AviAssist Foundationpartners with Amsterdam University to Promote Aviation Safety in the African Region
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and AviAssist Join Forces for Aviation Safety in African Region
Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, 23rd of July 2017
The Aviation Academy of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and the AviAssist Foundation have announced a partnership to further expand the AviAssist Safety Promotion Centre (ASPC) in Rwanda.
The partnership aims to establish a long-term mutually beneficial association in capacity building on aviation skills as well as business and leadership skills at the foreseen ASPC in Rwanda.
The ASPC-Rwanda is geared to become (East) Africa’s leading aviation safety resource centre, making Rwanda and States in the East and Southern African ICAO region more self-sufficient at safety promotion. The centre imparts training and safety training that is crucial to support aviation experts in their role as safety leaders and champions.
“We are very pleased to launch this cooperation”, Geert Boosten, head of the AUAS aviation department commented. “The Aviation Academy is committed to providing the current and next generation of professionals with the skills they need to meet the international aviation challenges of the next 10 to 15 years. This partnership helps us expand our reach into the high-growth African Region, and will be a great opportunity for our students to contribute to aviation safety in Africa. The vision of ASPC fits with our objective to widen our international network and will give African professionals better access to world class education and practical research capabilities.”
“We feel privileged to bring a renowned institution such as the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences to our work in Africa”, says Tom Kok, Director of AviAssist. “It is an unique opportunity to combine our safety promotion experience in Africa with the rich education and research capabilities of the AUAS. This partnership will bring great benefits for the continuous professional development that the Foundation brings to Africa.”
Geert Boosten, head of the aviation department of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) signing the letter of intent
About Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences – Aviation Academy
The Aviation Academy is part of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and was created to serve the European aviation industry. Its mission is to provide the current and next generation of professionals with the skills they need to meet the international aviation challenges of the next 10 to 15 years. The Aviation Academy combines educational excellence, state-of-the-art knowledge and a solid grounding in business processes – the three things future professionals will need to create real change. Its three main activities are Education, Practical Research and Peer Networking. AUAS is a founding partner of a powerful network of like-minded Aviation universities – the ATAERA network – the Air Transport and Aeronautics Education and Research Association. www.amsterdamuas.com/aviation
The AviAssist Foundation
The AviAssist Foundation is the only independent, nonprofit organisation dedicated to promoting professionalism in African aviation safety. The Foundation’s sole purpose is to provide impartial, independent, expert safety guidance and resources for the African aviation industry. The Foundation provides safety guidance & resources through training courses and Africa’s only safety conference, social media and Africa’s only dedicated safety promotion magazine – SafetyFocus. The Foundation works on pragmatic, not academic, solutions to safety challenges. The Foundation’s track record of over 20 years has equipped the AviAssist Foundation with intricate knowledge of African aviation issues. www.aviassist.org