23 - 24 October 2018

Breaking barriers in the aviation industry through innovation.


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Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS) is proud to present the seventh annual AVI AFRIQUE Africa Aviation Innovation Summit.

Digital aviation is becoming an increasingly important topic as we move into an era of unprecedented technological innovation as well as a rise in global air passenger traffic. In 2018, this number rose by 6.5%, bringing the total number of passengers to a staggering 4.36 billion total. According to the Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC), digital aviation – which includes everything from
unmanned traffic management to developing the next generation of air traffic control in an environment of steadily increasing air traffic density and 'on-demand' requests – should be a top priority and addressed collaboratively by airports as well as aerospace and air traffic management companies.

The AVI AFRIQUE Summit theme for 2018 is 'Breaking barriers in the aviation industry through innovation'. As such the Summit seeks to explore how the industry deals with the emergence of incidental and/or real-life barriers that may lead to a need for realignment and restructuring – from an Air Navigation Services Provider or Civil Aviation Authority perspective.

With the pace of air travel growth already causing strain across the sector and passenger numbers expected to increase by close to 50% by 2050, solutions other than expansion of airport capacity and ground infrastructure need to be found.

While great strides have been made by putting in place recommended standards and practices to encourage and promote innovation within the aviation fraternity, the industry needs to employ continuous innovative means to evolve with the changing times, while remaining inherently safety-conscious.

AVI Awards

What do the AVI Awards seek to achieve?

The AVI Awards creates a platform that collates great ideas and assists innovators in turning their innovations into commercially-viable products and services. We want to create a pipeline of relevant aviation-related innovation ideas, products and services that seek to address the challenges faced by the industry and also look at improving on existing aviation technologies, services and products.