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
Latest News

Air Mauritius starts operations to Wuhan, China

The Wuhan route will be served by an Airbus A340 in a 34 business class and 264 economy class configuration.

ExecuJet welcomes first Pilatus PC-24 to Africa

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, will be the first business aviation company to operate and manage a Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet in Africa.

Why Africa looks booked to succeed

For many years, Africa has been talked of as a continent of great potential in commercial aviation. That potential has never really materialised. As Alan Dron reports, the authors of a new book believe that, at last, things are about to

First ACJ320neo is assembled

The first ACJ320neo has been assembled on programme, fitted with CFM International LEAP-1A engines and painted in ACJ house-colours, in preparation for a first flight in the coming weeks.

Support our industry call from new ACI boss

Bongani Maseko, new chairman of the Airports Council International (ACI), believes that, despite challenges, African aviation is becoming a strong contributor to global economic growth.

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority recognises IATA's Airline Safety Audit Programme

Kigali The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) signed an MoU to partner for the improvement of aviation safety.

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
AAD2018 BTGroundHandling BT2205130918MarrakechAirshow BT2507241018AirCargoAFA_BT220318210219AviationAfrica_BT0607280219