Joramco, the Amman-based aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility and engineering arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), has announced the expansion of its Academy to Ghana via a partnership with locally based Aerojet Aviation.
Joramco Academy is making strides in aircraft maintenance engineering training after obtaining its own EASA approval last year, as it is now launching its second site in Ghana.
This initiative was launched after signing an agreement with Aerojet Aviation in June of last year, to support the establishment of the Aerojet Aviation Training Academy as part of a larger project prioritized by the Government of Ghana to make Kotoka International Airport the Aviation Hub of the Sub Region.
The project led by Aerojet Aviation Limited, will see the establishment of a fully equipped, certified and staffed Independent MRO Centre in the respective country.
Commenting on the new site activation, Joramco Chief Executive Officer, 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.”
Mr. Mazisi Parkes, Chief Executive Officer of Aerojet Aviation in Ghana said, “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.”