African Airlines Technical Directors Meetings


History of the African Airlines Technical Directors Meetings


African Aviation has annually hosted African Airline Technical Directors Meetings or the past 29 years to facilitate increased communication and technical co-operation.  The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 17th March, 2021, at the InterContinental Cairo CityStars Hotel, Cairo, Egypt.

The most recent African Airline Technical Directors Meeting took place at the start of MRO Africa 2020 on Monday, 4th February, 2020, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, following previous meetings in Johannesburg, South Africa; Cairo, Egypt, and Tunis, Tunisia, hosted by Tunisair Technics.

In March, 2017, the meeting was hosted by South African Airways Technical and in March, 2016 in Casablanca, Morocco, hosted by Royal Air Maroc and in March, 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, hosted by Ethiopian Airlines.  During the meeting in Johannesburg it was agreed that biannual meetings were required to ensure that the remit of the gathering can be achieved and Tunisair Technics kindly invited African Airline Technical Directors to Tunis, Tunisia, for the first biannual meeting from Monday, 30th October to Wednesday, 1st November, 2017. 

We were delighted to welcome 34 African Airlines from 17 African countries to this important meeting where two Committees were formed.

This is a continuation of the 29-year MRO Africa initiative to carry the African aviation technical industry further forward.


(left to right) Mr Ilyes Mnakbi, Chief Executive Officer, Tunisair,  Mr Nick Fadugba, CEO, African Aviation, Mr Radhouane Ayara, Minister of  Transport, Tunisia, Mr Imed Mhiri, General Director, Tunisair Technics,  Tunisia.


Participants of the African Airlines Technical Directors Meeting which took place during MRO Africa 2017 in March, 2017, in Johannesburg, South Africa.