To meet the burgeoning demand for African airlines and military pilots, cabin crew and other aviation industry professionals, the Airways Aviation - ESMA Group will launch its training activities in Africa in the first quarter of 2023.

“We aim to help make Africa a desirable and credible destination for training with a high degree of focus on professionalism, quality and safety,” says Romy Hawatt - Airways Aviation - ESMA Founder & Chairman. “Airways Aviation - ESMA will commence its bespoke Pilot Foundation Course in February followed by Cabin Crew Training Courses in Dakar from April 2023.

“The Foundation course is designed to provide aspiring aviators maximum support and a meaningful start into both the theoretical and practical aspects of aviation close to home before completing their Modular or Integrated pathway to accomplishing their EASA ATPL qualification.

“Cabin Crew theory classes are based on the EASA curriculum and will be available to students at select locations across West Africa initially. Cabin Crew students will have the choice of either completing their theory & practical training in Africa or undertaking the practical training component at the world-class Dynamic Advanced Training facilities in Dubai.”

As this market grows, so too will the demand for well-educated & highly trained aviation professionals and new kinds of investment into the African Aviation Industry will become amplified. The recent Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook, projects a chronic shortfall of 20,000 pilots, 26,000 cabin crew and  21,000 technicians between 2022-2041 in Africa alone.