Mr Nick Fadugba established African Aviation Services (AAS) in 1990 with the pan-African vision of promoting aviation development throughout Africa. He believed that aviation could be a vital catalyst for Africa’s economic and social transformation. Since 1988 he has provided a wide range of aviation consultancy and advisory services to international and African aviation organisations and Governments. He has also been instrumental in fostering business relations between Africa and the international aviation community in critical areas such as Aviation Finance, Aircraft Leasing, Aircraft Maintenance, Air Safety and Aviation Training.
Nick was elected Chairman of AfBAA in May, 2018. He is a former elected Secretary General of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA); is a Launch Member of the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) and Vice Chairman of its Safety & Training Committee; is Chief Advisor to the Association of African Aviation Training Organisations (AATO); a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAes), UK; a member of the Aviation Club of the UK; a member of the German Aviation Research Society (GARS); the European Aviation Club; the Institute of Directors (IOD), UK; the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT), USA; and is a Volunteer for Airlink, the international aviation charity.
Nick Fadugba helped pioneer high-level international aviation conferences specifically tailored for Africa and in 1990 he also helped pioneer aviation publishing in Africa with the launch of AFRICAN AVIATION, Africa’s Aviation Industry Journal, to promote the African aviation industry globally.
In December, 2003, the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) presented Mr Fadugba with an Award for his “Outstanding Contribution to the African Aviation Industry.” He was elected Secretary General of AFRAA in 2009 and put it on a commercial footing. He was also presented with a plaque by the USA National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in 2000 for his ‘Outstanding Contribution and Service to Aviation Safety.’ He is also an Aviation Round Table (ART), Nigeria, Award Winner for “Invaluable Support and Contribution to the Upliftment of Aviation Safety in Africa, particularly in Nigeria.”
Mr Fadugba has a BSc (Honours) in Mass Communication, a Post Graduate Diploma in Air Transport Management, and an MSc (Distinction) in Air Transport Planning and Management.