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New co-operation between AviAssist and AUAS

Hoofddorp, 12 May 2017

18 May 2017 11:56 | Centre for Applied Research Technology

The Aviation Academy of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and the AviAssist Foundation have announced a partnership to further expand the AviAssist Safety Promotion Centre (ASPC) in Rwanda.

The partnership aims to establish a long-term mutually beneficial association in capacity building on aviation skills as well as business and leadership skills at the foreseen ASPC in Rwanda.

The ASPC-Rwanda is geared to become (East) Africa's leading aviation safety resource centre, making Rwanda and States in the East and Southern African ICAO region more self-sufficient at safety promotion. The centre imparts training and safety training that is crucial to support aviation experts in their role as safety leaders and champions.

“We are very pleased to launch this cooperation”, Geert Boosten, head of the AUAS aviation department commented. “The Aviation Academy is committed to providing the current and next generation of professionals with the skills they need to meet the international aviation challenges of the next 10 to 15 years. This partnership helps us expand our reach into the high-growth African Region, and will be a great opportunity for our students to contribute to aviation safety in Africa. The vision of ASPC fits with our objective to widen our international network and will give African professionals better access to world class education and practical research capabilities.”

“We feel privileged to bring a renowned institution such as the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences to our work in Africa”, says Tom Kok, Director of AviAssist. “It is an unique opportunity to combine our safety promotion experience in Africa with the rich education and research capabilities of the AUAS. This partnership will bring great benefits for the continuous professional development that the Foundation brings to Africa.”