2016 IFA Scholarship has been awarded to

Nerissa Allen
LAME (Student) with LIAT
(1974) Ltd

DSC_3527Ms Allen will use the Scholarship
to attend the Cranfield University Course ‘Airworthiness Fundamentals’ tak
ing place in September 2016. The course addresses the key aspects of design, construction, maintenance and operation of aircraft across the wide spectrum of technologies met in aerospace. It will feature all aspects of airworthiness from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.

Ms Allen was congratulated by Mr Alan Alexander, Director Maintenance & Engineering, LIAT (1974) and upon accepting the award said  “I am very honoured and would like to thank the IFA for this scholarship. I am also honoured to be the second individual from the small island of Antigua to receive this amazing opportunity.

This scholarship will expand my knowledge and give me an even greater understanding of Airworthiness as it plays a major role in the aviation industry.

I am looking forward to gaining experience in Airworthiness Fundamentals which I will be able to apply more readily in daily maintenance.”

Capt. Malcolm Chan-a-Sue, Chief Executive Officer of the Art Williams & Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School and Executive Director of the Aircraft Owners’ Association of Guyana who nominated Ms Allen commented:

“We are most delighted and doubly honoured that the IFA has accepted our nomination for their 2016 Scholarship Award. Like Mr. Dorian Nicholas, our previous 2012 Scholarship winner, Nerissa is a very industrious person and keen to expand her knowledge by attending the Airworthiness Fundamentals Course at Cranfield University.  Nerissa “hit the ground running” from her first day at School here in Guyana. She attained her Guyana Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence without Type Rating, Licence No. 281 while still a student of Art Williams & Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School.

Nerissa Allen is presently attached as an Intern to LIAT (1974) Ltd., Antigua & Barbuda. With that attitude and aptitude she can go a very long way in the World’s aviation industry.”



An opportunity to make a difference…“The International Federation of Airworthiness (IFA) is a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) dedicated to improving aviation safety by increasing international communication, awareness and cooperation on all airworthiness issues and particularly that of continuing airworthiness.”