Global Flight Training Group, Airways Aviation, to Open New Aviation Academy in Cape Verde

09th May 2023

Airways Aviation Group, represented by its Founder & Chairman, Mr. Romy Hawatt and its COO & CCO, Mr. Alexandre Alves, signed this week two (2) MoU in Cape Verde with the goal of implementing a new Aviation academy in the country and supporting the government applying their strategic vision for the sector starting by helping UTA (Technical University of the Atlantic) to establish the Institute of Aeronautics and Tourism.

During the visit several meetings and discussions with stakeholders were held, such as the Minister of Defense, Janine Lelis, the Minister of Tourism and Transportation, Carlos Santos, the Minister of Education, Amadeu Cruz and their respective staff; the CEO of TACV – Cabo Verde Airlines, Sara Pires;  the Rector of UTA, Joao do Monte Duarte; the board of ASA (airports and air traffic control), lead by Jorge Benchimol Duarte and the board of AAC, the national aviation authority represented by Carlos Rodrigues and SeilaPires.

This highly successful visit will lead very soon to the opening of a new Aviation Academy in the country willing not only to provide the local market with a vast portfolio of courses but also the regional market. All of the training capacity of Airways Aviation from ground handling to maintenance techicians, from cabin crew to pilot training, all will be available.

The expansion to Africa is a key in the strategy of Airways Aviation Group, having started in January with the opening of Senegal, with Morocco which will start in the next couple of months and now also with Cape Verde. We consider Cape Verde as an essential part of our strategy. The country represents much more than what the size of its domestic market shows at first. We want to be considered a partner of all stakeholders, public and private, civilian and military in a way that we can put at service our experience of over 35 years and our vast network which presents a coordinate training offer. We believe that we can start first courses in the next couple of months in Sal, Sao Vicente and Praia.” said Alexandre Alves, COO & CCO.

About Airways Aviation

One of the largest Aviation training and education companies in the world that offers through a network of academies spread in 9 countries of 4 continents a high quality and large training capability. With more than 35 years of experience, Airways Aviation currently owns and operates over 7 aircraft of which the majority are Diamond Aircraft equipped with glass cockpit from Garmin and 12 simulators. Their academies are approved by EASA (Europe), CASA (Australia), CAAC (China) and ICAO (though a number of local authorities).

Source: Airways Aviation Press Release
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