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Asky Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines plan MRO and training centre in West Africa

Posted 11 August 2016 · Add Comment

Togo based Asky Airlines, and shareholder, Ethiopian Airlines are planning to establish an aircraft MRO and training centre in West Africa, reports MRO Network.com.

Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, said that Asky was in talks with the Togolese government and that if approved, the MRO facility will cater to Boeing and Bombardier aircraft. The training facility will train back-office staff and cabin crew.

Gebremariam said: "Our main MRO hub remains in Addis Ababa and we will have regional MRO hubs in Lomé, Lilongwe and Kigali [home to partner RwandAir]. Our planned Lomé MRO hub would maintain aircraft operating in Nigeria, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal.” IAG plans to establish an MRO facility in Abuja, Nigeria.

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