Accreditation and Registration
The following are the registrations and accreditations for Eastrise Aviation. We are geared towards excellence and will continue to pursue it.
APPROVED TRAINING ORGANISATION
Eastrise Aviation is a fully Approved Training Organisation (flight school) in Malawi, ATO number DCA/ATO/006. This certification is issued by the Malawi Civil Aviation Authority – the Department of Civil Aviation. Our ATO certificate authorises us to provide flight and ground school training in the aeroplane category focusing on the Private Pilot’s Licence, Commercial Pilot Licence, Instrument Rating as well as Multi-Engine Rating under the Malawi curriculum. Malawi pilot licences are accredited by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and can thus be used in almost every country in the world upon validation and meeting a few other requirements.
Above left: Eastrise Aviation CEO receiving the ATO certificate from a DCA official
MALAWI BUSINESS REGISTRATION SYSTEM
We are duly registered business under the Malawi Business Registration System. Our registration number is MBRS1043274. We are a wholly Malawian-owned institution focusing on working with key stakeholders to build the local aviation industry.
MALAWI REVENUE AUTHORITY
We are duly registered with the Malawi Revenue Authority and fully tax compliant. Our TPIN is 31162928. Eastrise Aviation therefore deducts and remits withholding and other taxes to MRA as required by law.
APPROVED SUPPLIER: KORE AVIATION HEADSETS
Eastrise Aviation is an approved supplier of Kore aviation headsets in Malawi. This enables us to extend the warranties that Kore places on their products.
The following are the pending registrations and/or accreditations for Eastrise Aviation as at 1 November 2019
National Council for Higher Education
We are working towards the next step of becoming an accredited institution with the National Council for Higher Education in Malawi (NCHE). Although this is not mandatory to flight schools, we have decided to pursue this registration and accreditation to enable us to eventually provide academic courses related to aviation including certificates, diplomas and eventually degrees. Our vision is to become a top aeronautical university in Malawi and in Africa. The following are the proposed awards that we will confer upon becoming an accredited institution by the NCHE.
- Private Pilot Licence graduates: These will be awarded a Certificate in Aeronautical Studies,
- Commercial Pilot Licence graduates: They will be awarded a Diploma in Aeronautical Science,
- Airline Transport Pilot Licence graduates: These will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Sciences.
We also hope that by registering with NCHE, we increase opportunities for our students in accessing student loans towards their commercial pilot licence and other courses. Please note that this process will be completed in phases. We will thus start with certificates.
Federal Aviation Administration
We are in the process of becoming an approved training organisation under the FAA registration. This will enable us to provide FAA training outside the USA.
European Aviation Safety Authority
We will also work towards becoming an EASA-approved flight training academy. We will delay this process until we are certain about aviation regulations in light of Brexit.