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October 31st 2013:Aviation in Africa – Flying to Safety and Progress through Fear

One of the barriers to the growth of Africa’s tourism industry and intra-continent trade is our inability to move people and goods within the continent with relative ease. It is much easier to travel to Europe and America from many African countries than it is to travel to other African countries. In short, Africa does not talk to Africa. Air travel, which should be the solution to this problem, is plagued by profitability and most disturbingly safety concerns. Why is it so difficult for us to get this crucial sector working? Why have we recorded so many crashes in Africa, particularly in Nige

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Kayode Fajingbesi

Kayode Fajingbesi (Aviation Safety Specialist) Kayode is a private pilot and an accomplished safety professional. He obtained a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos and a Masters Degree in Aviation Safety Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona where he was the most outstanding student in his class. He has worked with leading Nigerian and U.S. airlines. He has also researched many contemporary aviation issues including the effects of fatigue on flight crews. He is particularly interested in the implementation of SMS (Safety Management Systems) in developing countries.
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