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The Foundation is pleased to announce the following open courses and events, mostly taking place at the AviAssist Safety Promotion Center (ASPC)-Rwanda.
The ASPC-Rwanda is an initiative from the AviAssist Foundation and a joint undertaking with the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, RwandAir, the aviation academy of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the University of Tourism, Technology & Business Studies (UTB) in Kigali and the JAA-TO. The ASPC-Rwanda is growing into East Africa's leading resource centre for safety promotion, with training courses just one of the services offered. 
 For more information & registration forms for the events, please contact the foundation at training@aviassist.org 
More details and registration forms will also be posted to our website soon. 
Human Factors in Aviation
Kigali, Rwanda / 16-17 April & 19-20 April -  US$ 250 
Human performance is fundamental to operational safety in aviation as the majority of incidents and accidents are attributable to human error. This course introduces participants to the principles of human factors awareness, the factors that affect personal performance and how the human element interfaces with equipment, the working environment, the tools to be used and the organizational context.
Airport Wildlife Management
Kigali, Rwanda / 16-20 April - US$ 500
This course teaches the knowledge, skills and tools needed to implement an effective airport wildlife management plan. Numerous African airports face airport wildlife management risks that need to be addressed.The management of wildlife on and near airports is not usually an easy task. It can be as diverse as habitat manipulation to use of predators to repelling wildlife to lethal control of wildlife. Understanding wildlife hazards will increase chances for the implementation of a stakeholder supported wildlife management plan. 
Free Safety Symposium Friends of AviAssist
Amsterdam, The Netherlands / 25 April - free
Friends of AviAssist will host its second networking symposium on the Wednesday April 25th at the Aviation Academy of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. There will be an interesting line up of speakers connecting safety, human factors and leadership in aviation. 
Meet other aviation professionals and future employers. Join us to learn about exciting new possibilities to support our work. 
Once again, the symposium is free, also for non-members. 
An outstanding organisation like the AviAssist Foundation needs exceptional supporters. Friends of AviAssist was formed in 2015 to support the AviAssist Foundation. Friends play a vital role in the life of AviAssist and their contributions are greatly valued. Since its start, the passion and dedication of committed Friends have enabled hundreds of outstanding African aviation professionals to get access to best safety practices and enrich their careers.
Aircraft dispatcher's course
Kigali, Rwanda / 21 May - 1 July - US$ 4,175
This course is offered by Jeppesen under the auspices of the AviAssist Safety Promotion Centre - Rwanda. Jeppesen is part of the Boeing family.

Jeppesen has long and proven track record in providing Dispatcher Certification training, helping to prepare flight dispatchers worldwide to take the written, oral, and practical exams leading to issuance of an aircraft dispatcher license. Upon successful completion of the course, you will have the background necessary to earn the FAA Dispatcher Certificate, or a license issued through another National Aviation Administrations (NAA’s). 

Friends of AviAssist (www.friendsofaviassist.org) qualify for a very attractive discount.
Ground Operations Safety
Kigali, Rwanda / 4-7 June - US$ 500
Aerodrome certification of 229 international aerodromes is one of the focus areas of ICAO in Africa. At the same time, ground operations & handling is fast becoming a critical function in the aviation industry and indeed the supply chain.
Staff & inspector knowledge in ground operations is unregulated, limited and varies greatly by region. Make sure your staff applies international best practices so you don’t have to compromise on efficiency and safety for your clients. This course will teach the knowledge, understanding & applications of ground operations safety standards, working both on the basis of ICAO aerodrome certification standards and IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations standards. Learn about:
  • Auditing
  • Risk Management
  • Weight & balance
  • Quality Management
  • Fuel management & safety
  • Aircraft turnaround auditing
  • IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) 
  • Ground service equipment inspection & handling
  • Oversight of aerodromes & regulatory compliance
Safety in African Aviation conference
Kigali, Rwanda/ 13-14 September - US$ 350
Join us at the 6th edition of Africa's premier forum for the discussion and exchange of safety information. It brings together aviation professionals from airlines & operators, airports, civil aviation authorities, ATC, educational institutions, repair and overhaul organizations (MROs) and others, professionals from around Africa and around the globe. It provides a unique opportunity to benchmark your safety management performance.
Have access to cutting edge aviation safety content, hear from expert speakers on trending topics & get actionable insight from practical case studies.
The event also provides a unique opportunity to network with influential industry professionals.
More information on the event website www.2gether4safety.org
International Air Law & Policy
Kigali, Rwanda/ 17-19 September - US$ 400
Civil aviation simply couldn’t exist without the framework of international and national air laws that govern the ways we work. So what are these international agreements, and how do they affect your work every day? In this course, you’ll find out.
  • What are the most important rules applicable to civil air transport sector?
  • How is international air law adopted and enforced?
  • What are the main role / responsibities of ICAO, CAA, ANSP, airlines, airports and other aviation stakeholders
  • What is your main legal risk and how to mitigate them?
  • Drone regulations
  • Who is responsible in the event of an accident and to what extent?
  • How to finance an aircraft and why to insure it?
Flight Data Monitoring
Kigali, Rwanda/ 17-18 September - US$ 350
This unique in-region course will provide you with a solid appreciation of the technical,
operational, management and legal issues surrounding Flight Data Management (FDM). FDM helps pilots, managers and operators improve the
safety and efficiency of their flights by identifying hidden flaws and potential risks
in their daily operations. FDM is now also coming to the world of Cessna Caravans & Jetstreams. This course is held at Wilson Airport in co-operation with industry leader Flight Data Services.
Transport of Dangerous Goods
Kigali, Rwanda/ 17-21 September - US$ 625
The AviAssist Foundation is organising this intensive course to address the shortage of courses in the region addressing dangerous goods. The course gives an overview of many aspects of the transport of dangerous goods by air providing essential guidance to airport & airline managers and staff on best practices, procedures and regulations. It is taught by Special Cargo Services T&C, a Dutch CAA and IATA approved training and examination institute.
Upon completion you will understand and be able to apply the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. 
The course is taught in accordance with Chapter 1;4 of the ICAO Technical Instructions and Subsection 1.5 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.
The course fee include your own copy of the latest edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, valued at US$328.
About AviAssist
The AviAssist Foundation is the only non-profit organisation dedicated to providing impartial, independent, expert safety guidance and resources for the African aviation industry. 
We realise our incredible rates by deploying practising professional volunteers and support from the airlines for their transport as important pillars of our independent, non-profit status.
The course designs follow international standards as specified by the International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO, leading regulators from across the world and leading industry associations.

When it comes to our courses, our impact is that we bring courses and events for which there are currently no commercially feasible alternatives in the countries or sub-regions where the events are held. You can read more about our 'after course support' for our learners in our course catalogue that you can access by clicking here.

For more information and for special rates for enrolling more than 3 participants, contact us as training@aviassist.org

Please be mindful of the fact that all courses have a very limited number of places to ensure excellent facilitator-learner interaction.

The AviAssist Safety Promotion Center (ASPC)-Rwanda is growing into East Africa's leading resource centre for safety promotion, with training courses just one of the services offered. 

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