The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) announced the appointment of Nick Fadugba, CEO of African Aviation Services Limited, as the new Chairman of the Board. He was appointed by AfBAA’s Board of Directors at the EBACE show. He replaces Mr. Tarek Ragheb, Founding President of AfBAA.

Former Secretary General of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), Advisor to the Association of African Aviation Training Organizations (AATO) and Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) in the United Kingdom, Nick Fadugba created African Aviation Services in 1990, to promote the development of aviation in Africa to international and African aeronautical organizations as well as to governments.

Nick Fadugba says, “These immediate goals are to build the reputation of AfBAA, make it more relevant to its members and ensure its financial sustainability. In this regard, I am pleased to confirm that AfBAA will now encompass both the business aviation and general aviation industries throughout Africa, giving it a much broader and deeper footprint on the African continent.”

 According to the new president, the other priority of the association is “to increase the number of African operators, civil aviation authorities and other regulators” before adding “We will also seek to strengthen AfBAA’s relations with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the African Union (AU). Having successfully become a member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), AfBAA is committed to encouraging its members to qualify for IS-BAO and IS-BAH operations and certification as soon as possible. In addition, we will review existing AfBAA committees and, where appropriate, streamline them to make them more effective in achieving their objectives.