Welcome to the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) website.
Having spent many years promoting aviation development in Africa, I was very pleased to be elected Chairman of the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) in May, 2018, by AfBAA’s Board of Directors during the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.
I have previously served as an elected Secretary General of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and am currently the Chief Advisor to the Association of African Aviation Training Organisations (AATO) and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), UK. Over the years, I have provided a wide-range of consultancy and advisory services to international and African aviation organisations and governments.
My immediate goals as AfBAA Chairman are to make the Association more relevant to its members and to ensure its financial sustainability. In this regard, although AfBAA, in its early years, raised significant funds, by the time of the leadership transition in May, 2018, it was technically insolvent.
AfBAA took a decision to honour its legacy debts as a priority and to restore financial confidence in the Association.
Another key decision was to widen the remit of AfBAA to embrace both business and general aviation in Africa, thus giving it a much wider and deeper footprint on the continent.
AfBAA also aims to establish close ties with African and international regulatory bodies, including the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) and the African Union (AU).
Having successfully become a member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), AfBAA is committed to encouraging its members to adopt IBAC’s International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handlers (IS-BAH) as the benchmarks of excellence for business and general aviation in Africa. This would be similar to the International Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) programme of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which has been adopted by many African airlines and has greatly enhanced aviation safety in Africa.
Following the restructuring of AfBAA, we are optimistic that the implementation of the Association’s key objectives will provide a solid foundation for it to grow and prosper.
Do join us in building a strong Association dedicated to supporting and promoting business and general aviation in Africa.
With best regards,
Nick Fadugba FRAeS