The Aerojet Aviation Training Academy facility in Accra, is pleased to announce that it has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Approval for the training of Aircraft technicians & engineers. This highly sought after certification was achieved via Aerojet’s partnership with Joramco, the Amman-based aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility and engineering arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE). This development keeps in line with Aerojet Aviation’s steady momentum in achieving its larger objective, ‘The Accra MRO Project’. The Accra MRO Project being developed in Accra and prioritized by the government of Ghana to make the country an Aviation Hub, is on track to become the first ever full-service Independent Aircraft Maintenance Facility in West & Central Africa. Joramco Academy, the aircraft maintenance, training school operated by Joramco, entered into an agreement in June 2022 to support the establishment of the Aerojet Aviation Training Academy. This is the first of its kind institution to offer advanced studies in Aircraft Maintenance in Ghana and the Sub Region.
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 achievement for our region and the start of many firsts in our longterm 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.”