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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.

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Jul 20, 2020

In this episode, recorded on 17th July 2020, we meet Wrenelle Stander, CEO of Comair Ltd and discuss the following:

  • The business rescue process and when we can expect to see Comair flying again
  • The dynamics of the Southern African aviation market and how Comair can emerge stronger post-Covid. 
  • How the industry is...

Jul 14, 2020

In this episode, Jon Howell is joined by the TRM management team, James and Hugo Hill to discuss airline insurance. 

Did you know that some premiums have increased 30% year on year and that insurance can represent around 3% of an airline's operating cost? 

For any startups, we talk about the insurance you need to...

Jul 9, 2020

This exclusive episode was recorded 8th July 2020. 

Gidon Novick is a former Comair CEO and founder of who is planning to launch a new domestic airline in South Africa.

Amongst other things, I asked the following:

Why now is the right time to launch an airline?
What equipment does he plan to deploy?

Jul 2, 2020

Recorded on 2nd July 2020, this webinar was brought to you by Tuscar Aero Consulting and featured the following speakers:

David Aher Tuscar Aero Consulting

Dikko Nwachukwu jetWest Partners

Aaron Munetsi African Aviation Expert

Our aim was to determine how we can improve the resilience of African airlines to ultimately...