Aviation summit opens in Kigali

Among the topics to be discussed include barriers to the growth of the aviation sector in the continent, regulation, safety, and profits. File

Stakeholders from the African aviation sector will today convene at the Kigali Convention Centre for a two-day summit dubbed, the Aviation Africa.

The summit brings together executives, policymakers and service providers in the aviation industry to discuss issues surrounding safety and professionalism, among other subjects.

Among the topics to be discussed include barriers to the growth of the aviation sector in the continent, regulation, safety and profits.

Under the theme: ‘Flying forward together - developing partnerships for Africa’s future skies’, the 2-day summit and exhibition, will also discuss the key issues are driving change in the African Aviation sector.

With the single skies’ agreement (SAATM) now in place, this event will see leaders discuss the challenges and successes in implementing the agreement.

At the summit, drones use will also feature prominently as the continent is leading the way in drone usage, and is already operating drones to deliver vital medical supplies in Rwanda and Ghana.

 Zipline Inc is expected to share its experience in the aspect.

Africa is tipped to be the world’s fastest-growing aviation market with nearly 6 per cent annual growth in passenger volumes over the next 20 years.

Organisers say the conference is facilitating stakeholders to learn best practices that would contribute much to promoting aviation business on the continent.

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