Mount Kenya University and Rwandair Partner to Promote Aviation Industry

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Mount Kenya University Rwanda has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with RwandAir in a bid to strengthen the field of academic training and research.

The move will see the University design relevant market-driven development programmes for RwandAir in order to train their staff to be competitive in the global aviation industry.

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The chairman, Board of Directors of Mount Kenya University Rwanda, Prof Simon Gicharu, hailed the partnership. He further promised to support the initiative fully so that it can become a role a model in the East African region.

“We note with admiration the RwandaAir’s ambitious commitment to growth and offering quality service that has made it stand out as the airline of choice in the region,” said Prof Simon Gicharu. As a university committed to excellence and empowering generations through education, we want to be part of the airline’s continuous growth by offering quality training to its staff,” he added.

Gicharu said higher education institutions ought to pursue industry linkages in their training programmes. The programmes will see various parties promote mentoring, internship and hands-on learning opportunities for aviation industry players.

“These relationships will assist in establishing career programmes and internships that will lead to well-paying skilled jobs. As well as economic development for the country,” he said.

Also read: Construction of Bugesera Airport in Rwanda kicks off

Since its establishment in the country eight years ago, Mount Kenya University Rwanda has evolved to a point of building a modern campus in Kagarama, Kicukiro District. As well as aligning its programmes to support Rwanda’s vision 2020.

About RwandAir

RwandAir began operations on 1st December 2002 as the new national carrier under the name Rwandair. Express (passenger air transportation as the core activity) for Rwanda.  With a concession to carry out airport ground handling (ancillary activity) at Kigali International Airport. In March 2009, we registered a new trademark “RwandAir” which is our current operating name.

Operating from Kigali as their hub at the heart of Africa. RwandAir is one of the fastest growing airlines. And operates one of the youngest and state of the art fleet on the African continent. The airline comprises of four Boeing 737-800NG, two Boeing 737-700NG, two CRJ900NG, two Bombardier Q-400NG all in dual class configuration and two new triple class Airbus A330.

The airline, which is also well reputed for an excellent on time performance. Also the airline reaches out to twenty-two cities in Western,Central, Eastern and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

RwandAir is a member airline of the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) , an EASA,IOSA and ISAGO certified operator.

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