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Airways Aviation Group buys French academy Esma

LONDON, October 15, 2019

The Airways Aviation, a global flight training group, has announced the acquisition of the renowned French Aviation Education & Training organisation Esma (Ecole Supérieure des Métiers de l'Aéronautique).

With the addition of Esma, the Oxford-based group now boasts built up facilities of approximately 25,000 sq m along with the largest and most diverse (‘beaches to alps’) pilot training area footprint in the world covering approximately 350,000 sq/km across the UK, Spain, France, Montenegro and Australia.

"These are unprecedented times in aviation as we accelerate & expand our already significant global presence & capability and offer even more solutions to the industry’s increasing demand for properly trained & qualified people," remarked Romy Hawatt, the founder and executive chairman of the Airways Aviation Group.

"The Airways Aviation Group is one of very few global brands in aviation education & training and we will continue to solidify our positioning as we service existing partners and develop new industry partnerships," stated Hawatt.

"The acquisition of Esma is a significant next step in meeting the extraordinary industry growth over the coming 15 years," he added.

According to Hawatt, Airways/ESMA values its relationships and intends to continue to provide ATPL and other pilot training to the various Chinese Airlines in addition to its existing European, Arab and other Asian clientele.

"Asia, the Sub-continent, Africa and the Middle East represent more than two thirds of the world’s growth markets over the coming years and Airways/ESMA is well positioned to play a significant role in assisting its partners in their training needs going forward," he added.

The Airways Aviation Group is poised for the future with a history and growth story that spans more than 30 years and having trained over 8,000 students.

The group's current fleet of aircraft consists of 34 x Diamond DA40 and DA 42 and 16 x Cessna 172 and 182 positioned at its operational bases.-TradeArabia News Service




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