The African Business Aviation Association has
further strengthened its relationship with the Commercial Aviation Association
of South Africa, CAASA, by adding a dedicated CAASA Pavilion to this year’s
inaugural AfBAC EXPO event.
A dedicated exhibition area will provide the
association with a platform from which to host its own members, and will form
part of the wider international business aviation exhibition.
Qualifying participants will be entitled to a
3m x 3m booth at a preferred CAASA Pavilion rate. A limited number, twenty in
total, of the one-size booths will be available for small to medium sized South
African businesses with headquarters in the country.
“It is our job to ensure that we maximise all
possible opportunities to promote the sustainable development of the general
aviation industry in South Africa. We already have a good relationship with the
Association and the CAASA Pavilion brings a welcome stage for our domestic
members. We are pleased that Africa’s first dedicated business aviation
conference is taking place in our own nation, and want to give it our full
support,” said Leon Dilman,
CEO of CAASA.
The ExecuJet Lanseria Airport facilities will
host the exhibition, static display and workshops.
The exhibition forms part of the larger event
that also incorporates a one day conference on 29 November. The static display
and exhibition will be held at Lanseria Airport, Johannesburg on 30 November and
1 December, and will run alongside a series of workshops, and multiple
As part of the AfBAA relationship CAASA
members will also be able to upgrade their existing CAASA membership to become
AfBAA members. The option has been developed to support the growing number of
aviation enterprises operating in South African business aviation.
“Working together with other aviation
organisations brings many benefits to all concerned and encourages information
and knowledge sharing. We are delighted to have CAASA supporting the first AfBAC
EXPO and anticipate their members will welcome the opportunity to highlight
their business to the African business aviation sector,” said
CEO of AfBAA.
AfBAA already collaborates with the African
Aviation Training Organisation, the Joint Aviation Authorities Training
Organisation, and has recently become a partner with the UK’s Royal Aeronautical