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Akagera Aviation to open a fixed wing air school, in Rwanda


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Tecnam announced today that Akagera Aviation, based at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda is establishing Flight Training Organisation with a fleet of four Tecnam aircraft.


In addition to its initial order for three (3) Tecnam P92JS and one four-seater P2010 SEP, Akagera Aviation are also investing one SoftekSim flight flight simulator. The simulator, manufactured by SoftekSim, with Computer Based Training software, will allow students to achieve familiarization on both P92 and P2010.


Paolo Pascale, Tecnam CEO, “We are delighted that Akagera Aviation have chosen to set up their Flight School with Tecnam training aircraft. This reaffirms that our wide range of aircraft offer the right mix for FTO’s worldwide providing excellent flying qualities, reliability and overall low costs


Patrick Nkulikiyimfura, Akagera Aviation Managing Director highlights the motivation to choose Tecnam: “Aircraft simplicity, performance, safety record, low operating cost, good avionics and fuel options i.e. AVGAS, MOGAS.”


About Akagera Aviation

Akagera Aviation is a private company based at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda. It started its operations in 2008, mainly doing helicopter charter flight operations, aerial photography & surveys, scenic flights and HEMS. In 2013, Akagera Aviation services expanded to flight training and started ab-initio training of helicopter pilots. Akagera Aviation ATO is the only helicopter flying school in East Africa. To meet the growing demand of pilots in Rwanda and Africa at large, Akagera Aviation is working on starting fixed wing pilot training.


About Tecnam:


For over 60 years Tecnam has been committed to serving the General Aviation community.

Be it the 6th generation Tecnam P92, the best selling P2002 or the P2006T Twin, Tecnam are firmly established as the aeroplanes of choice with General Aviation customers and operators. Be they private pilots enjoying flying for leisure or some of the world’s leading Flight Training Organisations. 


The introduction into service of the P2008 and the next generation four-seater, single engined P Twenty Ten, ensures that Tecnam continue to offer the widest range of General Aviation aeroplanes. Today with the development of the P2012 Traveller, Tecnam will offer an innovative aircraft for regional airlines. 


With over 6,500 Tecnam aeroplanes operating around the world today, Tecnam customers and operators are supported by a global network of over 60 dealers and more than 100 Tecnam Service Centres.


The Tecnam teams passion for flying has undoubtedly resulted in Chief Designer, Professor Luigi Pascale, creating some of the most innovative and stylish aeroplanes. More importantly Tecnam’s wide range of aeroplane models afford its customers and operators superb value for money, from the low initial purchase price to unbeatable operating costs.









Statement from SoftekSim:



In partnership with aviation manufacturer Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM S.r.l., the mayor European manufacturer of General Aviation aeroplanes, SoftekSim have signed the agreement for manufacturing of FNPTII Flight Simulation Training Device and Computer Based Training System of aircraft Tecnam P2006T / P92 / P2010 for Akagera Aviation, the company operating in Rwanda.


Last Updated (Wednesday, 06 December 2017 16:04)








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