AFRICAN AVIATION
MRO AFRICA 2018

HOSTED BY: EGYPTAIR

Cairo, Egypt

18-20 MARCH 2018

About Us

Conference Organiser: African Aviation Services Limited

  African Aviation Services (AFRICAN AVIATION) provides strong leadership, a clear vision and unstinting commitment to the African aviation industry. AFRICAN AVIATION was founded in 1990 with the raison d’être of promoting aviation development in Africa. Given Africa’s vast size and limited means of surface transportation by road, rail or river, AFRICAN AVIATION believed from the outset that a safe, efficient and affordable air transport industry in Africa would be a vital catalyst for the economic and social transformation of the continent.     AFRICAN AVIATION provides a wide range of aviation consultancy and advisory services to international and African organisations, and to African Governments, spanning commercial, business, general and military aviation. Clients are able to achieve their goals more quickly and cost-effectively by leveraging the knowledge, experience and expertise of AFRICAN AVIATION in the African aviation industry, and its extensive business relationships and partnerships across the continent and globally. 


      AFRICAN AVIATION also organises the successful series of annual African Aviation Conferences & Exhibitions, including MRO Africa, African Aviation Training, the African Aviation Summit, Air Finance Africa, African Business Aviation, African Aviation Law and African Aviation Defence & Aircraft Maintenance (MRO).   These widely respected African Aviation Conferences & Exhibitions, have provided a unique platform for valuable networking and information sharing between leading African and international aviation, regulatory, finance, aircraft maintenance, training, military aviation and business and general aviation organisations and Government officials, which have helped to foster closer co-operation and business partnerships.  Training Seminars are also provided by African Aviation's Training School.

   

  In addition, in 1990, African Aviation Services helped pioneer aviation publishing in Africa with the launch of AFRICAN AVIATION, Africa’s Aviation Industry Journal, which has established an international reputation for its in-depth reporting and cogent analysis of the growing African aviation industry. It also publishes AFRICAN AVIATION NEWS, an on-line publication for the African aviation industry.    “Our goal is to help build a more efficient and vibrant African aviation industry by promoting air safety and security, aviation training, air transport connectivity and win-win relationships,” says Mr Nick Fadugba, founder and Chief Executive Officer of African Aviation Services Limited and Aviation Business Limited, and former Secretary General of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).



About MRO AFRICA

MRO AFRICA 2018 - EXHIBITION




MRO Africa includes an exhibition co-located with the Conference for leading International and African MRO suppliers to market their products and services.


This Exhibition has grown exceptionally over the last few years and continues to expand with more exhibitors each year.


We anticipate an even larger exhibition in 2018 which will take place in Cairo, Egypt, and please contact us for information on exhibition opportunities during this important event for the African Aviation Industry.



MRO AFRICA 2018 - 27th ANNUAL AFRICAN AVIATION CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION

 

The African airline industry has come a long way since the first African Aviation MRO Africa Conference & Exhibition was launched 26 years ago.  In the early days, the focus of MRO Africa was primarily on ensuring that Africa's fleet of mostly ageing commercial aircraft was properly maintained to ensure air safety.  The continent lagged behind the rest of the world in terms of fleet modernisation.  Today, the fleets of many African airlines have been completely transformed with the acquisition of sophisticated modern aircraft, both turboprops and jetliners.

New technology aircraft present new MRO challenges for African carriers.  It is thus opportune that the world's leading MRO service providers and suppliers, long-term supporters of MRO Africa, are seeking to expand their relationships with airlines and aircraft operators in Africa.  MRO Africa will once again provide a unique platform for all the key players to explore a wide scope of opportunities for the development of MRO partnerships and joint ventures in Africa.


Venue:  InterContinental Citystars Hotel, Cairo, Egypt

Date:  Sunday, 18 - Tuesday, 20 March 2018

MRO AFRICA 2018 - ATTENDEES




MRO Africa 2018 will be attended by Senior Airline, Aviation and Regulatory Officials from all over Africa, as well as by Senior Representatives of MRO Organisations, Supply Companies, Aircraft Manufacturers and International Companies involved in Aircraft and Engine Leasing, Aviation Finance, Aviation Insurance and Airline Support Services.


Contact us today to find out more about Sponsorship, Exhibition and Participation Opportunities.

EGYPTAIR HOLDING COMPANY

EgyptAir Airline


HOST AIRLINE:  EGYPTAIR


EgyptAir has been a valued supporter of AFRICAN AVIATION since the very first Conference held in Cairo, Egypt, 26 years ago and we continue our close links with EgyptAir and our commitment to support this great and historic airline.


EgyptAir are offering complimentary return flights to all African Airline Technical Directors and a reduced rate for all Conference Delegates.


Please contact us for more information.

EgyptAir Holding Company


We are delighted that the 27th Annual African Aviation MRO Africa will take place in Cairo, Egypt, the home of the very first African Aviation Conference which was hosted by EgyptAir.


EgyptAir is the 100% government-owned national airline of Egypt.  It commenced operations on 7th May, 1932, and is the first airline in the Middle East and Africa and the seventh airline in the world to join the International Air Transport Association (IATA).  In July, 2002, EgyptAir was restructured as a Holding Company with several subsidiaries:


  • EgyptAir Airlines
  • EgyptAir Express
  • EgyptAir Cargo
  • EgyptAir Tourism (Karnak) & Duty Free
  • EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering
  • EgyptAir Ground Services
  • EgyptAir In-Flight Services
  • EgyptAir Medical Services
  • EgyptAir Supplementary Industries
  • EgyptAir Training Academy


As usual, all the subsidiaries of EgyptAir Holding Company will be participating in MRO Africa 2018.

EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering (M&E)

HOST MRO:  EGYPTAIR M&E

Includes Tour of Technical Facilities


EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering is a leading provider of maintenance solutions in the Middle East and Africa thanks to several years of experience of maintaining many types of aircraft, engines and aircraft components.


The company offers 24 hours 7 days a week maintenance services for line maintenance and AOG Support.  The company performs all types and levels of maintenance including checks, replacement, repair and modification , as well as offering technical services and planning.  The range of activities available to customers is very comprehensive and ranges from line maintenance to any hangar checks and overhaul.


The company is approved by many authorities including EASA, FAA and ISO9001:2008 for different activities of the company.

Key Speakers - 2017 Include:

Air Côte d’Ivoire

Mr Lionel Sineux, Technical Director

South African Airways

Mr Musa Zwane, Acting Chief Executive Officer

Ethiopian Airlines

Mr Nebil Mohammed, Director, Sales & Marketing, Ethiopian MRO

TAAG-Angola Airlines

Mr Robert Bryant, Technical Director

Kenya Airways

Mr Martyn Haines, Technical Director

SAA Technical

Ms Avril Yegi, Strategic Projects Manager

AGENDA

Sunday, 18th March, 2018


12.00 o'clock to 4.30pm - African Airline Technical Directors Meeting (including Lunch) - By Invitation Only.


18.00 hrs - Welcoming Cocktail 

Reception in Exhibition Hall


1930 hrs - Welcoming Dinner

Monday, 19th March, 2018


08.00 - 09.00 hrs - Welcome Refreshments & Networking Opportunity - Exhibition Open


09.00 hrs - Official Opening Ceremony & Conference Commences


Detailed Agenda to Follow Shortly


14.00 hrs - 16.00 hrs - Speed Networking:  Meet the Buyers


17.00 hrs - Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, 20th March, 2018


08.00 - 09.00 hrs - Welcome Refreshments & Networking Opportunity - Exhibition Open


09.00 hrs - Conference Commences


14.00 hrs - 17.00 hrs - Tour of EgyptAir M&E


17.30 hrs - Cocktail Reception


19.00 hrs - African Aviation Dinner


MRO Africa Gala Dinner

Monday, 19th March, 2018

19.30 hrs - MRO Africa Gala Dinner

Tour of EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering Facilities

Tuesday, 20th March, 2018

14.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs

African Aviation Dinner

Tuesday, 20th March, 2018

19.00 hrs - African Aviation Dinner

Subjects for Discussion

Key issues to be addressed during this high-level MRO event include:


  • Market Forecast and Key Trends in the MRO Africa Industry
  • The African Airlines Technical Directors Panel
  • Special Presentations by African Airlines
  • One-to-one Interviews with Key Airline Executives
  • Maintenance Implications of Modern Aircraft
  • Overcoming the Challenges of New Technology
  • Competition between OEMs and MROs
  • Optimising Aircraft Spare Parts Provisioning.
  • Airline & Supplier Relationships in Africa
  • Keeping MRO Costs Down and Operating Revenues Up
  • Regulatory Oversight for Airlines and MROs in Africa
  • Understanding Aircraft Maintenance Reserves
  • African MROs in the Future:  Where are they Headed?
  • Total Support Packages from OEMs vs Aircraft Spares Suppliers
  • The PMA Parts Debate
  • Effective Training for Aircraft Technicians in Africa
  • Aircraft Delivery and Re-delivery Terms
  • Maintenance Implications for Leased Aircraft    

MRO Africa 2018 will take place at The InterContinental Cairo Citystars Hotel - Hotel & Travel Information

Hotel & Travel Information to Follow Shortly.

Film Footage

Please take a look at a short montage of  MRO Africa (2015-2017):

Feedback over the Years

'We, once again, had a great and professional gathering.."

Mr Hafid El Boukfaoui, Cameroon Airlines

"I would like to extend my appreciation for you and your company for organising such a world class MRO Conference.."

Mr Kinfe Kahssaye, Ethiopian Airlines

"It was a great pleasure to meet you personally. You have been one of the great promoters of the Aviation Industry in Africa. You have my admiration and respect."

Mr Panzo Simao, TAAG-Angola Airlines

"Every year seems to be a little more successful.... Nobody has taken the challenge to focus on African aviation - except you."

Mr Bill Metera, Delta TechOps

"I wish to congratulate you again on the success of your MRO Africa Conference."

Mr Papa Atoumane Fall, African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC)

"One can never sum up the enormous appreciation we have for you and your team to give us such a well organised platform to share valuable information and networking, consistently, like you are doing annually without fail, I must really say you make us proud as Africans and we thank you!"

Mr Ben Dahwa, Air Namibia