Aviation Education, Instruction Expanding In Africa

Aviation Education, Instruction Expanding In Africa

From AviationPros.

U.S.-based Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has partnered with the Mohammed VI International Academy of Civil Aviation in Casablanca, Morocco to expand aviation education in Africa, according to a report in AviationPros.

African students will initially be able to pursue an online master of science degree in management through Embry-Riddle. Once enough students sign up, Embry-Riddle Worldwide will provide face-to-face instruction at the school’s campus in Casablanca, according to the report.

“Morocco is known as the aviation training center in Africa, a place where many African nations send people to obtain their aviation training,” said Bob Walton, executive director of campus operations for Embry-Riddle Worldwide. “The Academy of Civil Aviation hosts training for many of the world’s international aviation organizations such as the International Civil Aviation Organization, Airports Council International and International Airport Transport Association. Working with the academy is a natural fit for Embry-Riddle to continue its international growth.”

The Mohammed VI Academy of Civil Aviation is the second education provider in Africa to join forces with Embry-Riddle, according to the report.

In November, the Aerospace Leadership Academy in South Africa entered an agreement with Embry-Riddle to offer online dual enrollment courses to high school students.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University claims to be the world’s largest fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace. It offers more than 70 bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees at campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., Prescott, Ariz., and more than 150 locations in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a research center seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies.

The Mohammed 6th International Academy of Civil Aviation (AIAC) was founded in 2000 by King Mohammed 6th to train air-traffic controllers and engineers. Instruction is based on standards and practices recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Read more at AviationPros.