The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) on Tuesday published a list of 14 institutions licensed to offer aviation courses a decline from the 18 listed in May.
The approved institutions operate at several airports including Wilson Airport, Malindi Airport, Nyaribo Airport, Old Airport Road Embakasi, and Orly Airpark.
Some of the approved schools include Capital Connect Aviation, Westrift Aviation Ltd, Aerosafe African Consultants, Kenya Aeronautical College Flying School, Aerolink Flight Centre Ltd, Nairobiflight Training, and KQ Pride Centre among others.
Kenya Airforce 304 plane leaving JKIA airspace on August 11, 2022.
Other institutions on the list were the East African School of Aviation, Kenya School of Flying, Standards Aviation, Flight Training Centre, Ninety-Nines Flying School, Proactive Air Services, and Pegasus Flyers (EA) Ltd.
Meanwhile, some of the approved courses include Private Pilots License (PPL), Commercial Pilots License (CPL), Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL), Instrument Rating (IR), Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License (AMEL), Flights Instructors Rating (FIR) and Flight Operations and Dispatch (FOD).
KCAA publishes the names of approved institutions twice each year to protect Kenyans seeking to enroll in the various courses.
The authority has a State Safety Programme (SSP) office to develop, implement, and maintain strategies to ensure that all aviation activities meet the set safety standards on both the national and international levels.
KCAA is also mandated to oversee and regulate the aviation sector. The authority also issues licenses to personnel and institutions in the industry.
This is in line with weeding out fake professionals in the aviation sector that may put the lives of Kenyans at risk.
In 2018, a man was arrested for masquerading as a pilot at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). He had faked his identity by wearing the staff uniform managing to bypass security.
Additionally in October, the national carrier was forced to dismiss claims of a fake pilot who reportedly worked for eight years without a license.
An aerial photo of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
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