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IATA, AFRAA sign MoU to advance aviation in Africa

On the sidelines of the 74th "AGM" in Sydney

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The African Airline Association (AFRAA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to deepen their cooperation. 

The MoU was signed by Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO and AFRAA’s Secretary General, Abderahmane Berthé on the sidelines of the 74th IATA Annual General Meeting in Sydney.

Under the MoU, both will exchange information, expertise and capabilities and work jointly to:

  • Enhance safety by assisting airlines to successfully implement the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and IATA Ground Handling Manual (IGOM)
  • Promote regional air connectivity by working jointly with governments to implement supporting the implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM)
  • Encourage data exchange among aviation stakeholders to improve the passenger experience
  • Enhance security through capacity building
  • Liberate airline funds blocked by governments from repatriation by advising governments on best practices to clear backlogs 
  • Achieve reasonable levels of taxes and charges by helping governments to focus on the social and economic benefits of aviation.


The MoU paves the way for further development in African aviation. Air transport already supports 6.8 million jobs and generates $72.5 billion of economic activity on the continent.

See for details AVIONEWS. 

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