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Announcement: 12.9.22 

 

H.E. Paul KAGAME OFFICIALLY OPENS Aviation Africa 2022 in Kigali

The Aviation Africa Summit and exhibition, this year co-located with SMIESA - the 1st World Airports event - was opened this morning by Rwandan President, H.E. Paul Kagame with a strong message of support for the aviation industry along with a reaffirmed determination to see Africa progress with its ‘Open Skies’ actions.

Photo:  H.E. President Kagame with invited aviation dignitaries

 

The President said in his opening speech: “The pandemic severely affected the aviation industry’s vision worldwide and Africa is no exception. Airlines and airports around the world are facing massive layoffs. Now travel and tourism are getting back to normal.  Recovery means increasing connectivity, stimulating demand and creating jobs and open skies help to lead our businesses to regional and global supply chains boosting trade and investment. This is why the full implementation of the symbol of the African transport market must remain a top priority for Rwanda as it continues to grow.”


Photo:  H.E. President Kagame talking at Aviation Africa 2022

He added:  "RwandAir serves 24 routes 19 of which are regional. We intend to continue expanding within the continent and abroad. We are working together with our partner award winning Qatar Airways, and the new National Airport, Bugesera, which is currently under construction.  This will become a regional hub for passengers and cargo.”

Key guest speaker Akbar Al Baker, the CEO of Qatar Airways, has huge confidence in Rwanda’s growth: “Qatar Airways started off small, today, we are the only airline to have been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title five times. This is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence for the airline industry,” he said. “I know Rwanda will continue to grow and it’s national airline, RwandAir, will be just as successful.”

The sixth edition of the Aviation Africa Summit & Exhibition is the biggest event yet, with over 1200 attendees from 84 countries converging on the Kigali Convention Center. The audience includes government ministers, air chiefs of staff and director generals of civil aviation authorities with representatives from 35 African nations.

Industry is well supported in the exhibition hall with 100 exhibitors including Gold sponsors Airbus & DAR, Summit Content sponsor Boeing and Registration sponsor Marsh.

“Rwanda is now the host of the largest Aviation Africa Summit & Exhibition, and we are delighted to be back in Kigali after an extended time away, we thank our partners at Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority and RwandAir for all their support to make this event such an important date in the aviation calendar” – said Mark Brown, Director, Aviation Africa.

 


 

 

Aviation Africa is organised by TIMES Aerospace Events Ltd,
having already organised 5 previous editions
of Aviation Africa; in Dubai, Kigali, Cairo & Addis Ababa.


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Announcement: 09.09.22 

 

EMBRAER E195-E2 TO STAR IN STATIC DISPLAY AT AVIATION AFRICA IN KIGALI

This will be the debut visit by the E195-E2, the largest commercial aircraft Embraer has manufactured, to Rwanda.

The aircraft, belonging to Air Peace, Nigeria’s largest airline, is one of five units currently in operation with the airline. The E2 is helping Air Peace achieve its ambition of connecting not just all of Nigeria, but the whole of the African continent, while feeding long-haul flights from their Lagos hub.

Photo:  Embraer E195-E2 aircraft

 

The E195-E2, the quietest and most efficient single aisle aircraft flying today, saving up to 25% carbon dioxide emissions compared to previous generation aircraft, can carry up to 146 passengers in single-class configuration and 124 passengers in a typical dual class configuration.

The aircraft will be displayed on the static apron at Kigali International Airport on 12th September for VIPs and Dignitaries attending Aviation Africa to visit and tour the aircraft.

Stephan Hannemann, VP Middle East & Africa at Embraer, said, “Embraer has been a proud partner of Aviation Africa for several years and we are honoured to showcase our state-of-the-art flagship E195-E2 in Kigali, operated by our airline partner Air Peace of Nigeria. Embraer has built a great presence on the African continent, with over 200+ aircraft operating at over 60 airlines. The E2 family is a perfect matchmaker for the African market environment, and I’m convinced the E2 will play a key role in increasing market connectivity across the region”

“Aviation Africa is now established as Rwanda’s global aviation event, this year’s will be the biggest yet with 1100 attendees from over 80 countries.  We are delighted to work with Embraer to bring this aircraft to Kigali and offer the opportunity for our Rwandan and International VIPs to tour the aircraft.” - Mark Brown, Director, Aviation Africa.

 


 

 

Aviation Africa is organised by TIMES Aerospace Events Ltd,
having already organised 5 previous editions
of Aviation Africa; in Dubai, Kigali, Cairo & Addis Ababa.


3-4 Rumsey House, Locks Hill, Rochford, Essex, United Kingdom, SS4 1BB
Tel: +44 (0)1702 530 000    Fax: +44 (0)1702 533 088
 
The information contained within this newsletter is owned by the organiser, TIMES Aerospace Events Ltd. The information is for personal use and cannot be reproduced, distributed, sold, or used for commercial purposes without the written permission of TIMES Aerospace Events Ltd. Some information used is supplied by third parties. TIMES Aerospace Events Ltd takes no responsibility for such material and excludes all liability arising from any error, omission or inaccuracies.
 

 

 
 


 

KIGALI
Announcement: 30.08.22 

 
Rwanda to Host Aviation Africa Summit & Exhibition and SMIESA
12-13 September 2022


Organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda will host Aviation Africa Summit and Exhibition which will be co-located with the first ever SMIESA (Salon Mondial des Infrastructures Equipments et Services Aéroportuaires) Event 2022, bringing together Government officials, Aviation Leaders, Regulators, Policy Makers, Manufacturers and Exhibitors from all over the world in Kigali.

The events will be held at Radisson Blu, Kigali Convention Centre, from 12-13 September 2022.

The Aviation Africa summit and Exhibition 2022 will look at driving revival as recovery strategies take flight. Where will we go from here? – Shaping the future for aviation with light at the end of the tunnel. Topics include maintenance, sustainability, future technology and safety.

While SMIESA aim at stimulating technology transfer in Africa by promoting the establishment of manufacturers (equipment and service providers), and promoting African airports and related services under the theme: "supporting airport industry restart, addressing their needs and scale-up".

During these events, Stakeholders in the aviation sector will share their experiences and lessons from the past, discussing issues for how the industry can accelerate recovery, promote sustainability and enhance the customer experience.

 

We hope you will join us on 12 & 13th September 2022.

 

 


 

 

Aviation Africa is organised by TIMES Aerospace Events Ltd,
having already organised 5 previous editions
of Aviation Africa; in Dubai, Kigali, Cairo & Addis Ababa.


3-4 Rumsey House, Locks Hill, Rochford, Essex, United Kingdom, SS4 1BB
Tel: +44 (0)1702 530 000    Fax: +44 (0)1702 533 088
 
The information contained within this newsletter is owned by the organiser, TIMES Aerospace Events Ltd. The information is for personal use and cannot be reproduced, distributed, sold, or used for commercial purposes without the written permission of TIMES Aerospace Events Ltd. Some information used is supplied by third parties. TIMES Aerospace Events Ltd takes no responsibility for such material and excludes all liability arising from any error, omission or inaccuracies.
 


 
 

Announcement: 11.08.22 

 
AVIATION AFRICA RETURNS WITH A CO-LOCATED AIRPORT EVENT & AN EXPANDING EXHIBIT HALL


Aviation Africa 2022, running at the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda on 12-13 September will feature a co-located event – SMIESA (Salon Mondial des Infrastructures, Equipments et Services Aeroportuaires) – The 1st World Airport infrastructure, equipment and services exhibition. 

SMIESA will bring together stakeholders to discuss how the aviation industry can accelerate recovery, promote sustainability and enhance customer experience under the theme: "SUPPORTING AIRPORT INDUSTRY RESTART, ADDRESSING THEIR NEEDS AND SCALE UP".  The event is organised for Rwanda Airports Company and UGAACO.

This co-location will give attendees more reasons to come to Kigali next month and visit the exhibition which will feature exhibitors spanning the aviation and airport markets.

The exhibition this year will host almost 100 companies from 30 countries, names including Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Rolls-Royce & Thales will all feature and for the first time there will be a Slovak Pavilion hosting companies representing the Slovak Aviation Industry. 

MRO will also be a big component of the exhibition hall with 11 companies including Turkish Technic, Sabena Engineering and GMR AeroTechnic.

The Aviation Africa summit in 2022 will look at driving revival as recovery strategies take flight.  Where will we go from here? – Shaping the future for aviation with light at the end of the tunnel.  Topics include maintenance, sustainability, future technology and safety.

 

We hope you will join us on 12 & 13th September 2022.

 

 


 

 

Aviation Africa is organised by TIMES Aerospace Events Ltd,
having already organised 5 previous editions
of Aviation Africa; in Dubai, Kigali, Cairo & Addis Ababa.


3-4 Rumsey House, Locks Hill, Rochford, Essex, United Kingdom, SS4 1BB
Tel: +44 (0)1702 530 000    Fax: +44 (0)1702 533 088
 
The information contained within this newsletter is owned by the organiser, TIMES Aerospace Events Ltd. The information is for personal use and cannot be reproduced, distributed, sold, or used for commercial purposes without the written permission of TIMES Aerospace Events Ltd. Some information used is supplied by third parties. TIMES Aerospace Events Ltd takes no responsibility for such material and excludes all liability arising from any error, omission or inaccuracies.
 


 
 

Announcement: 15.09.21 

SAVE THE DATE 

 
AVIATION AFRICA 2022 WILL RETURN TO KIGALI CONVENTION CENTRE, RWANDA ON 15 & 16 SEPTEMBER 2022

The event which is a 2-day summit & exhibition is back with the support of the Rwandan Government to host a live, networking event and start reviving the African aviation industry post-covid.

The Rwanda Government represented in the aviation sector by The Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority and RwandAir will be joined by the official airline for the 2022 event - Qatar Airways. Already confirmed for next year is Gold sponsor Airbus and Silver sponsors Embraer, Navpass and Skyplan.

The 2022 summit continues the work it has been doing for the past 5 events in building and shaping Africa's aviation industry.

Safety – in partnership with The Aviation Safety Alliance for Africa (ASAA) – sharing safety resources and changing attitudes to deliver a safe industry

MRO – Bouncing back with survival plans

People – the lost millions and planning head. If the continent is to deliver its dream, then who will make it happen?

Future Aerospace – From AAM, to UAVs to Airships and Cyber Security

Hear from panels of African & global experts discussing the opportunities and pitfalls to achieving aviation growth across the African continent.

 

We really look forward to being back in 'Remarkable Rwanda' in 2022. It will have been 3 years since our last show at Kigali Convention Centre and as we know a lot has happened in that time. Events like Aviation Africa are more important now than ever before for Africa’s economic recovery and future prosperity - it is essential to expedite the safe restart of the aviation industry.

 

We hope you will join us on 15 & 16th September 2022.

 

 


 

 

Aviation Africa is organised by TIMES Aerospace Events Ltd,
having already organised 5 previous editions
of Aviation Africa; in Dubai, Kigali, Cairo & Addis Ababa.


3-4 Rumsey House, Locks Hill, Rochford, Essex, United Kingdom, SS4 1BB
Tel: +44 (0)1702 530 000    Fax: +44 (0)1702 533 088
 
The information contained within this newsletter is owned by the organiser, TIMES Aerospace Events Ltd. The information is for personal use and cannot be reproduced, distributed, sold, or used for commercial purposes without the written permission of TIMES Aerospace Events Ltd. Some information used is supplied by third parties. TIMES Aerospace Events Ltd takes no responsibility for such material and excludes all liability arising from any error, omission or inaccuracies.
 



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