The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company, nahco aviancen has been elected as a council member of the Association of African Aviation Training Organisations, AATO.
In the election conducted during the 2nd General Assembly of the association held in Kampala, Uganda from August 23-25, nahco aviance, represented by its Chief Commercial Officer, CCO, Mr. Seyi Adewale, was elected to represent Nigeria in the 13-member Council.
A statement by the spokesman of the company, Mr. Tayo Ajakaye, indicated that with the membership, which is for the first term of three years, the ground handling firm would, in conjunction with other council members, make policies to further the development of aviation training and development on the continent.
Ajakaye hinted that Nahco Aviance was a panelist on the second day of the event and presented a paper on the topic, ‘Taking Aviation Training to
the Next Level: Connecting the Dots. No ATO Left Behind.’
Also speaking at the event, the AATO President, Mr. Tchagbele Sadamba, said a special audit carried out on African aviation revealed inefficiencies that operators had to correct in order to move up with its counterparts around the world.
He urged players in the sector on the continent to come up with concrete steps to reposition aviation training in Africa.
Besides, he noted that regular consultations and interactions were necessary, adding that, “this presents greater challenges and also confers increased responsibility
on aviation personnel and organisations.”
AATO is an association under the African Union, AU, Charter with the aim to standardise and harmonise aviation training in Africa, by designing and developing the criteria and procedures for accreditation of training centres, promoting cooperation and value sharing and as well as being the continents voice in relation with other industry stakeholders.