Fareham College staff and students have welcomed the arrival of a brand-new aircraft at the College’s Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training (CEMAST) campus in Lee-on-the-Solent.


Speaking with students and staff, Caroline Dineage MP attended the unveiling of the new aircraft in CEMAST’s Aeronautical and Aerospace workshop. She said, “I was delighted to visit the College today to meet students and staff and see the latest addition to the excellent facilities and equipment already in place, which will not only train, but also inspire the next generation of aeronautical and aerospace engineers.”


David Richardson, Director of Fareham College’s CEMAST and CETC (Civil Engineering Training Centre) campuses, added, “The new Cessna 172H aircraft is a welcome addition to our equipment and facilities here at Fareham College’s CEMAST campus. The students are looking forward to working on it and using the hands-on experience this provides to enhance their learning.”


AT Aviation Engineering and Consultancy Services supplied the new aircraft to the College.  Andy Twemlow, Managing Director said, “We forged the link with the College as we support the excellent work it is doing encouraging young people into engineering careers. We really struggle to recruit aviation engineers at the moment, so to see the College investing in this area, training young people and supporting them into the aviation industry is a great thing.”


Fareham College’s CEMAST campus specialises in a range of engineering and manufacturing courses including aeronautical and aerospace, automotive and motorsport, marine, manufacturing, mechanical, electrical and electronic.


For more information regarding Fareham College and its CEMAST campus, please visit fareham.ac.uk.