Kenya signs new aviation training deal with U.S. Gov’t


Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

Kenya has signed a new aviation training deal with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

In the agreement, the East African School of Aviation (EASA) will become the latest FAA training venue in Africa for teaching Flight Safety Inspector courses.

“EASA is not just a training venue but a partner in Aviation training.

“Initially, the courses will be delivered by FAA staff but eventually local capacity to deliver the courses will be built through Train the Trainers program,” said Capt. Gilbert M Kibe, Director General, KCAA.

The signing of the training agreement also signifies Kenya’s commitment to the growth and development of Civil Aviation together with improving Flight Safety in Africa, he added.

Capt. Gilbert M Kibe and the FAA Deputy Administrator Carl Burleson penned the new deal on Friday.

With them were Eng. Joseph Nkadayo (KCAA Board Chaiman), Capt. Tom Ogenche (Director Aviation Safety Security and Regulations) as well as Charity Musila (Director Air Navigation Services).

The deal was signed at the FAA headquarters in Washington DC ahead of the arrival of Kenya Airways KQ002 at the JFK Airport in New York on October 29, 2018.

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