in Air Transport / Flight Services & Support

Friends of AviAssist launched to support African safety

Posted 3 April 2015 · Add Comment

AviAssist has launched the 'Friends of the AviAssist Foundation': a charitable network for the good of the aviation safety in Africa. Friends of AviAssist will support the work of the AviAssist Foundation in promoting professionalism in African aviation safety that AviAssist has been carrying out for 20 years.

“It is easy to forget that thousands of professionals in Africa work hard every day at making commercial aviation the safest form of transportation, also in Africa. They do so not because they expect special recognition. They think safety and act in ways that promote safety because they know the aviation industry and their economy depend on that and because it is the right thing to do” explained Hans de Jong, chairman of the Friends board.
“Friends of AviAssist will support AviAssist by recruiting professional volunteers from the Netherlands and beyond to work alongside their African colleagues in promoting aviation safety as resources and trainers. On top of that, Friends of AviAssist will make grants to the AviAssist programs from the membership fees and from grants” De Jong elaborated.
"The Friends membership fee of €50 for individuals is a relatively small amount for individuals and offers a great return in terms of benefits such as a subscription to our full colour quarterly SafetyFocus magazine and networking opportunities at our annual conference”.
Individual and business members will be invited to events that will also offer the opportunity to Dutch and European companies to better prepare for venturing into the growing African market. The new organization was also established to strengthen the Foundation’s presence in the Netherlands and Europe and to help change the perception of African aviation throughout the world.
Friends of AviAssist will host its first conference at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences on the afternoon of Wednesday June 24th, with an interesting line up of speakers and a presentation on the valuable work of the AviAssist Foundation. This launch event is free, also for non-members. For more information about the event and registration, go to https://www.facebook.com/friendsofaviassist.
“The Friends of AviAssist offers aviation enthusiasts and professionals a wonderful opportunity to connect to African aviation and demonstrate their support and solidarity. We are very pleased with this initiative,” AviAssist Foundation Director Tom Kok commented.

Board members Marily Heyster, Hans de Jong & Henk de Groot make the Friends a reality

  

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine achieves 10 million flying hours

The Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine, which entered service in 1987, recently reached 10 million flying hours in nearly five million flights.

Air Mauritius takes delivery of its first A330neo

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse.

EgyptAir takes delivery of second B787-9 Dreamliner

EgyptAir’s second B787-9 Dreamliner has arrived today at Cairo International Airport. The aircraft is slated to operate flights from Cairo to Frankfurt by April 22nd.

Turkish Airlines adds Marrakech to its route network

Turkish Airlines has added Marrakech to its flight network.

Air Tanzania expands its presence in Europe

TAL Aviation and Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) have agreed that TAL Aviation's European sales teams covering France, Ireland and Sweden will be acting on behalf of the carrier to build Air Tanzania's brand in these territories.

Bombardier celebrates delivery of first CRJ900 aircraft to Uganda Airlines

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is celebrating the delivery of the first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by Uganda National Airlines Company in July 2018.

TAA SK0104311219
See us at
Connect MEIA BT1402010519