Kenya Airways together with its subsidiary Jambojet and FlightSafety international (FSI) signed a tripartite agreement that will see FSI provide a Dash 8 Q400 simulator to support training of their cockpit crew and maintenance teams.
FSI’s flight simulator will be housed at the Kenya Airways’ Pride Center. It is expected to improve availability and quality training to Jambojet pilots as well as other Q400 operators in Africa.
“The number of Q400s in Africa is growing, with a limited number of simulators to support the training. The estimated number of Q400 aircraft in Africa is over a hundred (100) being served by only three (3) simulators. The agreement is a step forward in building the capacity of our training programs and cementing our focus on safety and quality” commented Sebastian Mikosz, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Airways.
“We have a large footprint across the globe and we are excited about having our second partnership in Africa. It is an excellent opportunity for us to extend our expertise in the region as we continue facilitating training through provision of high quality simulators. Having a local solution will allow the operators to train more often and reduce their overall training costs” said Patrick Coulter, Director – Business Development, Commercial Training and Simulation at FSI.
Kenya Airways and Jambojet are looking forward to leveraging on FSI’s wealth of experience to continue improving safety in Africa’s aviation.
Furthermore, Allan Kilavuka, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Jambojet noted that Africa’s airspace remains vibrant and with the advancement in technology, relevant support is required to ensure efficiency and guarantee safety to remain competitive.