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AviaDev Insight is the first podcast dedicated to the African aviation industry. We bring prominent industry voices to the table to establish the "ground truth" in an informal and candid fashion. The podcast was created by Jon Howell, Founder and Managing Director of AviaDev Africa, Africa's premier event dedicated to developing air connectivity to, from and within the African continent

AviaDev Insight is the first podcast dedicated to the African aviation industry. We bring prominent industry voices to the table to establish the "ground truth" in an informal and candid fashion. The podcast was created by Jon Howell, Founder and Managing Director of AviaDev Africa, Africa's premier event dedicated to developing air connectivity to, from and within the African continent
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AviaDev Insight is the first podcast dedicated to the African aviation industry. We bring prominent industry voices to the table to establish the "ground truth" in an informal and candid fashion. The podcast was created by Jon Howell, Founder and Managing Director of AviaDev Africa, Africa's premier event dedicated to developing air connectivity to, from and within the African continent

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Episodes

Episode 34. Ato Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines. An interview at 36,000 ft

12/11/2018
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This special episode was recorded on 11th December onboard the Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner on the day the airline launched it's 4 weekly service from MAN-ADD via BRU. I sat down with the Group CEO and discussed the Manchester route, SAATM, equity partnerships and asked how he would respond to those who accuse ET of monopolising the African market.

Duration:00:12:04

Episode 33. Frederic Lamarche, Founder and Managing Director, ASConsulting. How important is service and customer experience in African aviation?

12/5/2018
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This episode was recorded on location in Rabat, Morocco on the sidelines of the AFRAA 50th AGA. Frederic and I discuss how there is a need for adaptation when entering or operating in the African market and how customer experience differentiation can make the difference for African airlines, without it costing a fortune.

Duration:00:19:01

Episode 32. The Battle for SAATM. CEO panel from AFRAA's 50th AGA, Rabat, Morocco

11/29/2018
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This episode was recorded on November 26th 2018 and is published with permission of AFRAA. A revealing and explosive session, I have focused on the responses of key players to the question of why are countries resisting SAATM? Which side of the fence do you sit as the debate rages on?

Duration:00:23:28

Episode 31. Mark Dunnachie, Head of Region- EMEA. ATR. Keeping it simple to drive regional connectivity

11/19/2018
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This episode was recorded Monday 29th October 2018 on location at the ATR Head Office in Toulouse France. Regional, intra-African connectivity is the key to driving growth on the continent and the ATR 42 and 72 have been instrumental thus far. We discuss some new developments, including the clear vision system, cabin stream system and work on the STOL (Short Take-off and Landing) providing the ability to land on short and semi-prepared strips and opening new markets.

Duration:00:18:37

Episode 30. Sameer Adam, Director, Sales; Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. How Bombardier create partnerships with their airline customers

11/12/2018
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Recorded on location in Livingstone, Zambia during the Airlines Association of Southern Africa AGA, we discuss Bombardier's success in Africa across airline customers of all shapes and sizes. How do they see the landscape developing?

Duration:00:19:25

Episode 29. Kojo Bentum-Williams, Managing Editor, VoyagesAfriq. Why Tourism should at the top of every national agenda

11/8/2018
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Recorded 5th November 2018 on location in London at World Travel Market, we discuss how to retain integrity in media coverage in a world of fake news, the Ghanaian national carrier project and how to adopt a joined-up approach to tourism development

Duration:00:21:04

Episode 28. Xavier Mary, Director General, Dakar International Airport, Senegal.

11/5/2018
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This Episode was recorded on location in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire on 15th October. The new airport opened in late 2017 and so we get the inside track on progress so far, Air Senegal's development and future connectivity objectives.

Duration:00:21:20

Episode 27. Girma Wake, Godfather of African Aviation. Where to next for African aviation?

11/1/2018
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This episode was recorded on 31st October 2018, over breakfast on location in Toulouse where Ato Girma Wake and I attended the launch of Airbus’ white paper on Africa. We discuss Ethiopian Airlines, SAATM progress, National Carriers and human capital development amongst other issues. Pour yourself a cup of something and join our table.

Duration:00:24:28

Episode 26. Jason Sutcliffe, Marketing Executive Middle East and Africa, Rolls-Royce. How to harness the digital revolution

10/29/2018
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This episode was recorded on location at the AASA (Airlines Association of Southern Africa) Annual General Assembly in Zambia on 12th October 2018. We discuss the African opportunity, Rolls-Royce's commitment to the next generation and much more. Earlier this year, Rolls-Royce launched the Intelligence Engine, focused on harnessing the digital revolution, blurring the lines and boundaries between physical products and services. Will the future engine be able to fix itself?

Duration:00:16:23

Episode 25. Abderahmane Berthe, Secretary General, AFRAA (African Airlines Association)

10/24/2018
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Recorded 16th October 2018 on location at the ACI Africa (Airports Council International) Annual General Assembly in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, this episode covers the role of AFRAA in the implementation of SAATM (Single African Air Transport Market) amongst its members. We also discuss the challenge of human capital and what AFRAA are doing to meet this.

Duration:00:23:55

Episode 24. Tefera Mekonnen Tefera, Director Air Transport, African Civil Aviation Commission

10/24/2018
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Recorded 12th October 2018 on location at the AASA (Airlines Association of Southern Africa) Annual General Assembly in Livingstone, Zambia, this episode delivers the ground truth regarding the implementation of SAATM (Single African Air Transport Market) directly from the Commission charged with its implementation

Duration:00:30:35

Episode 23. Elizabeth Sasu, Founder and CEO of gh-aviation. The story of an aviation blogger

10/11/2018
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In this episode, I speak to one of Ghana's most influential aviation voices, Lizzy Sasu. We discuss the potential of Ghana as a hub for West Africa, the potential national carrier and how any aspiring journalists can get started

Duration:00:16:06

Episode 22. Nadine Meichsner, Senior Commercial Peformance Analyst, British Airways. Ethiopian Airlines as a potential role model for African Airlines

10/4/2018
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In this episode, Nadine discusses her recently published thesis which outlines what makes Ethiopian stand out from its African peers and what they can learn. We talk SAATM, Management Stability, Human Capital, Equity Investments and the opportunity for better intra-African connectivity

Duration:00:16:13

Episode 21. Bob James OBE, CEO, AerFin. Why Africa is the perfect secondary home for regional aircraft

9/28/2018
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In this episode, we were delighted to be able to speak to Bob James OBE about his company's moves to place aircraft in Africa. We also talk entrepreneurship and how he built a business from scratch to one now employing over 100 employees and operating globally.

Duration:00:25:25

Episode 20. Nico Bezuidenhout, CEO, fastjet reacts to interim results to 30 June 2018

9/27/2018
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In this episode, we spoke to fastjet CEO, Nico Bezuidenhout immediately after landing back in South Africa from London, where the interim results for 2018 were presented. We talk about whether fastjet will pull out of Tanzania, whether the positive performance indicators in Mozambique and Zimbabwe will be enough to convince shareholders and investors to invest further and if low-cost aviation is still viable in Africa.

Duration:00:14:04

Episode 19. Derek Nseko, Managing Director, iFly Aviation. Bridging the gap between the community and the industry

8/24/2018
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In this episode, Derek outlines his own incredible personal journey and the real results that iFly is delivering for underprivileged children in South Africa, providing them with their first flight experience and all the other skills they need to become future African aviators.

Duration:00:18:05

Episode 18. Tomas Chlumecky, Aviation Doctor. The African national carrier conundrum

7/27/2018
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In this episode, I take my medicine and visit the doctor to understand which African airlines need surgery. What is behind the obsession with operating a national carrier in Africa and is SAATM being undermined by recent fifth freedom grants? Are Ethiopian Airlines going to be the 500lb gorilla in the room?

Duration:00:33:18

Episode 17. Ian Kincaid, Senior Vice President, Airline partnerships, InterVISTAS. The future of liberalisation in Africa

7/6/2018
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In this episode, I speak to the author of the much-heralded report commissioned in 2014 by IATA to understand the benefits of liberalization. The report shows the wider economic benefits of a liberalised African sky, but implementation has been slow. We discuss these issues and more

Duration:00:18:00

Episode 16. Martin Jansen van Vuuren, leading African economist. The role of the stakeholder in delivering new air services

6/27/2018
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In this episode, I talk to Martin about the catalytic impact air services have on a destination and how non-traditional stakeholders can get involved in the process. The economic impact of a new air service is far-reaching and we hope to bring more non-traditional stakeholders to the negotiating table.

Duration:00:16:13

Episode 15. Raphael Kuuchi and Ato Girma Wake. Who is Raphael Kuuchi?

6/19/2018
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This interview was recorded on June 14th during AviaDev Africa 2018 in Cape Town. Raphael Kuuchi, Vice President for Africa, IATA was interviewed by Ato Girma Wake, Former CEO of Ethiopian Airlines and Former Chairman of RwandAir. Raphael received the Ato Girma Wake award for an outstanding contribution to route development in Africa and the interview focused on his personal accomplishments

Duration:00:19:03