Aviators Africa Academy is a social enterprise geared towards inspiring and engaging the next generation in Aviation and Aerospace in Africa.

Aviators Africa club seeks to be included in primary and secondary schools as extra curriculum activities where students with interest in the club will be thought basics in Aviation and Aerospace with licensed resource persons from The Aviation sector in various areas of specialization e.g.  Pilots, Cabin crew, Aircraft engineers, Dispatcher, Air traffic controllers etc.

To secure the future of aviation in Nigeria, the club is incorporating career fairs for undergraduates to give them access to summer internship job opportunities in the aviation sector and to help build their interest in Aviation.

This is in a bid to teach them what each career path means and the potentials therein. There will be basic practical lessons in emergency procedures e.g. firefighting, swimming and Aviation medicine etc. There will also be specialized summer camp for students during holidays which include aircraft and airport visitation to enable students to have hands on experience of equipment and uses in aircraft, airport facilities and operations.

FOUNDERS

TONI UKACHUKWU  CO – FOUNDER

Toni is the Chief Executive officer of Aviators Africa, a media and integrated marketing company with focus in the Aviation industry in Africa.

Toni is an experienced aviation, travel and tourism management professional with international exposure. He has more than 10 years’ experience and has provided strategic and people leadership for leading hospitality and aviation businesses in emerging markets

Toni’s contribution to the corporate travel industry earned him the post as a regional manager for Africa Business Travel Association (ABTA) based in Johanneburg South Africa.

Toni is the convener of Aviators Night, a networking platform for all the stakeholders in Aviation in Nigeria.

JON HOWELL  CO – FOUNDER

Jon is also Managing Director of AviaDev Africa, Africa’s premier air route development conference, dedicated to growing air connectivity to, from and within the African continent.

In 2018, Jon also launched AviaDev Europe, an event focused on Europe’s regional airports and airlines.

Jon has a deep-rooted passion for African development, with over 7 years working within the aviation industry in Africa.

Jon has launched AviaDev Insight Africa, the only podcast dedicated to African aviation development which has been downloaded in over 70 countries worldwide.

Jon is based in Manchester, England, where he is the marketing director of the local Manchester Africa Business Network, driving project investment into Africa.

Jon’s work in Africa has given him the opportunity to fundraise for the Gorilla Organisation, a UK charity, raising funds to protect the endangered mountain gorilla that is only present in Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC . Jon holds the role of Global Ambassador for the Charity.