7th African Aviation Training Conference & Exhibition

Addressing Critical Training & Capacity-Building Priorities

African & International Aviation Training Organisations Showcase

Network & Develop Strategic Partnerships


Tour of South African Airways Training Facilities, 2017.

The 7th Annual African Aviation Training Conference & Exhibition co-located with MRO Africa 2019

We are delighted to announce that the 7th Annual African Aviation Training Conference & Exhibition will be co-located with AFRICAN AVIATION’s 28th Annual MRO Africa Conference & Exhibition, which will take place from Monday, 18th to Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa . This follows the successful co-location of these two events in Johannesburg, South Africa, in March, 2017, hosted by South African Airways.

Signing Ceremony between AATO and African Aviation - March, 2017.

Once again, a highlight of the event will be to spotlight the valuable work and achievements of the Association of African Aviation Training Organisations (AATO). A co-operation agreement was signed between AFRICAN AVIATION and AATO in March, 2017, in South Africa, to support and promote the Association within and outside Africa.


Monday, 18th & Tuesday, 19th March, 2019

AATO Council Meeting

By Invitation Only

9.00am - 4.30pm (including Lunch)

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019


18.00 hrs - Welcoming Cocktail 

Reception in Exhibition Hall

1930 hrs - Welcoming Dinner

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019


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

09.00 hrs - Official Joint Opening Ceremony (with MRO Africa) & Conference Commences

Detailed Agenda to Follow Shortly

17.00 hrs - Cocktail Reception

Thursday, 21st March, 2019


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

09.00 hrs - Conference Commences

14.00 hrs - 17.00 hrs - Tour of Training Facility

17.30 hrs - Cocktail Reception

19.00 hrs - African Aviation Dinner

MRO Africa Gala Dinner

19.30 hrs - Wednesday, 20th  March, 2019

African Aviation Dinner

Tour of Training Facility is followed by African Aviation Dinner

19.00 hrs - Thursday, 21st March, 2019

Subjects for Discussion

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

  • The Role of ICAO's Global Aviation Training (GAT) Initiative in Capacity Building in Africa
  • IATA's Training Strategy on the continent
  • New thinking for pilot training
  • Aviation Management & Regulatory Authorities Training
  • Safety Training Strategies
  • Standardisation of Course Curricula
  • Harmonisation of Instructor Training
  • The Development of Centres of Excellence and International Co-operation
  • Effective Training for Aircraft Technicians in Africa
  • Human Resources for African Airlines

Register / Contact Us

Please contact us below to register or request more information:

African Aviation Services Ltd

2 Kings Court, Newcomen Way, Severalls Business Park, Colchester CO4 9RA, UK

+44 1206 844288