Joramco, the engineering arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), is expanding its Academy to Ghana thanks to a partnership with Aerojet Aviation.
The Amman-based aircraft MRO specialist says it is making strides on aircraft maintenance engineering training after obtaining EASA approval last year.
It is now launching its second site in Ghana having signed an agreement with Aerojet in June last year to support the establishment of an aviation training academy.
This is part of a larger project supported by the Government of Ghana to make Kotoka International Airport the Aviation Hub of the sub region.
The project will see the establishment of a fully equipped, certified and staffed Independent MRO Centre in the country.
Joramco chief executive Fraser Currie said: “Joramco Academy is proud to be among the few training institutions in the Middle East awarded an EASA accreditation.
“This approval allows the academy to offer a wide range of aircraft maintenance courses and qualifications which are internationally recognized.
“With this accreditation, Joramco Academy has expanded its operations by opening its first site outside of Jordan, while also exploring multiple other locations.
“This expansion further demonstrates our commitment to providing quality education and training in Jordan and beyond.”
Mazisi Parkes, chief executive of Aerojet Aviation in Ghana, added: “The approval of Aerojet Training Academy’s location in Accra Ghana as an EASA Certified Training Facility is a monumental shift for our region and the start of many firsts in our long-term vision for Africa.
“Until now, no opportunities have existed in our sub region to get the type of certified training that is internationally accepted to high standards such as EASA.
“We are thrilled to be leading the way in opening new doors for youth on this continent. This is a critical milestone in our process, as the training academy is integral to launching our EASA Part 145 certified MRO facility at the Kotoka International Airport in Ghana.
“This step further consolidates our long-term relationship with Joramco who have been extremely supportive in the implementation of The Accra MRO Project as a whole.”