Aero Contractors has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria on manpower development.
The objective of deal is for Aero, which has a growing aircraft maintenance facility, to support the training of young Nigerians at the schools and some of them would be absorbed by the airline after the training.
The historic signing ceremony was performed in Zaria, Kaduna State, by the managements of both organisations at the weekend.
According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aero, Capt. Ado Sanusi, the MoU with NCAT, a regional centre of excellence of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), would facilitate On the Job Training (OJT) for NCAT student engineers.
Aero Contractors apart from being the oldest airline in Nigeria, has Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) certified to conduct comprehensive maintenance checks on B737 aircraft and it is also expanding to conduct maintenance on other aircraft types like Boeing New Generation aircraft, Embraer and Airbus aircraft as well.
Sanusi explained that with the MoU, student engineers from NCAT would be trained at the Aero MRO, noting that the pact would set in motion the annual OJT for NCAT student engineers for a period of three months to enable them gain practical experience on aircraft maintenance knowledge before proceeding for another specialised intense training at Aero’s Rotary and Fixed Wing Departments.