Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, launched the Leonardo AW 109 Level 5 Simulator at the Caverton Helicopters Aviation Training Centre in Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
In his remarks, Sanwo-Olu lauded Caverton’s founder and chairman, Aderemi Makanjuola, and the management for their contributions to the Nigerian economy through job creation.
The governor described Makanjuola as a man who had stayed in an uncommon terrain with the kind of business he had been doing with Caverton and commended him for the giant strides he had made.
“It gladdens my heart that indeed we can have maintenance of aircraft at this highest level, all just tucked in quietly in Lagos and nobody makes a lot of noise about it. I thought that was all. Now, to also come into a facility that has world-class simulators where we can train, we can retrain, we can certify pilots of various grades. I think it’s an investment indeed. We need to commend the leadership of Caverton for being very audacious and for taking these right steps.
“Today, we have seen the unveiling and the commissioning (sic) of a new simulator, the Leonardo AW109 simulator. I’ve been to a foreign simulator; this is my second time, and I tell you, it doesn’t come any better than this. It is real and it has all of the trappings that are inside an aircraft. With this bold step, Caverton is preventing capital flight as all the training can be done locally,” he said.