The company Boeing is providing an airline planning course to most of the technical and administrative personnel of Ceiba Intercontinental and of the national aeronautics sector. This seminar, given by Jakob Funkenstein and Kenneth Minogue, was carried out on the days June 11 and 12 in the Hotel Hilton of Malabo.
The aeronautical and U.S. defense company has provided basic and advanced knowledge of the aeronautics sector to more than 70% of the official personnel of the Equatorial Guinean airline.
During the presentation of this course, the introductory words were given by the Director of Human Resources of Ceiba Intercontinental, Teodomiro Monsuy Eyi. These were followed by the speeches by its Director General, Bienvenido Esono Engonga; the Boeing Sales Director for Central and West Africa, Larry Tolliver; as well as the speech by the Delegate Minister for Civil Aviation, Fausto Abeso Fuma.
Esono Engonga and Abeso Funa qualified the initiative of the U.S. company as positive and stressed the importance of training the personnel of the aeronautics sector, both inside and out of the country, which currently has more than three hundred persons distributed in specialties such as piloting, aeronautical mechanics and civil aviation exploitation, among others.
Furthermore, the Delegate Minister of Aviation valued very positively the bilateral and commercial relations between Equatorial Guinea and the United States: “I am personally pleased, as Delegate Minister of Civil Aviation, that it is the Head of State, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who is the actor in the materialization of the actions that allow the dynamism of these relations, which in a short time have made Equatorial Guinea one of the main partners of the Boeing company in Africa. With this initiative we also thank the U.S. Government for the support that it gives to the Equatoguinean Government, emphasizing once more the socioeconomic growth of our nation.”
For his part, Larry Tolliver, in his address, thanked the Equatorial Guinean State for the confidence in the U.S. firm for its acquisition of several of its aircrafts.
During these two days, June 11 and 12, Funkenstein and Minogue, under the auspices of their Sales Director, have shared their experience with the technicians of the national aeronautics spectrum, analyzing the most important points of the sector.
The Director General of the Aeronautics Authority and the Assistant Director of Ceiba Intercontinental, Leandro Miko Angue and Simeon Esono Alogo, among other personalities of the Government and the national company, attended the presentation of the course.
Text and photos: Mansueto Loeri Bomohagasi (D. G. Base Internet)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office