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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.

Dec 20, 2019

Alex MacPhail has developed a large social media following through his storytelling as an airline pilot.

This episode focuses on how Alex's life in aviation as a pilot has inspired a passion for high-performance teams. We discuss his career, the concepts of leadership and how to ensure high performance no matter your...


Dec 4, 2019

In this episode, I speak with Stuart Barwood, Director, Strategic Partnerships for airlines and travel at Forter, about the thorny issue of aviation fraud. Just how much money are airlines losing to fraudulent activities and what strategies can be adopted to address the issue?

To download the Fraud Attack Index 

To...


Nov 21, 2019

This special episode was recorded at 36,000 feet somewhere between Mauritius and Addis Ababa on board the "Techlion Profit hunter", E2-195. 

We talked all things Africa, including how Embraer has grown from a presence of 40 aircraft to 200+ in 2019; the impact the E2 can have in the market and the story behind the...


Nov 18, 2019

This episode was recorded on 12th November 2019 at the 51st AFRAA AGA. 

We discuss the focus on human capital development through The Flying Academy of The Air Mauritius Institute which started operations in August; the opportunity to position Mauritius as a hub for Africa-Asia; and the short, medium and long term goals...


Nov 15, 2019

This episode was recorded live at  the 51st Afraa annual general assembly on November 11th 2019. 

The topic for discussion was SAATM. Where to from here and the panel was ably moderated by Aaron Munetsi, Director Government, Legal and industry affairs at AFRAA.  

You will hear from Eric Ntagengerwa, Senior policy...