Letter from the Founding Chairman

Letter from the Founding Chairman

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Dear Colleagues

The growth in Business Aviation in Africa over the past two decades played a pivotal role in the development of the African economies and has significantly contributed to the transportation sector on the Continent. Yet, despite many public and private investments and improved regulations, there are many challenges that face the sector and in fact hampers its real potential.

The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA), was created in 2012 by visionary Founding Members with a mandate to facilitate the necessary conditions for an impressive and sustainable growth.

In my capacity as Chairman of AfBAA, together with a strong team, I share with our members a vision to vastly improve conduits to a vibrant Business Aviation sector on our Continent by advocating the most pressing issues, producing quality research, and pressing for the adopting industry best-practices in Africa. Our mission is to communicate the vital importance of Business Aviation to African Officials, Regulators and Stakeholders and that its benefits are fully recognized as an important tool for the economic development of our Continent.

AfBAA is a non-for profit organization that strives to enhance the business aviation industry in Africa as a whole. Our growing number of members are dedicated to improve the current issues with business aviation in the continent such as safety, insurance, flight planning and others to make it easier for business aviation stakeholders to operate all over the continent.

Most of Africa's resources are untapped largely due to the absence of infrastructure, information and miscommunication. We believe that Business Aviation can be the driver behind Africa's economic development. AfBAA aims to become the unified voice of business aviation professionals, a reference for reliable industry information and a platform for communication within the continent as well as the international community.

Your continuous support and feedback are essential for our progress and we look forward to helping you deliver your goals.

With best regards,
Tarek Ragheb,
Founding Chairman