Boeing becomes the latest partner in AviAssist Safety Promotion Centre – Rwanda to promote access to continuous professional development and research
The Boeing Company yesterday entered a partnership with AviAssist, the reference safety promotion organization in Africa on the sidelines of African Aviation event in Kigali, Rwanda, a partnership that will support safety promotion centre for Africa in Rwanda with educational programming focused on current and future African aviation professionals.
The agreement comes as Air traffic in Africa is expected to grow by 5.2% annually according to Boeing, above the global average growth of 3.8%, underscoring the importance of continued investment in safety and security performance improvements.
“Safety is fundamental to the success of our industry, and is a core value for the Boeing team,” Boeing Director, Global Safety and Regulatory Affairs Akachi Iroezi said at the signing. “Growth of the aviation industry in Africa depends on the safety of the aviation ecosystem and we are collaborating with customers, regulators and other stakeholders to help strengthen the safety of that ecosystem. Working with AviAssist gives us access to a world-class and effective way of promoting safety in the region.”
“We are thrilled to include Boeing in our work in Africa and our ASPCs”, says Tom Kok, Director of AviAssist. “With this partnership, Boeing invests in current and future African aviation professionals to help grow the continent’s aviation industry.”
The AviAssist Safety Promotion Centres (ASPC) are places where professionals from all over Africa come to learn, research and experience aviation safety.
Safety promotion will partially be channeled through AviAssist Safety Promotion Centres (ASPCs).
ASPCs provide training, learning, and research resources to safety champions in Africa and connect research with policymakers and safety professionals. The first ASPC is based in Rwanda. The partnership will also support the Foundation’s trainee program at the University of Rwanda, the host of the ASPC-Rwanda, and will help develop the safety exhibits at the ASPC-Rwanda. It will further assist in the production of the third series of AviAssist Focus Sessions, Africa’s free online safety TV show.