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Power Plant Engineer

Location:
Glynde, SA, 5070, Australia
Posted:
December 30, 2019

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Chulanjan L.A. de Silva

*/*** ******** ****.******.5070,Adelaide.SA

Telephone: Mobile: +61-426******

Email: ada6a0@r.postjobfree.com

ada6a0@r.postjobfree.com

PROFILE

Senior Air Transport Professional with extensive executive level experience and a high degree of commercial acumen and entrepreneurial flair demonstrated through an outstanding record of achievement. Substantial experience in business management and business development gained during an international career working with many of the worlds’ major airlines. An adaptable individual, offering significant strategic management experience, strong troubleshooting skills and substantial and wide ranging practical engineering skills.

KEY CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS

Attended and successfully passed the Airline Business Foundation Certificate course at the IATA Training Centre in Geneva in November 2012. Additionally attended and passed the Resident Customer Support Representative Newcomer Training at the Airbus Training School in Toulouse, France.

Attended and passed the Airbus A380-800/900 ATA Spec 104 Level III and IAE 1000/Trent 900 Interface & Systems ATA Spec 104/Level III training at the Airbus Training School in Toulouse, France. Has also attended and passed many other professional training courses. Further details on page 4.

As Resident Customer Support Representative (AWAC) on behalf of Airbus, Johannesburg, South Africa worked closely with Air France and Lufthansa operating the Airbus 380 on this very high profile route during the Football World Cup. Achieved 100% despatch reliability over a period of eight months.

Contracted by Air Asia to help resolve technical issues relating to the Radome on the company’s Airbus fleet. These issues had resulted in significant costs and had not been resolved over a period several months. Quickly established that the airline was using the wrong kind of detergent to clean the aircraft. Switching to the approved detergent immediately solved the problem.

Played a key role, as an authorised engineer on the B767-300ER, to manage a key project working on the main landing gear Fwd. and Aft Bearing Rework Program involving the removal and installation of landing gear in over 20 aircraft.

CAREER EXPERTISE

Customer Support Representative

Extensive experience of working as a Customer Service Representative on behalf of Airbus.

Provided Airbus A380 EIS support and training plus office support as Customer Support Representative with Emirates Airlines in the UAE.

Provided engineering and technical support on the AirAsia Airbus A320, A330 and A340 fleet.

Undertaken formal customer support training from Airbus at their Toulouse Facility.

Heavy Maintenance, light maintenance, line maintenance, MCC, technical services, technical records, technical stores, warranties, spares, electronic publications, reliability, statistics, data, evaluation of statistical data.

Very highly qualified licenced aircraft maintenance engineer with current approval status across a wide range of aircraft, airframes and engines.

Business Start-up

Currently engaged in starting up a new low cost airline operating out of Sri Lanka and scheduled to fly routes to Australia and mainland China.

Established outsourced agreements to handle online reservations and aircraft maintenance.

Partnered with Lufthansa to help establish the airline and launch the business.

Business Development

Significant experience of winning new business with clients worldwide for the provision of aircraft maintenance and support for both fixed and rotary wing aircraft achieving revenues of c$ 5 million.

These have included the provision of a Bell 412 600 check for an N registered rotary aircraft and the deployment of 12 Bell 412 engineers for an assignment in Abu Dhabi.

CAREER HISTORY

November 2010 – Present

Business start up

Planning the launch of a new low cost airline operating from Sri Lanka.

Establishing profitable routes to Melbourne, Australia and to destinations in China.

Providing operational, logistical and maintenance support to airline management.

Providing contracted aircraft maintenance services and the provision of aircraft engineers for specialist maintenance contracts in the Middle East and Worldwide.

July 2012 – Jan 2013

Field Service representative (AKKA MID EAST)

Airbus,Dubai,U A E

A380 Ramp Main support Area

A330/A340 Office support

February 2010 – November 2010

Resident Customer Support Representative (AWAC)

Airbus, Johannesburg, South Africa

Provided EIS support and training for Air France and Lufthansa

Undertook maintrol support and office support for Air France Engineering, KLM Engineering, Austrian Air Engineering and Lufthansa Engineering.

Achieved 100% despatch reliability from Johannesburg to base locations.

Delivered office support for the engineering teams for the South African Airways A319 & A343.

December 2009 – February 2010

Resident Customer Support Engineer (AWAC)

Airbus, Dubai, UAE

Provided A380 EIS support and training, maintrol support and office support.

February 2009 – October 2009

Resident Customer Support Representative (AWAC)

Airbus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Provided support for technical and engineering operations, maintrol, planning, operations and production, retrofits, and third party maintenance. AirAsia & AirAsia X A320, A320, A330, A340.

January 2007 – June 2008

Senior Licenced Aircraft Engineer

Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Undertook line maintenance at the airline’s main base in Abu Dhabi.

Acted as Flying Spanner on B767-300ER, A332, A343 and B773.

Carried out additional consultancy work through V-HR,UK

January 2006 – August 2006

Licenced Aircraft Engineer

Qatar Airways, Doha, Qatar

Undertook line maintenance at the airline’s main base in Doha.

Carried out line maintenance for foreign operators including Oman Air and Etihad Airways including B737-700/800 and B767-300ER with B1 Limited Approval.

EARLIER CAREER

03/02 – 10/05 Licenced Aircraft Engineer Emirates Airlines, Dubai, UAE

12/94 – 02/02 Supervisor Hangar Maintenance Gulf Aircraft Maintenance, Abu Dhabi

11/88 – 12/94 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Gulf Aircraft Maintenance, Abu Dhabi

01/84 – 11/88 Technician / Senior Technician Air Lanka, Sri Lanka

PROFESSIONAL LICENCES

C.A.A. U.K.

Category:

Rating:

Date:

Aeroplanes ll and Turbine Engines ll

LWTR

08/06/95

DGCAM, Oman

Category:

Rating:

Date:

Aeroplanes ll and Turbine Engines ll

LWTR

01/02/94

DCA, Sri Lanka

Category:

Rating:

Date:

Aeroplanes ll and Turbine Engines ll

LWTR

29/11/88

GCAA, UAE

Category:

Rating:

Date:

A2, C Turbine

Type Rated: A: A330-200;A340-300;B777-200/300;C;Trent 700/800, CFM56-5C3,GE90-115

19/05/02

EASA, UK

Category:

Rating:

Date:

B1 Limitation 1.9

Turbine Aeroplanes

24/10/06

NIBM, Sri Lanka

Date:

09/08 – 01/09

Certificate in Advanced Business Management

CURRENT APPROVAL STATUS

1. B767 Mechanical Air Frame - Full Approval

2. B777-200/300 Mechanical Airframe- Full Approval & Avionics Extension

3. B777-300ER Mechanical Airframe - Full Approval& Avionics Extension

4. A340 Mechanical Air Frame - Full Approval

5. A330 Mechanical Air Frame - Full Approval & Avionics Extension

6. A320/A321 Mechanical Air Frame- Full Approval.

7. B737-700/800 Mechanical Airframe - B1 Limited Approval

8. Rolls-Royce Trent 700 Engines - Full Approval incl. Engine Runs & Boroscope

9. Rolls-Royce Trent800 Engine - Full Approval including Engine Runs

10. GE CF6-80C2 Engines - Full Approval incl. Engine Runs & Boroscope

11. CFM 56-5C3 - Full Approval incl. Engine Runs & Boroscope

12. CFM 56-5A - Full Approval. incl. Engine Runs

13. CFM56-7B - B1 Limited Approval

14. GE90-115B - B1 Full Approval

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Nationality: Sri Lankan

References: Available on request

PROFESSIONAL COURSES FOLLOWED

1.Certificate of achievement for completion of PMP exam preparation certification course of project Management Education. Net Assist, Sri Lanka (2011).

2.Airline Business Foundation Certificate course followed and passed at IATA Training Centre, Geneva (November 2012)

3.Airbus A380-800/900 ATA Spec 104 Level III Training at Airbus Training School, Blagnac Toulouse, France.

4.IAE 1000/Trent 900 Interface & Systems ATA Spec 104/Level III Training at Airbus Training School, Blagnac Toulouse, France.

5.Resident Customer Support Representative Newcomer Training at Airbus Training School, Blagnac Toulouse, France.

6.Boeing 777 ETOPS Study at ; Emirates Training College, Dubai, UAE

7.Boeing 777 Air Frame/Power Plant (RR Trent 800) ATA Spec 104/Level III Study at; Emirates Training College, Dubai, UAE.

8.Boeing 777-200/300 Differences ATA Spec 104/Level II Study at; Emirates Training College, Dubai, UAE.

9.RR Trent 700/800 Differences ATA Spec 104/Level III Study at ; Emirates Training College, Dubai, UAE

10.B777 Avionics Extension ATA Spec 104/Level III Study at ; Emirates Training College, Dubai, UAE

11.A330-200 Avionics Extension (RR Trent 700) ATA Spec 104/Level III Study at; Emirates Training College, Dubai, UAE.

12.Airbus A330-200 ETOPS Study at ; Emirates Training College, Dubai, UAE

13.Airbus A300-600R/A310-300 ETOPS (GE CF6-80C2) Study at ; Emirates Training College, Dubai, UAE

14.FAR 145 Familiarisation Study at ; Emirates Training College, Dubai, UAE

15.B777-300 (Trent 800)/Boeing 777-300ER (GE90-115B) Airframe / Powerplant / Avionics Extension Differences ATA Spec 104/Level III Study at ; Emirates Training College, Dubai, UAE

16.Boeing 777 Engine Run-Up (RR Trent 800) Study at ; Emirates Training College, Dubai, UAE

17.B767-300 ER Air Frame & CF6 - 80C2 Engine Systems Study at: GAMCO Technical Training School, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

18.B737-700/800 AirFrame /Power Plant (CFM56-7B) ATA104/Level III (175 hours) Oman Air Technical Training School, Muscat.

19.CFM56-7B Line & Base Maintenance ATA 104/ Level III (25 Hours) Oman Air Technical Training School, Muscat.

20.A340-300 Air Frame & CFM56 - 5C3 Engine Systems Study at: GAMCO, Technical Training School, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

21.A340-300 Maintenance Simulator Study at : Lufthansa, Frankfurt, Germany

22.A340-300 Air Frame & Power Plant Maintenance O.J.T. Study at : Virgin Atlantic, Heathrow, UK

23.B767-300ER Air Frames & CF6-80C2 Engines Systems Refresher Study at: GAMCO Technical Training School, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

24.B767/CF6-80A Engine Differences from CF6-80C2 PMC Engine and Boeing 767/CF6-80C2 FADEC Line Maintenance Course conducted by Britannia Technical Training Department at GAMCO Training School, Abu Dhabi, UAE

25.A330 Differences & Rolls-Royce Trent 700 Engines Course completed in GAMCO Technical Training School, Abu Dhabi, UAE

26.Completed an approved course of instruction on CF6-80C2 Boroscope Inspection. Study at: GAMCO Technical Training School, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

27.Completed an approved course of instruction on CFM56-5C Boroscope Inspection. Study at : GAMCO Technical Training School, Abu Dhabi, UAE

28.Completed a Preliminary Course of Class Room & on the Job Training on wide bodied L1011 & B737 familiarisation including rotational training in Support Shops.

29.Successfully completed the Instructions in Aircraft Maintenance Technicians Course (one year’s duration) at the Sri Lanka Air F



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