in Training

Airways College signs contract with Institut National Polytechnique HouphouŽt-Boigny in Ivory Coast

Posted 20 January 2017 · Add Comment

Airways College, a pilot training school located in France, has signed a framework contract with Institut National Polytechnique HouphouŽt-Boigny (INP-HB), Ivory Coast.

This agreement foresees the creation of a section dedicated to pilot training within the Ivorian institution. Twenty-five students should be trained there starting in April. They will be selected and recruited by Air Côte d’Ivoire, the national airline company.

Theory will be given on the campus while flight sessions will be held on Yamoussoukro Airport. In the long term, a hundred students coming from different African airline companies will be trained per year. The INP-HB should be equipped with 3 flight simulators and 12 twin-engine aircraft.

Airways College offers guarantees: the French school (three locations in the country) has almost 30 years experience in flight training and is EASA licensed. The two-year ATP NG300 training course has 50% more practical training than what is required by the Authorities. Due to this agreement, INP-HB will be able to deliver EASA licenses, for the first time in Africa.

Krista Vandermeulen, general director of International business development at Airways College, said: “This new center will fill a lack because today numerous African pilots go to Europe or to the US to train. We are happy to contribute to the development of flight training in Africa. It will create many economic opportunities. This will also help numerous young people realise their dreams, that is to say, have their future offices in the sky”.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Supersonic boost as Aerion links with Lockheed Martin

Two leaders in supersonic technology, Aerion and Lockheed Martin have announced an MOU to explore the feasibility of a joint development of the world's first supersonic business jet, the Aerion AS2. Over the next 12 months, the

Turbulence ahead on the route to a national carrier

Just like his nine predecessors, Nigeria's Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, has started championing a process of creating a national carrier capable of filling the void left by the liquidation of Nigeria Airways in 2003. But, as Chukwu

NAS launches new Pearl Lounges at Marrakech Menara Airport

National Aviation Services has launched its Pearl Lounges at the Marrakech-Menara Airport in Morocco reinforcing capacities at the newly renovated airport.

CEO of Airbus to step down

Airbus has announced that its CEO Tom Enders will be leaving the company in April 2019, reports aerotime.

Flydubai touches down at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Flydubai's inaugural flight touched down today at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), increasing capacity to Tanzania and further expanding its network in Africa to twelve destinations.

Proflight Zambia female pilot clocks 1000 hours flying time

The career of Proflight Zambia's youngest female pilot Besa Mumba has taken off after clocking up 1,000 hours of flying time.

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
Aviation Africa BT18418