El Salvador´s Aeronautical Destiny

With a school of aeronautical firefighters, a center for aircraft maintenance and better programs of aviation mechanics, the country aims to become a regional aviation cluster.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Although the promised expansion of the international airport Ronulfo Monsignor is still going at a slow pace, the area of ​​aviation training and commercial aircraft maintenance is prepared to improve its services and turn the country into a hub for the aircraft industry at the regional level. Mario Martinez, director of the Central Institute of Aeronautics Training (ICCAE), told Elsalvador.com that "... it is right time for the country to take advantage of all the elements that it can intergrate in order to be eligible to be a cluster in the coming years. 'The location we have is key. We can create a first class logistics platform. '"

Elsalvador.com reports that "... From January the ICCAE, in coordination with the Civil Aviation Authority, launched a new training school for aviation firefighters which became the third school in Latin America and the first in the region, as there is currently only one operational in Brazil and another one in Mexico. "

This is compounded by the $55 million investment made ​​by the company Aeroman in the construction of a fifth aircraft maintenance hangar.

The ICCAE also is preparing to "... initiate a program of aviation mechanics specializing in commercial aircraft, which is precisely the category that is currently being requested by the air services company Aeroman."

In the area of ​​academic training, civil aviation authorities intend to create aeronautical high schools through the National University.

In this context, completing the delayed expansion of the international airport Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez is a must.

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