying objects. But unscientific designs, though he did not attempt to construct any of them. But made the hops of people alive.
After Discover of Hydrogen gas in the 18th century Montgolfier brothers invented hot year Balloon. At the beginning of 20th Century Wright Brothers invented first man made Machine power fixed wing flying vehicle heavier then air named Airplane.
The years between World War I and World War II saw great advancements in aircraft technology. Airplanes evolved from low-powered biplanes made from wood and fabric to sleek, high-powered monoplanes made of aluminum. The first successful rotorcraft appeared in the form of the autogyro, invented by Spanish engineer Juan de la Cierva and first flown in 1919.
At the modern age of the 20th century saw a change of emphasis. No longer was revolutionary progress made in flight speeds, distances and materials technology. This part of the century instead saw the spreading of the digital revolution both in flight avionics and in aircraft design and manufacturing techniques.
Aeronautical College of Bangladesh was established in 2006 and it is first of its kind Bangladesh. It provides specialized education on aeronautical engineering under collaboration with Edexcel/Pearson, (College Code: 53034) one of the largest certificate awarding body of UK. It is also an EASA Part-66 Examination center under collaboration with Aero-Bildung, Germany, an EASA Part-147 AMTO (Approved Maintenance Training Organization), and Center code: AB (RO) 147/0217/BW.It is an EASA Part-66 license exam center.
It conducts EASA Part-66 basic license course modules and examination is conducted by Aero-Bildung, Germany. It has buildup high reputation due to higher pass rate, free of abnormalities and maintaining the German’s standard as such it is continually holding its center approval. It also runs approved short courses for the engineering and management personnel like safety management systems for the airlines and safety concern industries
Standard education and effective training is essential for development of skill and competence in the field of aeronautical and aircraft engineering licensing to enter into international job market. To make all these under one umbrella ACB conducts simultaneously theoretical classes, hands on training and maintenance experience B747 and HS 748 aircraft.
To reduce the duration of training for aircraft engineering/maintenance license for the students with HSC who used to go for licensing with 4years’ diploma and at least 3 years’ experience i. e total 7 years. Students with HSC can enter into ACB and can complete EASA/CAAB Part-66 license within 3 years (both theory and maintenance experience), saving both time and money. Provide task training and practical training under collaboration with Part-145 AMO of BML during 3rd year of experience which enables a student to achieve Cat-A certifying staff/engineer privileges in his credit and getting better opportunity and salary.
MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN :
Use of commercial aircraft started expanding after WWII. With the development of Jet engine aircraft its expansion accelerated at a rapid rate. In 2017, Boeing produces 863 aircraft and Airbus produced 763 aircraft. Other manufacturers of Canada, Russia, UK, Germany, Holland, French, Brazil also manufactured aircraft. In addition, there will be production of 622,000 business jet and other aircraft, demand of helicopter will be 132,000 by 2035. According Boeing study, Asia-Pacific regions require 261,000 pilot, 257,000 aircraft engineers, 321,000 cabin crews and Middle countries require 64,000 pilots, 66,000 engineers and 97,000 cabin crews by next few years.
In Bangladesh around 160m people live and now only three commercial passenger’s airlines operate schedule flights with less than 50 aircraft. What is surprising that even today private airlines have to depend on expatriate engineers spending huge amount of foreign currencies. Specially, the Cargo airlines like, Bismillah Airlines, Easy Fly Express, Hellow Airlines, Sky Air, True Aviation etc are wholly dependent on expatriate engineers. More interesting fact is that engineers from Honduras, Philippines, and Indonesia even from Mongolia are serving here and this is reality. We export millions of workers but not the skilled manpower? Keeping all these in mind, ACB extends its hands in the area of aeronautical engineering to develop highly professional manpower to meet the local and foreign job market. It needs only decision of guardians and students to take the challenge and ACB ensures you to provide all out necessary efforts to realize this scheme and we are affirmative that we are doing it and will continue to do so with the cooperation of students and guardians.
Aeronautical College of Bangladesh
Bismillah Airlines Ltd
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL :
Management policy of ACB is to develop human resources to an international standard in the field of aeronautical engineering and particularly to professional qualification of aircraft engineering license. For its BSc in Aeronautical Engineering degree it has primarily taken up the internationally renowned curriculum of Edexcel/Pearson BTEC Level 3 and Level 5 and Top-Up Program at Universities of USA, Canada, UK and China. For aircraft engineering licensing it has tied up with Aero-Bildung, Germany, an EASA Part-147 AMTO. We conduct courses, Aero-Bildung, Germany conducts license examination, maintenance experience is provided in Part-145 AMO of Bismillah Airlines Ltd on its B747 and BAE HS 748 aircraft and EASA License is issued by LBA Germany or other Competent Authority of European Union.
With the highly qualified, well experienced, type rated licensed engineering faculty members, ACB ensures all out support for the theoretical, relevant hands-on training, practical and maintenance experience which will lead to success. We need active cooperation from the guardians and students in the form of attending regular classes, regular study and enough controlled sleep. If do so, you achieve the expected goal and make your dream a reality.
Engineer Muhammad Moslem Uddin
Type Rated License Engineering Instructor
Aeronautical College of Bangladesh