In a bid to boost air transportation in South-East Nigeria, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has certified the Eastwing Aviation Training School, Enugu State.
In a statement issued to newsmen, the agency disclosed that the training school was certified, as part of its efforts towards developing the southeast aviation sector.
The school, which was set up in 2018, and located at Emene, the statement indicated, is the first private aviation school in South East, Nigeria.
The citizenry who were happy over the certification, charged the South-East state governors to take advantage of the new opportunity, by granting scholarships to the people of the States in a bid to measure up the scheme of employment opportunities in the aviation industry.
“The essence of taking the school to the South East is because many people there are lagging behind in the aviation industry,” the statement said.
The statement further noted the school will help in creating awareness about the aviation industry and boost employment opportunities for the citizenry.
“Since they offer similar things, there will be no need to travel overseas for the same studies they can easily get here in Nigeria, thereby saving them the challenges of cost and other related issues”.
“We have successfully collaborated with EASA approved training organisation and organised seven sessions of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 66 Examination in Nigeria with more that 500 exams written by candidates from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Ethiopia and India.
“This is the first time people are having the opportunity to write such Aircraft Maintenance Engineering license exams in Nigeria,” the statement affirmed.
The NCAA in the statement posited that the school will expose the trainees to the aviation market and license preparatory that would enable them write NCAA, EASA and other Authorities’ examinations excellently.
According to NCAA; “Eastwing has partnered a school in the UK, USA to enable it train students with up to date materials