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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.

Feb 26, 2021

This is a recording of a live interview Juraj Toth did with Dirk Singer on 23 February 2021.

Dirk works as a Research Director at Simpliflying. He produces daily newsletter with updates on how aviation, travel and tourism are responding to the ongoing pandemic, what measures are here to stay, how travel will look like...


Feb 21, 2021

This episode is co-hosted by AviaDev Special Advisor, John Barcroft.

Almost 20 months after the last live AviaDev Africa event, we meet the 3 ambassadors and check in on their professional progress since the event. 

We discuss their personal aviation stories and hopes and dreams for the future. 

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Feb 15, 2021

This episode is the sixth in our "Audience with" series of live audience interviews recorded live on 12th February 2021.

Mr. Berthé is the Secretary General of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), the leading trade association for African airlines. He is also an air transport industry expert.

In the session, we...


Feb 9, 2021

In this episode, I am rejoined by Daniel Silke who featured in episode 3.

Daniel is a well-respected analyst and commentator on political and economic issues in Africa and beyond.

Together we explore:

  • The macro-economic trends and how these will impact Africa
  • The AfCFTA and how much impact it can have 
  • Financial...


Feb 2, 2021

This episode focuses on the upcoming GHI Digital reconnect Africa event taking place 16th February 2021, of which AviaDev Africa is a partner. 

We explore the format of the event, preview some of the speakers and key sessions plus take a look into the future of ground handling on the continent. 

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