• Quito International Airport is at the heart of the country’s aviation activity, thanks to the quality of its cargo and passenger operations and now as a professional training center.
  • A key aim of the training school is to provide quality training based on the highest standards of the aviation authority.


With the aim to foster innovative teaching methods and train professional pilots, the ESAV Aviation School opened a new base of operations at the general aviation terminal of Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito. Corporación Quiport, the concessionaire in charge of managing and operating the airport, provides all the administrative and logistical facilities for the school’s operation.


Operations will be managed according to the availability of the students at the fully equipped facilities of Ecuacentair, which oversees the airport’s private aviation terminal. The aircraft which will be used in training are a CESSNA 172Q, registration no. HC-BMJ and a PA44-180T, registration no. HC-CRG. There is also a flight simulator certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Ecuador.


For Quiport, it is a privilege to provide suitable infrastructure for aviation students so that they can prepare to take on the demands of the domestic aviation market, as a result of the standards reached in the air transport industry. 


Andrew O’Brian, President and CEO of Corporación Quiport, explains that “our work approach aims to develop diverse activities related directly or indirectly to the air transport sector. It is important that at our facilities we incorporate the greatest number of links in the aviation industry value chain, which is why we have embraced ESAV’s operation with high expectations.” 


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The Municipality of Quito, through Empresa Pública Metropolitana de Servicios Aeroportuarios, arranged and assisted the process to open the ESAV Aviation School’s new operation in order to expand horizons in aviation education so that future generations can access excellent training.


Captain Gabriel Guapaz Bone, Operations Manager, emphasizes that “at ESAV Aviation School we train pilots; a pilot is an artist who is passionate about flight. Our mission as a training center is to train aviation professionals, and we are inspired by seeing our students’ dreams come to fruition”. 

The ESAV Aviation School is a company dedicated to training pilots which was founded in 2009, and it is certified by the aviation authority. It creates training programs to produce competent, efficient pilots with the highest standards of quality.