Aviation Africa: Boeing and AviAssist to promote development and research

Boeing becomes the latest partner in AviAssist Safety Promotion Centre - Rwanda to promote access to continuous professional development and research.

Boeing director, global safety and regulatory affairs Akachi Iroezi and Tom Kok, director of AviAssist.
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Air traffic in Africa is expected to grow by 5.2% annually according to Boeing, above the global average growth of 3.8%. This underscores the importance of continued investment in safety and security performance improvements.

“Safety is fundamental to the success of our industry, and is a core value for the Boeing team,” Boeing director, global safety and regulatory affairs Akachi Iroezi said at the signing.

“Growth of the aviation industry in Africa depends on the safety of the aviation ecosystem and we are collaborating with customers, regulators and other stakeholders to help strengthen the safety of that ecosystem. Working with AviAssist gives us access to a world-class and effective way of promoting safety in the region.”

“We are thrilled to include Boeing in our work in Africa and our ASPCs”, said Tom Kok, Director of AviAssist. “With this partnership, Boeing invests in current and future African aviation professionals to help grow the continent’s aviation industry.”