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RwandAir Commended for Safety and Security

  • Publish Date: Posted almost 6 years ago
  • Author:by Torkel Waak (Rtd B744 Captain)

Rwanda has been recognised for its excellence in aviation safety and security oversight by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations.

The ICAO recently audited eight areas of the country’s aviation sector, including the state of airports, air navigation services and aircraft suitability for safe flight, as well as the capability to investigate accidents and incidents.The results illustrated Rwanda’s aviation safety excellence with an overall result of 73.7% in terms of aviation safety controls, which is above both the African average and the global average of 67%.

These results are expected to provide a platform for the flag carrier, RwandAir, to gain eligibility to fly in North America and further in Europe, in addition to its existing routes in the UK.

In parallel to the aviation safety initiatives, the recently launched Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative aims to bolster the competitiveness of the African airline industry in the international air travel market. For improving intra-African air connectivity, the project sees the creation of a single unified air transport market in the continent.

RwandAirs’ continued record of success and expansion positions it as an excellent opportunity for pilots looking for new flying opportunities. Combined with the growing strength and capability of the overall African aviation market, RwandAir will continue to solidify its position as a growing regional and international competitor.


About RwandAir

Rishworth Aviation partners with RwandAir to offer Pilot job opportunities. These assignments offer favourable conditions including an open-ended contract term. RwandAir operates a fleet of A330, B737, Dash 8-Q400, and CRJ900.

Rishworth Aviations’ dedicated RwandAir team will ensure you receive the very best service while living and working in the vibrant and colourful city of Kigali, Rwanda.

About the base - Kigali

Operating from Kigali, Rwanda, as its hub in the heart of Africa, RwandAir is one of the fastest growing airlines on the African continent and operates to over 20 cities spanning Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. The airline recently commenced three times weekly services between Kigali and London Gatwick, signifying the airline’s ambitious growth plans to expand their international reach, with future plans to fly to the U.S. and China. RwandAir is a member airline of the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), and is an EASA, IOSA and ISAGO certified operator.

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