Founding members of the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) convened for the first of the organization’s biannual board meetings in Rabat, Morocco, last week to discuss continued activity and strategy. Among its goals for this year is the commissioning of a study into the framework of business aviation in Africa that will be used to support future planning.
AfBAA also plans to host a regional symposium in the third quarter and publish a white paper in May that will “further enhance the association’s commitment to advocacy through in-depth research and provision of realistic solution-based propositions.”
AfBAA used the opportunity of its gathering to meet separately with Aziz Rebbah, Morocco’s minister of equipment and transport, and officials from the country’s civil aviation authority to discuss the business aviation landscape in Morocco. “Through advocating the importance of business aviation as an economic driver to key [regulatory authorities] we can increasingly make government bodies aware of the significance of business aviation,” said AfBAA chairman Tarek Ragheb. “In this case we were able to demonstrate our committed dynamic approach and received an extremely positive response from the Moroccan authorities, who recognize the value of the community in Morocco and further afield on the continent.”