2017 Events

July 2017. CSIR Wind Tunnel Tour
Education Event: Learn about the role of wind tunnel's in aviation and a visit to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) national facility.

When: 3 July 2017
Where: CSIR, Brumaria, Tshwane
Facilities: CSIR has 7 wind tunnels that enable South Africa to test the aerodynamic features of everything from cars to supersonic jets and rockets. These are restricted national facilities that require that everyone be pre-approved.
Time: 12h00 to 16h00
Contact: Gift Kgadima

Sponsor: CSIR 
The CSIR, is a world-class African research and development organisation established through an Act of Parliament in 1945. The CSIR undertakes directed, multidisciplinary research and technological innovation that contributes to the improved quality of life of South Africans. The organisation plays a key role in supporting government’s programmes through directed research that is aligned with the country’s priorities, the organisation’s mandate and its science, engineering and technology competences.

Key issues that the CSIR seeks to address through various interventions include: creating a vibrant economy and employment opportunities; building a capable state that is able to consistently deliver high-quality services for all South Africans; contributing to the development of economic and social infrastructure like transport, energy, water resources and ICT networks.  

October 2017. Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) 47th  Annual General Assembly
Event (closed): Learn about human capital and its role in aviation.  

When: 12 to 15 October 2017
Where: Port Edward, Eastern Cape 
Contact: Dy Moonsammy

Sponsor: Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA)
AASA is the leading representative airline organisation within southern Africa, working together with leaders of the aviation industry and senior public and government officials on policy, regulatory, planning, operational, safety, security and financial matters affecting the overall profitability of the airlines and their continued sustainability.

AASA was formed to represent the mutual interests of its members. Membership is open to all airlines based in southern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands. There are currently 18 Airline Members from this region. In addition, Associate Membership is open to airline partner organisations. There are currently 30 Associate Members, including Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), and airports, both provincial and private airports, the Air Traffic & Navigation Services (ATNS), the South African Weather Service, several oil companies, major aircraft manufacturers, engine manufacturers, a ground handling company, IT service providers, tourism organisations and other industry associations and partners.

AASA also leads and coordinates the airline industry position on airport, airspace and civil aviation issues, as well as consumer legislation, environmental and tourism matters, and provides media response to important industry issues. In undertaking this mandate, AASA represents the airline industry on approximately 15 Standing Committees and Boards involving both public and private stakeholders.  

November 2017. Wonders of Aviation Annual General Meeting
Event: Wonders of Aviation Annual General Meeting. 

When: 7 November 2017
Where: OR Tambo Protea Hotel, Rhodesfield, Johannesburg
Contact: Dy Moonsammy

December 2017. Cape Town International Airport visit
Education Event: Learn about aviation safety.  

When: TBC
Where: Cape Town International Airport 
Contact: Dy Moonsammy

Sponsor: International Civil Aviation Authority 
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a UN specialized agency, established by States in 1944 to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention). 

ICAO works with the Convention’s 191 Member States and industry groups to reach consensus on international civil aviation Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and policies in support of a safe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible civil aviation sector. These SARPs and policies are used by ICAO Member States to ensure that their local civil aviation operations and regulations conform to global norms, which in turn permits more than 100,000 daily flights in aviation’s global network to operate safely and reliably in every region of the world. 

In addition to its core work resolving consensus-driven international SARPs and policies among its Member States and industry, and among many other priorities and programmes, ICAO also coordinates assistance and capacity building for States in support of numerous aviation development objectives; produces global plans to coordinate multilateral strategic progress for safety and air navigation; monitors and reports on numerous air transport sector performance metrics; and audits States’ civil aviation oversight capabilities in the areas of safety and security.