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Egis and Camas are creating an aviation academy in Abidjan

Egis is pooling expertise with Camas, a French group specialised in airport training, to create a new aviation training centre in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Comprehensive training programmes

The CMA - which stands for “Centre des Métiers de l’Aviation” - was born from the objective of the two groups to pool their complementary expertise and offer training services to aviation professionals in Africa, in compliance with international standards and best practices. CMA will be an IATA Authorized Training Centre and will benefit from Camas’ position as ICAO TRAINAIR Plus member.

CMA's offering is building on the know-how of both Egis and Camas. It is aimed at companies as well as individuals, for ab-initio and in-service training as well. In the airport sector, the portfolio of training programmes encompasses a broad range of topics: ground handling and cargo, safety and security, dangerous goods, planning and operation, certification and audit, customer service, logistics, management, IT, and languages.

Meeting the needs of aviation professionals

Olivier Baric, Aviation Director – Africa at Egis, says: “The CMA will promote the recruitment of local trainers to offer training programmes that are even more adapted to the regional context and needs. One of the major objectives is thus to contribute to the improvement of safety and security management in the subregion. In this perspective, setting up our training centre in Abidjan is a strategic choice which relies on the city’s attractiveness in a country with important prospects for air traffic growth”.

The CMA will meet skills development needs from staff working at airports where Egis is shareholder and reference technical partner in Côte d’Ivoire (AERIA), Gabon (ADL) and Republic of Congo (AERCO). It will also meet the needs from other airport operators and service providers in West and Central Africa, and from airlines, administrations and organisations, Civil Aviation authorities and air navigation service providers as well.

Find out more: http://www.cmaciv.com