29th MRO Africa & 8th African Aviation Training

Conference & Exhibition


4-6 February 2020 - Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



African Aviation 2020 and 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.

MRO Africa 2018 successfully concluded and took place in Cairo, Egypt and MRO Africa 2019 took place in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Please contact us for information on exhibition opportunities available during African Aviation 2020 (the important event for the African Aviation Industry).



The African airline industry has come a long way since the first African Aviation Conference & Exhibition was launched 29 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:  Ethiopian Skylight Hotel

Date:  Tuesday, 4th to Thursday, 6th February, 2020


MRO Africa 2019 was attended by over 550 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 for African Aviation 2020.


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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 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, finance, aircraft maintenance, training, legal, military aviation and business and general aviation organisations, regulatory and Government officials, which have helped to foster closer co-operation and business partnerships.  African Aviation also organises Training Seminars on key subjects.


  In addition, in 1990, AFRICAN AVIATION 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.  “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).


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