Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow (VDTM), a part of Volga-Dnepr Group and a supplier of aircraft maintenance and repair services, and Moscow State Civil Aviation Technical University (МGТU GА), a leading Russia-based educational institution for civil aviation maintenance personnel, have entered into a long-term cooperation agreement in terms of preparation of maintenance personnel.

For both organizations, the main goal of the agreement is to improve quality of education and competitiveness of Russian aviation. МGТU GА will be placing special emphasis on training students and highly qualified personnel in occupations with a demand at VDТМ. For its part, VDТМ will be providing employment opportunities for students and graduates in its company divisions, and promoting hands-on training in the company for the University’s teaching personnel.

“In response to the shortage of qualified personnel, notably in Russia, and generally in the global aviation industry, for our company a cooperation with a specialized technical university is a cornerstone for our future success from the point of adequate staffing level. Over 40 per cent of maintenance personnel in our company have graduated from МGТU GА. Therefore, based on our own experience, we have managed to acknowledge its high level of personnel education, and will be glad to make mutual efforts to further effective cooperation,” says Pavel Tereschenkov, General Director VDTM.

“МGТU GА cooperates with leading entities in aviation industry, including Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow, which allows us to provide high-quality training to personnel. Perfect theoretical and practical training of our graduates places them in high demand in the labour market!” added Boris Yeliseyev, Rector МGТU GА.

The two companies also plan to jointly perform pilot development work, promote research and development activity, and organize cultural and sports events.