Montpellier, France: The Airways Aviation Group announced today the acquisition of the renowned French Aviation Education & Training organisation ESMA (Ecole Supérieure des Métiers de l'Aéronautique).

As an established EASA Authorised Training Organisation, ESMA offers a plethora of European Certified courses including Airline Pilot (EASA ATP), Aircraft Maintenance (CAMO, MRO – PART 145 & 147 for in-house maintenance and apprenticeship Aircraft Engineering), Cabin Crew (CCTO Training), and Ground Handling including (IATA; Dangerous Goods; Safety, IATA & AMADEUS Certifications).

“These are unprecedented times in aviation as we accelerate & expand our already significant global presence & capability and offer even more solutions to the industry’s increasing demand for properly trained & qualified people. The Airways Aviation Group is one of very few global brands in aviation education & training and we will continue to solidify our positioning as we service existing partners and develop new industry partnerships. The acquisition of ESMA is a significant next step in meeting the extraordinary industry growth over the coming 15 years”. says Romy Hawatt, Founder & Executive Chairman of the Airways Aviation Group.

“Airways/ESMA values its relationships and intends to continue to provide ATPL and other pilot training to the various Chinese Airlines in addition to its existing European, Arab and other Asian clientele. Asia, the Sub-continent, Africa and the Middle East represent more than two thirds of the world’s growth markets over the coming years and Airways/ESMA is well positioned to play a significant role in assisting its partners in their training needs going forward”, explains Hawatt.

With the addition of ESMA, the Airways Aviation Group now boasts built up facilities of approximately 25,000 sqm along with the largest and most diverse (‘beaches to alps’) pilot training area footprint in the world covering approximately 350,000 sq/km across the UK, Spain, France, Montenegro and Australia.

“The coming weeks and months should see substantial new activity as we meet with and speak to our existing and new prospective partners around the globe. We are very much focused on how we may efficiently maximise resource utilisation as we increase the Group’s business output particularly through our now expanded European operations”, adds Romy Hawatt.