AFRAA – FSF Inaugural African Aviation Safety & Operations Summit



AFRAA, in partnership with the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF), will stage the 1st African Safety & Operations Summit on 15 May 2024. The event will be organized back-to-back with AFRAA’s Aviation Stakeholders Convention taking place from 12 – 14 May at the Skylight Hotel in Addis Ababa – Ethiopia.

Held under the theme: Championing Africa aviation safety together, the event will promote and enhance the safety level in the African region and share operational best practices.

Aviation safety and operations events play a crucial role in continuously improving safety and operational processes, as they enable the sharing of relevant information and strengthen safety culture in the civil aviation industry. This conference will promote collaboration and knowledge exchange by bringing together experts and stakeholders, driving efforts to make aviation safer for all involved.

It is worth noting that organizing a safety event fulfills one of the components of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Safety Management System (SMS) – “Safety Promotion.”

Target Audience

The target audience is aviation stakeholders involved in safety and operations:

  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • Airport Civil International (ACI)
  • Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Manufacturers’ Safety departments
  • Air Navigation Service Providers Organizations
  • Accident and Incident investigation organizations
  • Industry Associations
  • Airlines Safety Directors
  • Airlines Quality Directors
  • Airlines Maintenance and Engineering Directors
  • Airlines Flight Operations Directors

1. Continuous improvement of safety

The main objective is to enhance safety in the civil aviation sector of the region. By sharing information on incidents and accidents, identifying trends, and discussing best practices, participants can collaborate to identify areas for improvement and implement more effective safety measures. Participants also can hear from safety experts, accident investigators, airline representatives, and other stakeholders, which increases awareness of the risks and challenges faced by the industry. This knowledge exchange contributes to improving operational safety and reducing risks in aviation.

2. Promotion of safety culture

The summit plays a crucial role in promoting a safety culture. It highlights the significance of safety as the industry’s top priority and encourages active participation from all involved in identifying and mitigating risks. It reinforces that safety is everyone’s responsibility, from top executives to operational staff, and raises awareness of safety best practices.

3. Updates on regulations and operational safety standards

The summit is a vital means of updating participants on the latest regulations and safety standards. Regulatory authorities and international organizations often present the latest regulatory updates, guidelines, and recommended practices during the event. This enables stakeholders to stay up-to-date and comply with constantly evolving safety and operational requirements.

4. Learning and professional development

The summit offers a variety of lectures, panels, and workshops delivered by prominent experts. These sessions provide valuable insights, market trends, and best practices that can be applied in daily work. Participating in these conferences can contribute to attendees’ professional development by expanding their knowledge and skills.

5. Exposure to innovative products and services

The summit includes exhibitions showcasing companies’ latest products, services, and technologies. This allows participants to explore new solutions, learn about technological advancements, and discover potential suppliers and partners. Exposure to these innovations can help companies improve their efficiency, competitiveness, and performance.

Event  Programme and Registration:
Please click here to registerProgramme and general event information can be viewed here

For any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Dicie Okaya (