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Nexus in deal with Akagera Aviation for Rwanda’s first aviation academy

Posted 5 July 2019 · Add Comment

Nexus, a Saudi Arabian aviation training company, and Rwandan training company Akagera Aviation, have signed a joint venture agreement that will upgrade Akagera’s training wing to a fully-fledged academy that will operate under the name Nexus Training Academy.

 

Abdullah Al-Sayed, the founder and chairman of Nexus Flight Services said: “You need a good transportation system and we heard that in the last few years the government has worked very hard to grow RwandAir and get it where it is today – and now stands as a benchmark for even other airlines in other countries."

Claver Gatete, the minister for infrastructure in Rwanda, said: “We are enthusiastic to attract such investments and we have high expectations from this new Nexus Training Academy. This investment fully aligns with the National Transport Policy with a plan to establish an Aviation Centre of Excellence for the development of the skills needed to support the growth of the aviation sector in Rwanda.”

He added: “This signing will not only ensure sustainable growth of the aviation but will also offer valuable employment opportunities to Rwandans.” 

Patrick Nkulikiyimfura, the managing director of Akagera Aviation, said: “Our mandate as part of the ATL Group of companies is to rapidly reduce the skills gap in the industry and put the country on a highly visible map in aviation development. We truly believe that an informed perspective and synergy among aviation stakeholders are very important in order to succeed in emerging future roles and create economies of scale.”

Akagera Aviation will have a 40 per cent stake and Nexus 60 per cent in the academy.

Abdullah Al-Sayed, the founder and chairman of Nexus Flight Services

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