8th 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 8th Annual African Aviation Training Conference & Exhibition co-located with MRO Africa 2020

We are delighted to announce that the 8th Annual African Aviation Training Conference & Exhibition will be co-located with AFRICAN AVIATION 2020 incorporating the 29th Annual MRO Africa Conference & Exhibition, which will take place from Tuesday, 4th to Thursday, 6th February, 2020, at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This follows the successful co-location of these two events in Johannesburg, South Africa, in March, 2017, hosted by South African Airways, in Cairo, Egypt, in March, 2018, hosted by EgyptAir and again in Johannesburg, South Africa in March, 2019.

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, 3rd February, 2020


AATO Council Meeting

By Invitation Only

9.00am - 4.30pm (including Lunch)

Tuesday, 4th February, 2020



18.00 hrs - Welcoming Cocktail 

Reception in Exhibition Hall

1930 hrs - Welcoming Dinner

Wednesday, 5th February, 2020



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

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

17.00 hrs - Cocktail Reception

Thursday, 6th February, 2020



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, 5th February, 2020

African Aviation Dinner


Tour of  Ethiopian Aviation Academy is followed by African Aviation Dinner

19.00 hrs - Thursday, 6th February, 2020

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

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