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Air Seychelles kicks off a series of training in preparation for A320neo arrival

Air Seychelles the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles has over the past few months started to implement its training calendar in preparation for the delivery of the A320neo set for July 2019.

Last week, key staff members from the Technical Operations, Project Management including Flight Operations team as well as representatives from the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority attended the A320neo general familiarization training held in-house at the Air Seychelles head office in Pointe Larue.

The training held over four days, delivered by Mr. Michael Mahn, an experienced engineer from Airbus, provided the participants a general overview of the airframe that is the whole mechanical structure of the new aircraft. Currently another batch of staff members from similar areas within the business are also taking part in the training which commenced on Monday, 15 April until Thursday 18 April, 2019.

During the month of February the Airbus Hamburg Training Centre welcomed the first group of Air Seychelles aircraft engineers as part of its comprehensive A320neo training programme. The agenda composed of both theory and on-the-job experience provided the technical operations team further knowledge on how to conduct maintenance on the A320neo besides having the chance to view the Airbus assembly line.

Held as from Monday, 18 February until Wednesday, 27 February the sessions in Hamburg were attended by engineers Clyne De -Letourdis, David Saminaden and Denys Assan.

Engineers , Clyne De-Letourdis , David Saminaden and Denys Assan at the Airbus training facility in Hamburg.jpg

In addition to that, as from Tuesday, 5 February until Thursday, 7 February, Manager Cabin Safety Standards, Magdalena Hubert and Manager for Cabin Safety Training Programmes, Dereck Charlette also had the chance to participate in the Airbus A320neo safety training held at the Airbus Training Centre Europe in Toulouse.

The training will proceed over the next upcoming months as part of the entry into service programme of the new Air Seychelles A320neo aircraft.

About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to Johannesburg, Mauritius and Mumbai. Air Seychelles also offers more than 350 domestic scheduled flights a week throughout the archipelago, including domestic charter services. As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles is a pillar of tourism, the island nation’s strongest and growing economic sector. The airline maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and 40 per cent stakeholder.