Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) and the APFT Maintenance Training (APFT) aviation school have signed a contract for the training of aviation technicians in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on September 23rd. Over a period of five years, about 400 trainees from APFT – Maintenance Training will be trained and qualified as aircraft mechanics (CAT A 1.1) according to EASA specifications. Starting in January 2015, training staff from the LTT subsidiary Lufthansa Technical Training Philippines (LTTP) under Jochen Harms (General Manager) will conduct lessons in theory and practice with the EASA-approved LTT instructional materials and administer the exams as well. LTT experts will also evaluate the exams and issue the certificates. Training takes place at the facilities of APFT – Maintenance Training. After successful completion of the training, graduates can apply with the European Aviation Safety Agency or one of the national authorities for an EASA CAT A 1.1 license after another 3 years of on-the-job training.