Rwanda to Host 6th Safety in African Aviation (SiAA) conference come 2018

aviassistYesterday, AviAssist Foundation announced that the 6th Safety in African Aviation (SiAA) conference is going to be held in Rwanda’s capital city Kigali in 2018 and it is scheduled to begin on 19th to the 20th March hosted by RwandAir. This big announcement was said on the last day of the 2016 SiAA heldi in Zambia – Livingstone.

Tom Kok the Foundation director said that they are looking forward to returning SiAA to Rwanda. The capital Kigali is a very beautiful city and equally fitting to premier this safety event on the African continent. RwandAir which is going to host this conference is among the continent’s fastest developing airlines on the African continent.

Jean Paul Nyirubutama the deputy CEO of RwandAir said that they were honored and overjoyed that AviAssist Foundation not only chose RwandAir as host airline but the city of Kigali as the 2018 venue for the Safety in African Aviation – conference. Deputy CEO went on to say that RwandAir is undergoing major developments and is focusing on ensuring that it remains the number one in their aviation industry. Teaming up on this event offers us a chance to constantly put money into our own country’s safety performance and also support the entire region through doing the same. The entire staff of RwandAir happily looks forward to receiving delegates to Kigali – Rwanda.

The safety manager of RwandAir Ms. Hellen Ndichu, was selected as one of the Board members of AviAssist Foundation at November 16th. Back in 2015, Rwanda hosted the SiAA and come 2018 this is going to be another great opportunity. The Agenda Development Committee of the Foundation’s Conference is going to take an active part in preparing and developing the SiAA 2018.

RwandAir has been steadily developing a network in Africa with the target of creating its home in Kigali as a center for the African continent. Today, forty percent of the RwandAir’s traffic consists of transit passengers whose number is rapidly increasing. In the near future the airline is going to launch a long term of operations with the new A330s into the continents of Asia as well as Europe and also to support Rwanda’s transition into the economy of the 21st century.

In similar news, we still look forward to the delivery of the second Airbus for RwandAir known as ‘Umurage‘ scheduled for 30th November. The A330-300 variant will offer more seats within the Business and Economy Class whereas the Premium Economy is going t have a similar number of passenger-seats just as on ‘Ubumwe’ its sister-ship.

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