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Comair acquires new training facility

Dec 14 2017 18:39

Cape Town - Comair has acquired EPT Aviation Training as part of ongoing diversification of its non-airline operations.

Comair has developed a successful in-house pilot training facility, which it has since expanded, offering training to 34 airlines and air forces.
“The new acquisition is an exciting development in line with Comair’s ongoing expansion of our non-airline facilities to mitigate against the weak prevailing economy, which continues to suppress airline revenue," said captain Glen Warden, head of Comair’s training facilities.

“This will enhance our offering, increasing our capacity for training in cabin crew, passenger handling, and travel and tourism training. It holds benefits for not only Comair, but the many young South Africans who envisage careers in aviation.”

Warden explained that the acquisition will provide school-leavers and other job-seekers who are interested in a career in aviation, the opportunity to enter the aviation sector and help promote standardisation and the promotion of high standards across the industry.

Marlene Dippenaar, spokesperson for EPT, said partnering with Comair is its biggest achievement yet.

“We’re honoured that Comair has recognised the expertise and value within EPT, and has offered us the opportunity to join forces with their progressive umbrella of companies, creating a win-win, one-stop, all round training solution facility for aviation and travel within Africa, offering quality training in a caring, loving environment,” said Dippenaar.  

As part of the ongoing expansion of Comair’s training facility, an additional structure is being erected at its current training facility in Rhodesfield, which will consolidate the training offering, provide more classrooms, accommodate more students and have the potential capacity for a further two fixed-base simulators and two full-motion simulators.

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