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 March, 2019


AATO Council Meeting

By Invitation Only

9.00am - 4.30pm (including Lunch)

Monday, 18th March, 2019



18.00 hrs - Welcoming Cocktail 

Reception in Exhibition Hall

1930 hrs - Welcoming Dinner

Tuesday, 19th 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

Wednesday, 20th 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 - Tuesday, 19th  March, 2019

African Aviation Dinner


Tour of Training Facility is followed by African Aviation Dinner

19.00 hrs - Wednesday, 20th 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