(Posted 16th May 2022)
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with AviaPro Consulting Inc. The MoU will provide a framework of cooperation between AFRAA and AviaPro Consulting to support the provision of aviation consulting services in the following areas:
- Airline network and fleet planning,
- Sales, pricing and revenue management,
- Airline operations planning and audit services,
- Airline start-up consulting services,
- Airline financial planning,
- Manpower sourcing for specialised airline resource requirements,
- Airline IT,
- Cargo consulting,
- Air service development,
- Aviation legal support consulting.
The MoU was signed by Abdérahmane Berthé, AFRAA’s Secretary-General and Kevin Clarke, AviaPro Consulting Inc.’s Head of Consulting Services. Under the terms of the agreement, both parties will cooperate closely and complement each other’s aviation consulting services offering to African airlines to enable them respond to evolving market dynamics.
Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé stated: “AFRAA Aviation Consultancy Unit which was set up in 2019, provides a wide scope of in-depth air transport industry experience to African aviation stakeholders. We are backed by expert consultants specialized in the air transport sector and we are pleased to add Aviapro Consulting’s expertise to enrich our capabilities. This collaboration will enhance AFRAA Consultancy services capability to meet the needs of aviation sector in Africa.”
Mr. Kevin Clarke added: “We are very pleased to be collaborating with AFRAA. This mutually beneficial relationship allows our company to leverage its global aviation experts with years of expertise in the aviation industry, to consult and recommend optimal ways to develop network and fleet planning, enhance all aspects of flight and ground operations, and maximize revenue opportunities. Our objectives are fully aligned to those of AFRAA, which is to maximize AFRAA members’ success during these challenging post-pandemic times‘ before concluding “We look forward to a long and fruitful cooperation between our two organizations. This MOU will reinforce the aviation consulting work already being offered by AFRAA to its members, and will complement it with state-of-the-art methods and ideas to support the growth and development of AFRAA members.”
AFRAA’s Aviation Consultancy Unit has successfully carried out various consultancy projects in Africa. The main objective of the Unit is to provide consultancy support to African stakeholders and provide data-driven studies that are aimed to build winning strategies for a sustainable air transport sector in the African continent.