Lufthansa Agrees To Train 20 Nigerian Pilots

Lufthansa Agrees To Train 20 Nigerian Pilots

From The Sun

The Federal Government, through the office of the Special Adviser to the president on Niger Delta Affairs signed a memorandum of understanding with the German airline, Lufthansa for training of pilots.

At the signing of the agreement held at the office of the Special Adviser, Kingsley Kuku, the two parties entered into a deal to train some 20 pilots that have already qualified from schools in South Africa.

The training with Lufthansa is what the parties described as type rating or jet rating that qualifies them to handle specific airliners, especially the caliber owned and used by Lufthansa.

The Lufthansa team led by Capt. Holger Hoffmann, Managing Director of the Pilot Training Network of Lufthansa said the training would last 40 months and would make the trainees roundly qualified as commercial pilots of world class.

The president’s Special Adviser. Kuku, noted that the trainees, all from the Niger Delta and under a special project to make them fit into the nation’s aviation sector would qualify to be of benefit to the nation’s economy.

He said one of the major areas the present administration has made positive impact is in aviation and most of the pilots that operate the sector are not Nigerians. “This training would avail the nation the best opportunity to develop pilots of repute who would contribute in the development of the sector and the economy generally.

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