Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has opened a new training facility at London Luton Airport. Monarch Aircraft Engineering Training Academy (MAETA) has been completely refurbished, providing several new classrooms and facilities for composite and fibre optic training. The learning centre will also house the apprentice training scheme that MAETA has been involved with for over 40 years. MAETA has facilities at Luton and Manchester and provides training on several aircraft types. Training for the 787 is due to commence in 2013 and composite and fibre optic courses will also begin early this year. MAETA has the capability to deliver Part 147 training on Boeing and Airbus types from general familiarisation to B1/B2 level and more recently gained Part 147 approval for the Cat “A” Licence that has been integrated into the apprenticeship scheme.