Aviate Ghana Blog http://runwayaviation.club//Blog.php Aviation Festival Africa 5/24/2017 3:07:51 PM The 8th annual Aviation Festival Africa promises to be better than ever before- exclusive demos, technical learning seminars, solution providers and much more!

If you're looking for the best place to discover the latest innovations, products and technologies making a big impact on the African aviation industry, you’ve found it.
Join 1,500 attendees at Africa’s leading aviation expo. Register now for your free pass.
It’s completely free to attend 2 days of seminar content, plus access to the expo - where exhibitors will be showcasing the latest solutions and technology covering:
·         Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO)
·         Airplane Manufacturers and Components
·         Ground support, Equipment and Services
·         Revenue management and E-commerce
·         Reservation and distribution solutions
·         Ancillary revenue solutions
·         Payment solution providers
·         Aircraft leasing
·         Legal and Financial Services
Register online for free, click here!
Our on-floor seminars include topics such as:
·         How to overcome the lack of infrastructure to support aviation businesses in Africa
·         How simulation and validation services can help your airport development
·         Investing in African's Next Generation Aviation Professionals
·         The web-media and Aviation (How to increase online sales)
·         Airline IT and the challenge of automation
·         10 benefits of having the right support solution as a regional operator
·         A software approach to airport operations, management and planning 
·         Safe aircraft movements during approach, taxiing and take-off
·         The integration of drones into manned aircraft airspace/ the future of the air-taxis
·         How to transform the customer experience and remain competitive
With so much to offer- we want to help you plan your 2 days.
Looking forward to meeting you next month.
Kind Regards,
The Aviation Festival Africa Team
PS. Bring your colleagues along! 

Aviation Festival Africa - Update 4/21/2017 11:34:00 AM

Dear Colleague,
One of our favorites aviation quotes goes something like this: Build 4 kilometers of road, and you can travel 4 kilometers. Build 4 kilometers of runway, and you can travel the world!.
The world has long since noticed the massive opportunity that lies in Africa, and the developments in aviation are seen as one of the highest priorities. A study by IATA forecasts that the top ten fastest - growing aviation markets will all be in Africa.
Join experts at Aviation Festival Africa to learn about the latest projects on the continent and what is being done. 
With dedicated country speaking slots, learn about the aviation and airport developments in:
  • Libya
  • Sierra Leone
  • Nigeria
  • Ghana
  • Uganda
  • Kenya
  • Namibia
  • Mozambique
  • Tunisia
Download the brochure here >> 
Dont miss out on the insider scoop. Book your conference pass today!
Kind Regards, 
Aviation Festival Africa Team
T: +27 11 516 4051
T: +27 11 516 4076
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New Appointments at RAC 4/15/2017 4:57:56 PM Press Release 16 April 2017 - Accra, Ghana
Runway Aviation Club Ghana - New Appointments
Runway Aviation Club Ghana has announced the appointments of Major Glenn Eric Cuff as Chairman & William Amamoo as Director of Finance.
Major Cuff has been a long time supporter of volunteer activities, having been Communications Officer of the Civil Air Patrol, Pennsylvania Wing, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary.
William Amamoo is a 22 years old final year Economics Major student at the University of Ghana.
RAC founder Okyere Obed said at the announcement “I am delighted to welcome both gentlemen onboard RAC Ghana as they bring with them a wealth of organizational skills & drive that will assist us in reaching our goals”

Honorary President Joe McDermott warmly welcomed both new appointments adding that “they will strengthen the RAC executive team thereby helping the organization move forward with it plans”.
    William Godson Amamoo
  Major Glenn E. Cuff

Aviation Festival Africa 2017 - Update 4/3/2017 11:50:35 AM

Making sense of the African Aviation opportunity
Dear Colleague, 
After the release of our 2017 agenda this month we had an overwhelming response. 
The who’s who of the aviation sector are attending the continent’s largest aviation event. With Aviation Festival Africa being the key meeting place for the aviation industry, how could you miss it?
Who’s speaking? 
Here’s just a few of our confirmed speakers:
  • Abel Alemu, Regional Manager for Southern Africa, Ethiopian Airlines, South Africa
  • Abu Bakarr Kamara, Director General, Civil Aviation Authority, Sierra Leone 
  • Abubaker Elfortia, Chief Executive Officer, Afriqiyah Airways, Libya
  • Acacio Tuendue, Managing Director, Maputo International Airport, Mozambique 
  • Ashraf A Hakim Al Sayad, Regional Manager South Africa and Zimbabwe, Egyptair, South Africa
  • Benson Osoro, Senior Air Traffic Controller, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, Kenya
  • Chris Zweigenthal, Chief Executive Officer, Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA), South Africa
  • Courage Silombela, Strategic Executive, Airports Company, Namibia
  • Dinesh Hapuarachchi, Manager Revenue Management, Air Djibouti, Djibouti
  • Dominic Nessi, Former Deputy Director & Chief Information Officer, Los Angeles World Airports, United States of America
  • Dr Gershon Adzadi, Head of ICT, Ghana Airports Company, Ghana
  • Dr Julius Karangi, Chairman, Kenya Airports Authority, Kenya
  • Dr Samson Fatokun, Area Manager, South-West Africa, IATA, Nigeria Edgardo Badiali, Chief Executive Officer, Libyan Wings, Libya
  • Fausto Cruz, Chief Executive Officer, KayaAirlines, Mozambique
  • Flora Wakolo, Chief: Air Traffic Control Officer, Civil Aviation Authority, Kenya 
  • Gilles Darriau, Chief Executive Officer, Abidjan Airport, Cote D’Ivoire  
  • Ian Patrick, Commercial Director, Air Djibouti, Djibouti   
  • John Ryan, Project Director, Fraport AG, Germany
  • Kashif Chaudry, Head of Aviation Security International Operations, Department for Transport, United Kingdom
  • Kate Aleksidze, Chief Executive Officer, United Airports of Georgia, Georgia
  • Khaled Chelly, President Directeur General, Office de L’Aviation Civile et des Aeoports, Tunisia
  • Manish Sinha, Chief Operating Officer, Hyderabad International Airport, India
  • Mbutolwe Joel Kabeta, Director Corporate Services, Civil Aviation Authority, Tanzania
  • Monique Swart, Founder, African Business Travel Association (ABTA), South Africa
  • Nowel Ranyu Ngala, Commercial Director, ASKY Airline, Togo
  • Papa Diery Séne, Director: Internal Control and Management, Aeroports du Senegal, Senegal 
  • Peter Carrie-Wilson, Chief People and Performance Manager, Air Seychelles, Seychelles
  • Richard Kyereh, Head: Commercial, Africa World Airlines, Ghana
  • Robert Mwesigwa Nviiri, Executive Director, EAC CASSOA, Uganda
  • Satyendra Pandey, Head of Strategy & Planning, GoAir, India
  • Tino Motloung, Ancillary Revenue Specialist, South African Airways, South Africa
  • Werner Reiser, Senior Manager, Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. Switzerland
  • Wil Bako Freeman, Managing Director, Airport Authority, Liberia
  • Sami Aras Kubilay, Business Development Manager, Aviation & Travel Solutions, HITIT Computer Services, Turkey
  • Wolfgang Farkas, Managing Director, Smiths Detection, France
Download the brochure >
What topics are they discussing?
Development, integration and growth. Aviation leadership and what it takes to succeed. Route development. Airport development. Operational Efficiency and much more - take a look for yourself. 
Why should I book now? 
If you register today you will benefit from our biggest discount. It’s plain and simple; if you register now YOU WILL SAVE 25%. Book now
I want to bring my team, what discount do I get?
If you bring a team of 3 or more people you get a massive 50% discount on top of our early bird rate. That means you’ll only be paying R11,695.
Register your team today >
What do I get with my pass?
  • Conference: The conference hosts some of the most innovative thinkers, industry leaders and visionary trailblazers reshaping the aviation landscape.
  • Networking: Lots of it, and we don’t leave these things to chance. Benefit from over 10 hours of dedicated networking:
    • Roundtables
    • VIP program 
    • Speed networking
    • Dedicated networking platform - Jublia
    • Exclusive cocktail reception
  • Exhibition: With 30 exhibitors, you will get hands on with the cutting edge solution providers that can take your organisation into tomorrow’s world. 
So the question should really be, why haven’t I booked already? To secure your place and join aviation experts for the lowest price.
Download the brochure here >> 
Kind Regards, 
Aviation Festival Africa Team
T: +27 11 516 4051
T: +27 11 516 4076

The Aviation Festival Africa 2/24/2017 11:18:51 AM
The Aviation Festival Africa is inviting airlines, airports, aviation authorities, governments, and associations to apply to speak at the 2017 conference.
Come join the likes of:

and many others as they explore the opportunities and challenges of this ever expanding industry!
This is your opportunity to share your knowledge on the industry! 
I look forward to hearing from you.

AfBAA and NBAC to co-host West African Business Aviation Symposium 2/15/2017 12:31:25 AM

The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) has teamed up with EAN Aviation, organisers of the annual Nigerian Business Aviation Conference, NBAC, to merge the two respected meetings into one powerful event.

In a value-add for delegates the two meetings will come together to spearhead discussions about the value of creative business thinking, and how it can stimulate new ideas to help navigate the increasingly challenging world of business aviation in the region. The organisers have designed the programme with the aim of providing a set of pragmatic tools that will support the region’s stakeholders’ future planning and development.

Networking will also from a significant part of the meeting and organisers have introduced a “Meet the Operators” session that will enable suppliers and operators to effectively network in a dedicated environment. “We see operators as a lynchpin for the industry and want to facilitate meetings that will be genuinely useful for both parties,” says Rady Fahmy, CEO of AfBAA.

The programme will include discussions about human resources and training; the benefits of purchasing pre-owned as opposed to new aircraft; and look at how to plan for ongoing success. Presentations will explore the perception of West African business aviation and a case study will look at how the closure of Abuja airport, Nigeria’s legislative capital may have affected the sector.

“We’ve create a dynamic programme with some fascinating new themes for delegates to debate. We are sure we can provide several tangible take-aways that will contribute to business longevity,” added Segun Demuren, CEO of co-host EAN Aviation.

In another first the event will be Chaired by African aviation industry veteran Nick Fadugba who, for more than thirty years, has been supporting aviation development on the continent through his company African Aviation Services. Sponsors are already confirming their interest with leading names Bombardier, Gulfstream and RUAG all confirming their participation.

The AfBAA Regional Symposium West Africa/NBAC 2017 event will take place at The Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Lagos on 23 and 24 March. For more information please visit www.afbaa.org or www.nbac.com.ng


About AfBAA

The African Business Aviation Association was launched in May 2012 to represent the interests of Africa’s aircraft owners, operators, and suppliers to the Business Aviation community in a single voice. AfBAA has over 115 members.


AfBAA’s primary objective is to promote the understanding and benefits that Business Aviation provides for the Continent’s economic development and prosperity through advocacy.


As an active, well funded, professionally run organisation AfBAA is committed to increasing membership, raising awareness of the Association internally and externally in Africa and supporting all entities involved in Business Aviation in Africa.

Aviation Festival 2/10/2017 12:18:01 PM Dear Colleague,

There are few that disagree that Africa presents massive potential in terms of economic development, growth opportunities and air travel. The continent spans close to 30 million kilometers and comprises of 54 countries, more than any other continent.

It is clear that aviation is and will continue to be the best and most efficient way to connect Africas countries to the rest of the world.

Airlines and airports are set to cash in, so invest, build & innovate now.

The Aviation Festival is here to show the industry how to pioneer in this dynamic market. 

It explores strategy, innovation and technology driving the profitability and growth in the industry. 
The Aviation Festival Africa offers an established, high-level platform for solution providers to enhance their competitiveness and access new business opportunities across the region.

Do you provide the following solutions:
  • Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) 
  • Airplane Manufacturers and Components 
  • Ground support, Equipment and Services 
  • Revenue management and E-commerce
  • Reservation and distribution solutions 
  • Ancillary revenue solutions 
  • Payment solution providers 
  • Aircraft leasing 
  • Legal and Financial Services
In 2017, the Aviation Festival will host over 1,500 attendees, 200 conference speakers, 700 conference delegates and 40 exhibition booths, with over 250 airlines and airports being represented from across Africa.

Get ahead of your competitors, dont miss your opportunity and contact me today. 

Roschan van der Haar
Business Development Manager
Terrapinn Ltd
Tel: +2711 516 4045


Aviation Festival 2017 2/2/2017 12:47:04 PM

Aviation Festival Africa is a 2 day event being held from 13th June to 14th June 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Aviation Festival Africa encompasses all aspects of the airline and airport passenger experience.

RAC CEO wins EDUCOM 2016 award 9/2/2016 11:23:45 AM Congratulations to Runway Aviation Club Ghana founder & CEO Okyere Obed following his well deserved EDUCOM Awards 2016 win. Okyere was presented at a ceremony in Accra, Ghana with the Young Advocate Award for "Individual students or group of students who have successfully advocated for young people either through writing, negotiations, interventions or representations.

An international education consultancy training service provider, Neogenics Education, launched the education award dubbed, “Education Community Awards 2016” (EDUCOM Awards 2016).

The awards theme, “Inspiring excellence in education delivery,” EDUCOM 2016 seeks to recognise 20 outstanding institutions, individuals and organisations in the educational sector, whose performance and activities have positively affected education.

Briefing journalists at the launce ceremony back in February, the Chief Executive of Neogenics Education, Mr Grant Bulmuo, said the public was being encouraged to submit nominations and supporting evidence.

Following the awards Mr. Obed said "I am thrilled to receive this award & I hope it helps us attract support for our project, Runway Aviation Club Ghana as we need sponsorship from companies at home & abroad to continue advising our young members on careers in all sectors of aviation"

Congratulations from Runway Aviation Club Ghanas Honorary President, Joe McDermott of Global FBO Consult.

Well done Okyere! Congratulations on bringing your vision for RAC Ghana so far. I look forward to supporting you and your fellow members take the next step forward in your search for training and careers in the aviation industry.

Press Release from the  Global FBO Consult    Media Office

Proposed Young Aviation Conference 6/15/2016 10:19:55 AM RAC would like to organize a Youth Aviation Conference in high Schools in Ghana. All interested parties, including sponsors, guest speakers, industry partners ect. should contact Okyere by email ASAP.

FlyZulu Donation to RAC Ghana 6/15/2016 10:17:26 AM

Charity Run / Walk 2015 2/17/2016 2:36:06 PM

Aviation on the Web 12/6/2015 3:12:42 PM
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill... In the process of reaching to you passion knowledge can not be skipped. We Thank God that the web has change the face learning, with the help of YouTube, Facebook and other thousands of web pages on our, one can learn more about his/her passion.(AVIATION)... Most of them are free whiles others take $$$ to access them. Here are some educational Aviation webpages..www.boldmethod.com. .http://flighttraining.aopa.org/, http://airlinegeeks.com/, http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/pilot_handbook/. so many....

This is the industry that we're in love with.Is possible, hold on to your Dreams.
                                    -   OKYERE GYAMENA OBED (CEO –RUNWAY AVIATION CLUB)...