#AviAssist’s latest news updates

(Posted 23rd August 2022)

Welcome to positive change
You are part of a growing movement of aviation professionals who believe in global aviation safety standards across Africa and are keen to play their part in achieving that. This quarterly newsletter is part of the Foundation’s effort to support you in playing your part as a safety champion.

Online safety TV – 24 August – 12:30 CAT

The next episode of the Focus Sessions will be live tomorrow, 24th of August, at 12:30 Central African Time and will assist you in negotiating better insurance premiums. 

Click here to register for free

The Focus Sessions are a new service from the Foundation. Focus Sessions are there to inform, inspire and entertain African aviation safety.

AviAssist is 2 episodes into the second season of the Focus Sessions.
The sessions deliver access to the world’s best practices on safety promotion.
Access to this new series of Focus Sessions is once again free with registration via our website and web shop www.aviassist.org/shop

We give away a nice cash prize of US$ 100 in each episode -but those are only available during the live broadcast!
Only 3 weeks left!

Let us help you recover your operations in the affordable way we always do!
Join us in Kigali in 3 weeks, visit our stand 15 at Aviation Africa 2022 and join us in one of the following exciting courses – places still available – early bird rate with 30% discount until the 1st of September ! 

Peer Support training for Pilots & Cabin Crew – Kigali (classroom-based)
15-16 September – click here for more info & registration
Mental health in aviation – seminar in Kigali (classroom-based)
14 September – click here for more info & registration (Free!) 
Aviation insurance –  Kigali (classroom-based)
14-15 September  – click here for more info & registration
Human Factors in aviation – Kigali (classroom-based)
15-16 September – click here for more info & registration  

Safety in the news

Flight Safety Foundation white paper “Learning from all operations”

Our partner, the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF), recently released a white paper on Learning from all operations.

While there is a lot to learn from unwanted incidents, learning must wait for something to happen. In today’s complex, integrated #aviation environment, that’s not good enough. Learning from ALL operations, and not just those that go wrong, is critical in an increasingly interconnected and complex aviation system. The Foundation believes it is time for a fundamental shift to learn from all operations and events — not just from those that are unwanted.”

Click here to access the FSF White Paper
Incident & accident reports

Praise should be given to those African countries that have already established a tradition of investigation and publication.
Some of those countries are the ones whose reports are listed below. 
Sharing of incident and accident reports shall encourage other countries to follow those leading countries.


Robinson 44 helicopter ground collision – Final report 


Agusta Westland AW119 Helicopter – Police air wing Final report  

Study on Work Related Stress in African aviation

The AviAssist Safety Promotion Centre – Rwanda has started what is believed to be the first ever research into Work Related Stress in Africa.
Work-related stress can have major implications on one’s wellbeing, performance, and flight safety.
Very little is known about the role of work-related stress in African aviation. “We focus on cabin and flight crew in this study to help us help employers better look after their mental health,” said Felicien Izaturwanaho, coordinator at the AviAssist Safety Promotion Centre in Rwanda. “We can only improve our support to mental health with their help”. 

The study is conducted in co-operation with Trinity College Dublin-Centre for Innovation in Human Systems, the University of Rwanda-Centre for Mental Health, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Aviation Academy) and the University of Amsterdam.
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