Press Release

Airways Aviation Appoints Alexandre Alves as COO/CCO

Dubai, January 17th, 2023


The start of 2023 sees an invigorated and well postured Airways Aviation Group ready to build upon the significant reorganization, brand and business development momentum generated in the past years. With the active build-up and reinforcement of its administration, operations, marketing & sales activities the group is rapidly gearing up to scale & grow its unique model and network of aviation education & training facilities globally.

Heading a series of new and upcoming announcements is the appointment of Mr Alexandre Alves in the combined role of Airways Aviation Group’s new Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).

“The ambitious vision & mission aligns perfectly with my own view and ambitions for the industry that I both love and am dedicated to improving.  Enhancing & growing delivery capabilities, expanding the global footprint and student numbers in a sustainable way and developing long term quality industry and academic partnerships & training solutions, will be a hallmark of my focus” says Alexandre Alves - Airways Aviation - COO/CCO

“As a matter of policy, we maintain a continuous cycle of staff, business systems and process improvement as we refine our offerings and strive for excellence in a bid to support existing and new business activities. Alexandre will play a crucial role in helping to enhance & harmonize business development activities between our various locations and in different target territories” says Captain Mauro Calvano - President - Airways Aviation Europe

The certified EASA, CASA, ICAO, IATA and CAAC facilities (in conjunction with renowned industry and academic partners) deliver ATPL’s, CPL’s, Bachelor Degrees, Diploma’s, Certificate Courses and Training Programs at the most advanced levels as we match practical & theory techniques that are designed to accommodate the increasing global demand for:

Airline Pilots,

Military Pilots,

Cabin Crew,

Ground Handlers,

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers,

University qualified Administrators & Managers

“Alexandre is a well-recognized industry professional who brings with him diverse and international industry experience & knowhow that is well matched to the tasks, functions, duties and responsibilities to help cover off on our current and future needs. He joins and will support an already impressive team of long standing and dedicated management & staff headed by Captain Mauro Calvano (Europe and surrounding territories), Ms. Helena Tierney (Australasia / Asia Pacific) and likewise assist my own business development activities across the MENASA region” says Romy Hawatt - Airways Aviation Group - Founder & Chairman


Airways Aviation ESMA is the worlds largest group of privately owned multidisciplinary aviation education & training academies. Our ATO’s are certified by EASA, CASA, ICAO, the CAAC and IATA offering a range of courses and training solutions to both the Civilian and Military markets.

Our Vision is to train, educate, shape and deliver a new generation of aviation industry professionals as we assert ourselves as the dominant global provider of quality and sustainable aviation education & training whilst our Mission is to facilitate the enhancement & growth of our world class facilities and strategic positioning to continue to provide our students & industry partners training solutions and convenient access to our outstanding resources, equipment, technology and knowhow.

Years of experience - over 35

Trained Commercial Airline Pilots  – over 9,000  

Trained Cabin Crew – over 12,000

Trained Aircraft Maintenance Engineers – over 3,100

Trained Ground Handling – over 10,000

Training fleet size - over 60 aircraft. ( largest diamond fleet in Europe and one of the largest in the world )

Training area - 350,000 square / kilometers ( largest combined designated training area in the world )

Average annual flight hours – between 25 and 30,000

Size of facilities –  over 30,000 M² buildings.

Size of ancillary areas ( excluding runways and taxiways ) over M²  120,000.

Industry & academic partnerships include:-  

CAE Defence & Security, Europe

CAE Civil, Europe

Dynamic Advanced Training, UAE

Montpellier Business School, France,

Halic Universitesi ,Turkey

University of Balamand, Lebanon

University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Southern Cross University, Australia

Griffith University, Australia

TAFE Queensland, Australia

TAFE NSW , Australia

For more information, visit our website airwaysaviation.com .

Romy Hawatt
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