#AviaDevAfrica moves with vigour into 2021

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Dear Colleagues,

This is the first AviaDev Africa newsletter of 2021. Its purpose is to engage, inspire and connect each of you and to keep you informed of our upcoming activities, whilst signposting other great resources. We welcome your feedback on how you feel it can be improved and we remain committed to supporting the African Aviation community in 2021 and as we embark on the road to recovery.




An Audience with Sean Mendis, Aviation Expert

Following on from AviaDev Patron, Ato Girma Wake, Airlink CEO, Rodger Foster, Airline Management Ltd’s Founder Peter Davies, and Adefunke Adeyemi from IATA we welcome Sean Mendis to the stage.

Sean Mendis was the immediate past Chief Operations Officer at Africa World Airlines where he served from 2018-2020, reprising a role he originally held at the airline’s startup from 2010-2012. He has had a 20-year career in aviation management across many different countries, including passenger and cargo airlines, ground handling companies, jet fuel providers, and in-airport management. He specialises in African operations, having successfully started up 3 airlines in the continent since 2005.

Join us for this intimate session and benefit from the wisdom of one of the industry’s brightest lights

You can submit questions live or ahead of the event to jon.howell

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Dirk Singer, Head of Sustainability, SimpliFlying

As the Head of Sustainability, Dirk Singer focuses on helping aviation brands get to grips with the realities of climate change and guiding them to a more sustainable future.

As part of the role, he also edits ‘Sustainable Aviation Quarterly’ which is an offshoot of Airline Marketing Monthly that looks at sustainability trends and news within the industry.

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In this episode of the Simple Flying podcast, Jo and Tom discuss:

– The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 crash in Indonesia.

– Qatar Airways reaping the benefits of the blockade’s end.

– Airbus revealing its finalized deliveries for 2020.

– Wizz Air selling 6-hour flights for just 27 cents.

– British Airways improving its Euro Traveller catering.

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The Bryan Air Podcast

Somewhat dry, somewhat informative, never perfect – Bryan Air Podcast.

Join them for your weekly dose of aviation news and banter.


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AviaDev’s 2020 in a nutshell with Jon Howell

In 2020’s final episode of AviaDev Insight Africa, Juraj Toth, MD AviaDev Europe spoke to CEO & Founder of AviaDev, Jon Howell.

Discussion points include:

– How AviaDev survived 2020

– The hardest challenges

– What the team has learned

– The highlights of the year and a look into 2021

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The Power of LinkedIn

LinkedIn has developed into being the number one social media site for business professionals.

Jon Howell has effectively harnessed the power of the LinkedIn platform to become a key person of influence in his chosen field.

Jon can personally help you to discover new connections, source and write relevant content and effectively use hashtags.

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AviaDev Digital Portfolio

AviaDev has established itself as a trusted platform offering insight and bringing together key voices from the African aviation sector. AviaDev has been delivering digital content to the industry for over 5 years through candid podcasts, video’s and social media posts.

Covid-19 has changed the way many of us are currently marketing our businesses. AviaDev is able to offer your business many digital solutions. Depending on your needs, we listen and advise you on the best platform to achieve your objectives.

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Virtual Events

and Webinars

Bringing together the industry to share knowledge in a concise way, allowing you to make new contacts within the industry.

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Report Distribution

Distribute any industry or data reports using our AviaDev network.

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Facilitating a one-to-one interview with a senior member of your organisation. Promoting the interview with our network of industry leaders.

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Showcase your company’s product or service by recording a podcast or hosting a webinar using our aviation network.

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