in Training

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and AviAssist join for Aviation Safety in African region

Posted 21 July 2017 · Add Comment

The Aviation Academy of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and the AviAssist Foundation have announced a partnership to further expand the AviAssist Safety Promotion Centre (ASPC) in Rwanda.

The partnership aims to establish a long-term mutually beneficial association in capacity building on aviation skills as well as business and leadership skills at the foreseen ASPC in Rwanda.

The ASPC-Rwanda is geared to become (East) Africa's leading aviation safety resource centre, making Rwanda and States in the East and Southern African ICAO region more self-sufficient at safety promotion. The centre imparts training and safety training that is crucial to support aviation experts in their role as safety leaders and champions.

“We are very pleased to launch this cooperation”, Geert Boosten, head of the AUAS aviation department commented. “The Aviation Academy is committed to providing the current and next generation of professionals with the skills they need to meet the international aviation challenges of the next 10 to 15 years. This partnership helps us expand our reach into the high-growth African Region, and will be a great opportunity for our students to contribute to aviation safety in Africa. The vision of ASPC fits with our objective to widen our international network and will give African professionals better access to world class education and practical research capabilities.”

“We feel privileged to bring a renowned institution such as the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences to our work in Africa”, says Tom Kok, Director of AviAssist. “It is an unique opportunity to combine our safety promotion experience in Africa with the rich education and research capabilities of the AUAS. This partnership will bring great benefits for the continuous professional development that the Foundation brings to Africa.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Zipping to the rescue

Thousands of lives are being saved in west Africa thanks to Zipline, the world’s first commercial drone delivery service.

ACC Aviation Group expands into Africa

ACC Aviation Group has announced the opening of a new regional office in Addis Ababa.

Safety equipment can reduce the risk of airport accidents

Workplace injuries and costly damage to equipment could be eliminated with on-board safety systems for airport vehicles. Emily Hardy, a safety expert at Brigade Electronics UK, explains how technology can help.

MEBAA chairman says '2020 is the year for business aviation'

2020 will be a good year for business aviation in the MENA region, according to Ali Alnaqbi, founding and executive chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA).

Qatar and Rwanda cement new airport hub deal

The deal between Qatar Airways and Rwanda for the new $1.3 billion international airport near Kigali has been officially signed.

Cabo Verde Airlines starts services to Lagos

Cabo Verde Airlines has began regular flights to Lagos, Nigeria.

AVMENA20 SK1309100620
See us at
AVAFA20BT2207050320AVMENA20 BT1309100620