in Events

Airbus to participate in Aviation Africa 2017

Posted 22 February 2017 · Add Comment

Airbus will set out its Africa forecast for modern, efficient and environmentally-sustainable commercial airliners and air finance solutions for the continent at the forthcoming Aviation Africa 2017 summit to be held here on 22-23 February 2017.

The Airbus delegation will be led by its Vice President for Africa & Indian Ocean, Hadi Akoum, who will be addressing the summit on Airbus’s strategy and initiatives.

“In today’s rapidly shifting global political environment, the significance of aviation to Africa’s growth, sustainability and with them, more widely-spread prosperity, cannot be over-exaggerated.  Aviation Africa 2017 provides a forum to discuss a range of compelling regional and global challenges and solutions including sustainability, the environment, skills development, harnessing innovative technology, the availability of finance and how best to grow the business in Africa and the economies they serve.  As a responsible manufacturer and services provider, we are looking forward to engaging with other key stakeholders on these issues,” said Akoum.

There are currently 228 Airbus commercial jetliners flying with 32 operators in Africa. Since July 2010, Airbus has welcomed 26 new African operators to its family.  In addition, more than 90 Airbus military airlifters and special missions’ aircraft are in service with African air forces and 625 Airbus helicopters are flown by civilian, para-public and military operators throughout the continent.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

ACI World launches the Airport Excellence (APEX) in Security programme

Airports Council International (ACI) announced the launch of the Airport Excellence (APEX) in Security programme at the 27th Airports Council International (ACI) Africa/World Annual General Assembly.

Profitability is top of the bill

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) will hold its 49th annual general assembly (AGA) in Kigali, Rwanda on November 12-14. Victoria Moores caught up with outgoing AFRAA secretary general, Dr Elijah Chingosho, to find out what's in

EgyptAir receive its eighth B737-800 NG

EgyptAir receives eight B737-800 on Saturday, as part of a deal for nine Boeing aircraft that the airline has purchased to join its fleet.

Airports Company South Africa wins big in Airport Service Quality Awards

Airports Company South Africa and four of its airports have been honoured at the 27th Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards, held in Port Louis, Mauritius on Tuesday evening.

Air Arabia's Egyptian unit disposes of $3.3mn of equity

Air Arabia disposed of 590,000 shares to an unspecified party/parties a filing with the Egyptian Stock Exchange (ESX) on October 11, reports ch-aviation.

Ethiopian avails free Wi-Fi connection at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

Ethiopian Airlines Group has availed free Wi-Fi connection at its main hub, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport as of October 2017.

AfBAC Expo SK2017
See us at
Global Aerospace BT28218AfBAC Expo BT2017Aviation Africa BT18418