Meet us in-person at the 10th Aviation Stakeholders’ Convention, 8-10 May 2022


AFRAA and Kenya Airways are delighted to welcome the travel ecosystem stakeholders to the 10th Aviation Stakeholders’ Convention, from 8-10 May 2022 in Nairobi – Kenya, at the Emara Ole Serena Hotel. AFRAA stages the Aviation Stakeholders Convention every year with the aim to foster dialogue between stakeholders in order to build sustainable networks in supply chain management and create a competitive environment for aviation business […]

Boeing Capital Corporation: The Burning Questions on Aircraft Financing in Africa


Understanding the essential elements of aircraft finance and how to pivot toward success given the current environment  In this Q&A with AFRAA, Boeing Capital Corporation executives Vasgen Edwards, managing director; Lereece Rose, senior finance director; and Sam Muhumuza, account manager, discuss aviation finance in Africa. What are current headwinds facing African Airlines? Edwards: There are […]

Addressing Gender Equity in Aviation


The aviation industry is one of the least-balanced when it comes to gender, especially at the technical skills and top leadership level. Often, women are under-represented in many areas of aviation, with the largest gaps in technical, operations and leadership positions. Women account for just about 5% of professional pilots and 3% of airline CEOs […]

AFRAA’s 53rd Annual General Assembly and Summit, 16 – 17 November 2021


The 53rd AFRAA AGA will take place from 16-17 November 2021 in virtual format at the kind invitation of TAAG Angola Airlines – the President of the Association. Themed: “Flightpath to Africa’s resilient travel ecosystem”, air transport leaders and decision makers will discuss the roadmap for a successful restart and recovery of the air transport […]

HOPE Consortium and Astral Aviation Sign MOU to enhance vaccine distribution solutions in Africa


The two entities have formed a strategic partnership with the aim of accelerating vaccine distribution to African nations Abu Dhabi, UAE – September 23, 2021: As part of its continued commitment to vaccine distribution in Africa, the HOPE Consortium has partnered with Kenya-based cargo airline, Astral Aviation, to offer vaccine distribution solutions to Africa. This […]

SITA’s 2021 Baggage IT Insights report


The COVID-19 pandemic morphed 2020 into an unrecognizable year for the air transport industry. Despite reduced workforces at airports and airlines globally, the per capita mishandled bag rate continued to decline, but plunging passenger numbers and pressure to redesign operations to meet changing travel regulations have posed new challenges. This year’s report explores these challenges […]

Pratt & Whitney: Australia F135 Engine Heavy Maintenance Facility Achieves Initial Depot Capability for Fan & Power Modules


EAST HARTFORD, Conn., July 20, 2021 – TAE Aerospace announced today it has successfully achieved Initial Depot Capability (IDC) requirements for the repair of the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine fan and power modules, which power all three variants of the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. With this achievement, TAE Aerospace’s F135 Maintenance, […]

Shell and Rolls-Royce sign agreement to accelerate progress towards net zero


The companies will join forces to progress the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in aircraft engines and shape policies that support a net zero pathway for the industry Shell and Rolls-Royce today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which aims to support the decarbonisation of the aviation industry and their progress towards net zero […]

Save The Date: AFRAA 53rd Annual General Assembly & Summit – Virtual Format


21 June 2021 The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) would like to inform its members, partners and industry stakeholders that the AFRAA 53rd Annual General assembly (AGA) will be held from 16-17 November 2021 in virtual format. The AGA will be held at the kind invitation of TAAG Angola Airlines – the President of the Association. […]

AFRAA Secretary General Meets the New IATA RVP MEA


AFRAA Secretary General – Mr Abdérahmane Berthé, had a consultative meeting on 08 April 2021 with the newly appointed IATA Regional Vice President for Africa & Middle East, Mr. Kamil H. Al-​Awadhi following his recent assumption of office in March 2021. Accompanied by representatives of their respective teams AFRAA Secretary General and IATA RVP discussed […]