Nigeria has been selected to host the next Aviation Africa Summit & Exhibition, which will be held in Abuja between September 13 and 14, 2023.
A statement by Capt. Musa Nuhu, the Director-General Civil Aviation (DCAA), said that the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), in collaboration with the Times Aerospace Events would host the two days event, which is in its seventh edition.
The summit dubbed ‘Aviation Africa 2023’ is with the theme: ‘Stepping Up for Business.’
Nuhu stated the event would be held at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja.
The statement hinted that key industry players from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), African Airlines Association (AFRAA), airlines Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), Director-General Civil Aviation Authorities (DG CAAs), Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Air Chiefs and airport CEOs would set out the key areas of concern in the industry during the summit.
Also, major stakeholders in the air navigation service providers, accident investigation bureaus, business and charter operators, cargo airlines, ground handling companies, flight training organisations and allied and ancilliary aviation service providers are expected to attend the event.
Nuhu emphasised that sustainability of the aviation industry by governments and professionals on the continent would also take centre stage at the discourse, stressing that Africa looks at becoming a key stakeholder in the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
Besides, he pointed out that separate symposia would focus on aviation finance, business aviation and the whole Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities.
He added: “There will be separate sessions that would examine the issue of future workforce and safety – issues that have dogged Africa’s potential for decades.