Tripoli: March 28
Hard on the heels of the suspension of Libyan airline flights into Europe, over concerns about out-of-date certification for . . .[restrict]flight deck and ground crews as well as the lack of any data in place to verify the safety of Libya aircraft, Libyan airline officials have been in Jordan investigating training for Libyans pilots and ground staff.
A team from the Libyan Afriqiyah Aviation Holding Company (LAAHC), which included pilots and flight engineers, flew into Amman yesterday to take a first hand look at the facilities and programmes offered by the Royal Jordanian Aviation Academy.
LAAHC is the parent company of Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways.
The school’s director General, Mohammad Khawaldeh briefed the visitors on modern training aircraft and flight simulation equipment and software. He also showed off the academy’s facilities for aircraft maintenance engineering, air communications and ground control and avionics.
Khawaldeh, who accompanied Jordanian Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh on his Libyan visit at the start of February, said that he had also discussed with Libyan transport ministry and civil aviation officials possible areas of cooperation.
As a memento of their visit, he presented his Libyan guests with the Academy’s shield. [/restrict]