Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Out of Thurrock and into Africa!

Aeroccom

TWO South Essex businesses have been working together on a major project to change the perception and increase opportunity for African airlines and aviation operations.

And last week the leaders of the two companies were praised by the President of Rwanda, H.E. Paul Kagame as he opened the Aviation Africa summit.

Times Aerospace of Rochford and Aerocomm of Thurrock had been working together to develop the project which saw more than 600 top-level delegates from more than 50 countries fly to Kigali – the capital of the East African country last week for the event.

“It was a tremendous success,” said Mark Brown, managing director of Times Aerospace. “President Kagame addressed the Summit and talked about how the event was helping unlock the barriers to African airlines being able to compete on a world market.”

Orsett-based Alan Peaford, CEO of Aerocomm said: “We are now in talks to develop this event into Africa’s first major civil aviation airshow in the style of a Farnborough or Dubai.

“This event also gave opportunities for UK companies to demonstrate their capabilities to an African market. Africa is huge and with the UK having the second largest aviation industry in the world, this is good news for the UK.”

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