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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 28, 2019

This episode focuses on the British Overseas territory of St Helena. An island full of fascinating historic significance, it is living proof of the neverending power aviation has to connect and transform communities. 

James discusses the challenges involved in getting the airport opened to commercial traffic and what...


Oct 21, 2019

Mugabe Isaac is a young aviator that is due to graduate as a licensed aircraft dispatcher from the Ethiopian Aviation Academy in November 2019.

He has been associated with AviaDev since 2016 and this is his inspirational story of what can be achieved with a strong work ethic and incredible belief.

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Oct 13, 2019

This episode was recorded in Paris just ahead of the announcement that Ravinala Airports will host AviaDev Africa 2020 in Antananarivo, 6-8 May 2020. 

We discuss the progress of the new terminal project, the key markets of interest for air service development and find out some more about the new dawn that Madagascar is...


Oct 9, 2019

This episode was recorded on 24th September 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the African Hotel Investment Forum, Africa's premier hotel investment event organised by Bench Events 

Former podcast guest and friend of AviaDev, Rick Taylor sat down with Esayas to discuss the move into hotels, the key challenges facing...


Oct 7, 2019

Released on the day of the inaugural Windhoek-Cape Town flight, I spoke to Simon about why now is the time to spread their wings regionally, the airline's history and plans for future expansion. 

You can find out more about the airline at https://www.flywestair.com/en