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AviaDev Insight is the first podcast dedicated to the African aviation industry.

We bring prominent industry voices to the table to establish the "ground truth" in an informal and candid fashion.

The podcast was created by Jon Howell, Founder and Managing Director of AviaDev Africa, Africa's premier event dedicated to developing air connectivity.

Oct 4, 2022

In this episode, we visit the beautiful country of Namibia to preview the upcoming Namibia Aviation and connectivity forum, which will take place November 16-18 in Windhoek. 

I am joined by the CEO of the Namibia Airports Company, Mr Bisey Uirab and Verengai Ruswa, the Project Lead for the event. 

In the episode, we...


Sep 22, 2022

✈️ The 21st September 2022 marked the 10th anniversary of Africa World Airlines (AWA)

🌍 AWA is a domestic and regional airline operating a fleet of Embraer ERJ 145s from a base in Ghana. 

Sean Mendis was employee #1 at the airline. In this episode, Sean tells the full story of how the airline was...


Sep 8, 2022

In this podcast, I am joined by Aaron Munetsi, CEO and Tatum Kok, Aviation Analyst from the Airlines Association of Southern Africa.

In the podcast, we discuss:

✈️ Aaron's first 12 months at the helm of AASA

✈️ How to manage a group of stakeholders that are in constant co-opertition?

✈️ How AASA is engaging...


Aug 9, 2022

In this episode, we speak to Chairman of Kuva Air, James Saruchera. 

Kuva Air attended AviaDev Africa for the first time in June 2022 and we pride ourselves on supporting all airlines that have an active Air Operating Certificate

Kuva is a Domestic Zimbabwean airline with a difference. The airline operates an Embraer...


Jul 15, 2022

A real highlight of the event is presenting the Ato Girma Wake Award for an outstanding contribution to route development in Africa.

This year's winner was Sanjeev Gadhia CEO of Astral aviation and that episode is freely available on the podcast as episode 212.

However, we couldn't resist dipping into the back catalog...