SriLankan Engineering, marked another milestone with the commencement of certification of the first B787 aircraft operated by Singapore Airlines to Malé, Maldives. This is the first time the National Carrier certified a Boeing 787. Two batches of SriLankan Airlines engineers underwent training at SIA Aviation Company Training Academy, one of Asia Pacific’s leading training institutions specialized in MRO, fully owned by Singapore Airlines. The three-month training sessions were held in Singapore, which included theoretical and practical components. Following its successful completion, SriLankan Engineering’s Maldives Unit currently has four B787 approved engineers to authorize third party aircraft certification. SriLankan Engineering also holds approvals from numerous national aviation authorities including Seychelles, Singapore, China, India, Qatar, UAE and Bahrain to carry out aircraft maintenance. It also provides full engineering services for the entire SriLankan Airlines fleet, which is comprised of A320, A321 (CEO and NEO versions) and A330 aircraft. In addition, SriLankan Engineering provides Line certification of B777, B737NG, B 787, A350 at Colombo and Malé Airports to third party Airline customers.