What is African Aviation Week?

African Aviation Week has been founded to champion best practice, world-class safety standards and unite the region's stakeholders to agree a tangible plan for delivering on Africa's much vaunted growth potential. 

African Aviation Week will be held from 11-14 September, in Kigali, and bring Africa’s aviation community together to celebrate success stories and discuss breaking down the barriers to coordinated growth.

African Aviation Week is being held under the patronage of the Government of Rwanda and in partnership with the AviAssist Foundation – an organisation dedicated to promoting professionalism in African aviation safety; AviaDev - a forum focusing on growing connectivity to, from and within Africa; and RwandAir, the flag carrier airline of Rwanda, which operates 22 routes across the world.

Africa is tipped to be the world’s fastest growing aviation market with nearly 6% annual growth in passenger volumes over the next 20 years. African Aviation Week aims to support that growth in an orderly and safe manner.

GHI's 4th African Stakeholders' Conference on 11-13 September will form a centrepiece of the week, which also includes the AviAssist Foundation's Safety in African Aviation Conference on 13-14 September among a wealth of training events.

So, if you’re a proud African aviation stakeholder or an Asia, Americas, Europe or Middle East-based business who operates in the African market and believe in the industry’s future, then we want to hear from you! 

Email your messages of support to max@groundhandling.com and we look forward to seeing you on Kigali this September 

African Aviation Week: in summary

When: 10-14 September

What: Uniting Africa’s aviation community to champion success stories, share best practice and agree a tangible plan for delivering on the continent’s potential.

Supporters: Rwandan Government, RwandAir, Ground Handling International, the AviaAssist Foundation, AviaDev

Key aims

  1. Celebrate African aviation success stories:
  2. Champion safety excellence:
  3. Foster collaboration between stakeholders:
  4. Encourage openskies and improved alignment between African countries