Capt. Gilbert M Kibe, Director General, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) and Carl Burleson, Deputy Administrator, US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sign the new East African School of Aviation (EASA) training agreement at the FAA HQ in Washington DC ahead of the arrival of Kenya Airways KQ002 at JFK airport NY.

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday signed a new training agreement whereby its school East African School of Aviation (EASA) becomes the latest FAA training venue in Africa for teaching Flight Safety Inspector courses.

The signing of the training agreement not only declares EASA a suitable FAA training venue for such courses in Africa, it also signifies Kenya’s commitment to the growth and development of Civil Aviation together with improving Flight Safety in Africa.

“EASA is not just a training venue but a partner in Aviation training. Initially, the courses will be delivered by FAA staff but eventually local capacity to deliver the courses will be built through Train the Trainers program,” said Capt. Gilbert M Kibe, Director General, KCAA.

The agreement was signed on behalf of the US government by the FAA Deputy Administrator Carl Burleson and on behalf of the Kenya government by Capt. Kibe.

The signing was witnessed by Joseph Nkadayo, KCAA Board Chaiman; Capt. Tom Ogenche, Director Aviation Safety Security and Regulations and Charity Musila, Director, Air Navigation Services.

The Signing was done at the FAA HQ in Washington DC ahead of the arrival of Kenya Airways  KQ002 at JFK airport NY on Monday morning.

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