Willis Towers Watson and AviAssist partner for aviation safety in Africa
Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, today announced a partnership with AviAssist in Africa, an independent non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting aviation safety in Africa. The signing of the partnership agreement took place at Aviation Africa 2020 yesterday.

Simon Knechtli, Executive Director, Aerospace, Willis Towers Watson, said“We are delighted to deepen and formalise our relationship with the AviAssist Foundation which is dedicated to promoting aviation safety in Africa by increasing access to expertise and training across this great continent. Willis Towers Watson has strong partnerships with airlines and aviation companies of all sizes across Africa and it is exciting to further commit to supporting this organisation through insights and training for the Foundation’s membership and event delegates.”

Commenting on the signature of this partnership agreement, Tom Kok, Director of AviAssist stated “We are thrilled to include the risk management & insurance expertise, dedication and funding of Willis Towers Watson to our work in Africa. This partnership enables us to empower ever more safety champions throughout Africa. We will be focussing an important part of this support in our hub in Rwanda from where we centre our aviation safety promotion at our first AviAssist Safety Promotion Centre‘.

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has over 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.
Willis Towers Watson, Aerospace, provides its services to 50% of the scheduled passenger airline members of the African Airline Association as well as numerous large fleet, general aviation, operators. It also works with 60% of the airline members of the International Airline Transport Association (IATA).

The AviAssist Foundation provides effective and affordable safety support to the African aviation industry since 1995 and is the only affiliate of the Flight Safety Foundation for Africa. It is an independent, international, and impartial non-profit championing the cause of aviation safety in Africa. It works in coordination with ICAO, stakeholders and other safety support providers. AviAssist provides its support through training courses, social media and Africa’s only dedicated safety promotion magazine — SafetyFocus. In addition, AviAssist’s Safety in African Aviation (SiAA) conference provides a neutral ground for competitors and regulators to meet and address safety issues. The 7th edition of the SiAA conference take place in Johannesburg from 18 to 20 November and is organised in association with the Flight Safety Foundation and aircraft manufacturer ATR.
For more information visit www.aviassist.org.

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