Ab-Initio Engineering

Fundamental to GAA’s future vision is the creation and education of the next generation of professional airline pilots and aircraft engineers. A recent forecast (June 2011) by aircraft manufacturer Boeing, states that the world will require 650,000 new aircraft mechanics and 459,600 new pilots over the next 20 years to cope with new aircrafts joining the global fleet and replace retiring engineers.

Our Ab-Initio programmes for cadet engineers are unique in the MENA region and designed to attract only qualified and highly motivated individual who have the passion to enjoy a rewarding career in aviation.

We have already successfully trained a number of Ab-Initio cadets in our Engineering Programme which is conducted in association with Tamkeen and enables aspiring cadets the chance to kick-start a promising career in aeronautical engineering.

This structured programme is managed by GAA through a partnership with AFAQ Institute of Aviation Technology in Bahrain over a period of four years. Graduates will receive international licences issued by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) – (PART 66 – B1 or B2 Licence) and will be guaranteed job opportunities with our sister company Gulf Technics.

Who can apply:

  • Aged between 17 and 30 years
  • For Public schools: a General Secondary School Certificate (Science or Technical Stream – GPA no less than 80%)
  • For Private schools: minimum grade of B in Maths and Physics – GPA no less than 80%
  • Successfully pass our selection process

Where and how to apply:

If you are interested in joining the GAA Ab-Initio Engineering Training Programme, simply email us stating your interest and your background at the address shown below; you are also welcome to visit us at the following address, and we would be very pleased to take you through the application process.

GAA Headquarters
(Opposite Bahrain International Airport)
Muharraq, Bahrain

For further details on our Ab-Initio Engineering Training Programme, please contact our Customer Service Co-ordinator on:

Download the Engineering Training Programme application form from the link below:

Ab-Initio Engineering Application Form