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Kleinmond, Hermanus,
Cape Town, South Africa


13 to 16 October 2022

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Office +27 (0)11 609 0050 
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Email aasa@aasa.za.net 

CEO Address

Aaron Munetsi  AASA CEO

Aaron Munetsi currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at AASA. Prior to joining AASA, he held several commercial management positions at South African Airways, including Regional Manager for Africa and the Middle East and as its Acting Chief Commercial Officer. 

For 10 years, he served on the board of Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Business, and after leaving SAA in 2018 he joined the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) for a stint as its Director: Government, Legal and Industry Affairs. For the past year Aaron has been working as an aeropolitical and business strategy advisor to airlines.  

Aaron holds diplomas and certificates in marketing, strategic management and leadership from the University of Zimbabwe, University of Witwatersrand Graduate Business School and the Gordon Institute for Business Studies.  

Chairperson Welcome Address 

Elmar Conradie  AASA Chairperson / SAFAIR CEO

Elmar Conradie serves as the CEO of Safair Operations. He has been with the company since 2005, when he started as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), before taking over the reins as CEO in 2015. ​

Before joining Safair, Elmar’s experience includes serving as Group CFO at Aergo Capital Limited; as the Aviation Division Group CFO at Imperial Group; and as an analyst at Macquarie.​

Elmar graduated with a B.Compt Honours (Cum Laude) from the University of the Free State (UFS). He is a Certified Information Systems Audtor (ISACA); and a chartered accountant registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

Programme Director 

Regomoditswe Isis Khoele Commercial Pilot at Fireblade Aviation

Regomoditswe Isis Khoele serves as a Commercial Pilot at Fireblade Aviation, a private charter company based at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.  She co-pilots the Single Engine Turbo-Prop Pilatus PC12NG, as well as the Twin Engine Turbo-Prop Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft, from Johannesburg to luxurious destinations around South Africa and Africa. 

In 2014, Regomoditswe obtained her Frozen ATPL at 43 Air School and has recently logged over 2000 hours of flight time. She has been part of the aviation industry for over 10 years and has passion, not only for aviation, but for lifting others as she rises. Her NGO-volunteer work inludes being:

  • A mentor for Southern African Woman in Aviation (SAWIA) between 2013 and 2016. She was tasked with mentoring young girls in Grades 10 to 12 about careers in aviation and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). 
  • A pilot for Flying for Life that assists in uplifting rural communities by flying to remote areas with much needed supplies, doctors, nurses and teachers.
  • Director at the Kutitiva Foundation, an NGO that assists underprivileged youth to know themselves, and discover their strengths and talents to build their futures.

Regomoditswe is also a motivational speaker and Social Media influencer. She documents and posts her flying endeavours and adventures on her Instagram page to inspire and motivate potential pilots to follow a career in aviation. She has also create an aviation-focused YouTube Channel called "The Aviator_ Pilot Rego", in which she shares her story and information on pursuing a career in aviation. She was selected as a participant in the inspirational BMW South Africa Ascending Voices series.

Regomoditswe and her husband, Modise Kagiso Khoele, founded RDK CREATORS, a digital content creation company for brands on their social media platforms.

AASA Governance

Auditor's Report, Financial Statements, 2022/2023 Budget and Annual Subscriptions for Airline and Associate Members 

Vivendra Lochan  AASA COO

Vivendra (Vees) Lochan serves as the Chief Operating Officer at AASA. He has gained extensive knowledge and experience in the aviation industry over the past 40 years.

Vees spent a considerable amount of time at South African Airways (SAA) where he held positions in Sales and Marketing, Africa Route Management Division; and headed SAA offices in the Middle East and Gulf, as well as the Indian Sub-continent. In August 2010, Vees joined AASA as Chief Operating Officer. AASA is the SADC airline representative Association dealing with strategic, aeropolitical, regulatory, policy, financial and operational issues affecting its members. He represents AASA and its membership on regulatory committees and industry forums. 

Vees, is an Alternate Director, Chairperson of the Risk Committee and Audit Committee member of Aviation Coordination Services Limited, a company responsible for several airport services managed on behalf of all airlines operating in South Africa.  

Ms. Dipuo Peters, then South African Minister of Transport, appointed Vees in January 2015 to serve as a member of the Transport Sector Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Charter Council representing the Domestic Aviation sub-sector. 

Vees represents AASA on a number of government committees and is a member of the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) Regulations Committee (CARCom) that advises the Minister of Transport. He also serves as Treasurer and Director of the Wonders of Aviation NPC, a non-profit initiative established to promote aviation awareness and careers to the previously disadvantaged youth of South Africa. 

Vees holds a BCom in Business Economics and Economics from the University of Durban-Westville, and an MBA from the same University.