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 L    [PODCAST: SCIX African Trade Talks hosted by Chad Chawanda] Interview with Aaron Munetsi - AASA CEO 
December 3, 2021. 

[LISTEN] In this episode we speak with Aaron Munetsi a veteran in aviation industry. He takes us through his career journey to being the CEO of AASA. He discusses why air transport is expensive in Africa, and how we can improve the aviation industry in Africa. Following the open skies policy of AFCFTA, he talks us through how it will boost trade and tourism and what needs to be set in place to accelerate this policy.

The AFRAA Sky Connect Leadership Dialogue Series hosted a one-on-one dialogue with Aaron Munetsi, AASA CEO on industry recovery process in the Southern Africa region; and collaboration and competitiveness of airlines in the region.


  • AASA’s perspectives on consolidating gains Africa has made in aviation. 
  • How to accelerate the pace of rolling out key initiatives to spur continental development and integration. 
  • AASA's vision for improving the airline industry in Africa and the SADC. 
  • AASA's plan of activities for 2022. 

Key analysis

  • Competitiveness of the industry in Africa  From 20:39  
  • Competition is healthy  From 29:16  
  • Why should African Airlines work as one?  From 50:44  
  • Why are we closing borders to each other?  From 50:57  
  • Cost reduction initiatives  From 57:47       
  • Integrate your thinking into collaboration  From 01:01:43

 L   #AFRAA announces another Sky Connect Dialogue  
November 24, 2021. ATC News.

Date: Wednesday, 1 December 2021 / Session Time: 14:00h EAT (UTC +3) / Registration Link: http://bit.ly/3B44xY8 

The December 2021 edition of AFRAA Sky-Connect Leadership Dialogue Series will host Aaron Munetsi, CEO of the Airline Association of Southern Africa (AASA). 

Join us for a thought-provoking one-on-one dialogue with AASA's CEO as he shares with stakeholders the industry recovery process for the Southern Africa region, collaboration and competitiveness of airlines in the Southern African region, and AASA’s perspectives on consolidating the gains Africa has made in aviation, and how to accelerate the pace of rolling out key initiatives to spur continental development and integration. #BetterSkiesforAfrica

AFRAA 53rd Annual General Assembly & Virtual Summit / 16-17 November 2021

African Aviation Industry Group (AAIG) Aeropolitical Forum

The 2021 AAIG Aeropolitical Forum will be held on 18 November, held as part of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) 53rd Annual General Assembly. This year's theme is African Aviation Restart and Recovery.

The forum presents a unique opportunity for key stakeholders in African Aviation to articulate, in detail, the industry issues highlighted by the AFRAA AGA. 


  L  Online Events / AASA

51st AGA

Regional Recovery and Sustainability

Join us at the AASA 51st Annual General Assembly online session. The 51st AGA's focus is Regional Recovery and Sustainability and will feature premier aviation stakeholders from our Southern African region. We look forward to hosting you.

Save the Date. 

Date: Thursday, 28 October 2021
Time: 12:00 - 15:00 (SAST)/10:00 - 13:00 (UTC)
Online Platform: Zoom / Meeting Details
Meeting ID: 852 9640 6528

RSVP or enquiries aga2021@aasa.za.net

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     African Aviators Webinar Series 
       Powered by Embraer

Episode 1: Pilots

This webinar is jointly organised by AviaDev AfricaAirspace Africa and the African Aviation Group (on Facebook). 

This session is designed to be interactive and is the next generation's opportunity to ask their burning questions. This session is all about becoming a pilot. It features both aspiring and serving African pilots. 

Please submit your questions ahead of the event to africanaviationgroup@gmail.com and we will do our best to ask them during the live session. 

At the end of each discussion, there will be a live aviation quiz with prizes provided by the event Sponsor, Embraer.

Date: Saturday, 11 September 2021
Time: 12:00 (GMT +1)
Online Platform: Zoom

Register for free. 

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Women's Month 2021
Let’s Inspire Women in Aviation

Virtual panel discussion with key industry leaders in the Aviation Industry hosted by Wrenelle Stander, AASA CEO

On behalf of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) it is our pleasure to invite you to our forthcoming online event AASA Coffee Chat: Let’s Inspire Women in Aviation.

Save the Date

Date: Tuesday, 31 August 2021
Time: 10:00 to 12:00 SAST
Online Platform: Zoom
Meeting Details: Link and ID: 89491674993

To RSVP or for enquiries, please contact aasa@aasa.za.net

#WomenLeadersAviation  #AASA

  L  Aviation Events / AviaDev Africa 2021

Calls for aviation and tourism industries to unite and commit to recovery

The aeronautics and tourism industries in Africa are mobilizing to develop their connectivity despite the health crisis.

June 11, 2021. This year marked the fifth edition of AviaDev Africa with the online event welcoming over 1200+ attendees from 80+ countries who joined in proactive discussions aimed at enhancing air connectivity to, from, and within the continent.
    With many aviation stakeholders facing uncertainty, this was a chance for the African aviation community to come together to forge new collaborations and partnerships to ensure that Africa remains connected regionally and internationally.
    Over 250 route development meetings, roundtable sessions and networking opportunities were held during the successful event.