FRANCIS KODJO HEGBOR passes his exam and becomes Captain at ASKY.


The Pan African Airline ASKY is glad to announce that Francis Kodjo Hegbor has been promoted to the rank of
Captain. Captain Francis Hegbor joined ASKY in 2012; since then he has been undergoing training both in Addis
Ababa and in Lome to get the title of Captain on Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft. Today, 26 August 2015 marks
the day of his release on Flight KP017 operated from Conakry via Bamako to Lome airport (ASKY Hub).
Captain Francis Kodjo Hegbor was welcomed with all the honors due his new title on the tarmac at Lome airport
by the CEO of ASKY, Mr. Henok Teferra, Directors and other distinguished guests as well as Togo air transport
“I am glad about this recognition and wish to use all the related assets for the benefit of the pan African airline
ASKY, thanks to which I have been able to take this training and get to the rank of Captain on Dash 8 Q400 aircraft.
Big thanks to ASKY for the trust, to the Management, especially to the Flight Operations Department and to the
entire staff for all the invaluable support given me”, Captain Francis Hegbor said.
In his speech the CEO of ASKY rejoiced about the policy in ASKY whereby training is guaranteed to the staff to
attain ranks such as that of Captain. “I use this opportunity to congratulate the ASKY Captains Unit who through
their competence, dynamism and expertise contribute to ensuring our passengers’ the best of travel experiences
in all safety and security. In five (5) years of operations, this is the 6th pilot attaining the rank of Captain. ASKY can
be proud to have such a policy of raising its own captains, which is not an easy task when we consider the subtlety
of the air transport sector. Still in the same vain and counting on the permanent support of our partner Ethiopian
Airlines, thanks to which the program is continuing, expect to create in a short and medium term, an aviation school
for Francophone Africa, to be able to train more people for the airline business. With this school, the position of
Lome as regional Hub in terms of air transport will be further confirmed”, Henok Teferra said.
Finally, it should be noted that Captain Francis Kodjo Hegbor is a Togolese National. He began his career with Air
Africa (February 1990 to July 2002) then to West African Airlines (May to December 2003, and then to Toumai Air
Tchad (November 2005 to May 2010) as a Captain on Fokker 28 aircraft before joining ASKY.

Congratulations to Captain Francis Kodjo Hegbor from the entire ASKY staff, and we wish him success in his career
and good flights.

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