L        Skills Development & Training Programmes / 2024

 L        Skills Development / 2024

    Obama Foundation Leaders Africa

  • Closing Date for Applications: 
    9 February 2024 at 12:00 PM USA Central Time (UTC-6).
  • Apply Now!

 L                   Obama Foundation Leaders Africa Virtual Program 2024 - 2025

Closing Date for Applications: Friday, 9 February 2024 at 12:00 PM USA Central Time (UTC-6). 
Apply Now!

The Obama Foundation Leaders Africa Program seeks to build a growing network of innovative and values-based changemakers who will drive positive change in their communities, the continent, and the world.

Leaders Africa is a 6-month, non-residential, virtual leadership journey for 35 emerging leaders from across the continent focused on exploring values-based leadership skills and building deep relationships with fellow cohort members.

The Virtual Leaders Africa Program seeks to identify exceptional leaders in public, civil society, and the private sector who have a clear issue-focus and who can illustrate the impact of their work. Our objective is to build a network of values-based leaders, who create positive, innovative change in their communities, throughout Africa, and around the world.

 L        Skills Development / 2023

    AASA & IATA Training Programmes


Virtual Sustainability Training Programme

Your chance to make a difference- it is our planet!

21 - 22 February & 7 - 8 March & 18 - 20 April

Registrations closed.

There comes a time when every one of us gets the chance to be the difference we aspire for ourselves, for our families, for our communities, for our country and for our planet. Now is that opportunity – let us do this together.

In partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), AASA has put together a not to be missed Skills Development Programme enabling your team to step and make a difference.

This is a virtual programme scheduled as follows:

Course TitleDurationDate
Aviation & the Environment2 days21 - 22 February 
Sustainable Aviation Fuels2 days7 - 8 March 
Design a Sustainability Strategy & EMS for Aviation3 days18 - 20 April 

To maximise the effectiveness of the programme we need a minimum of 8 participants per session. Read more...

    AASA Training Programmes

Time: 09: 00 – 17:00 
Date: Wednesday, 29th March 2023 – a full day of learning and doing. 
Venue: The Protea Hotel – OR Tambo 
Address: Corner of York &, Gladiator Street, Rhodesfield, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1619 
Phone: +27 011 977 2600


Business Solutions by AASA

One-Day Immersion Programme for Airline Executives

In partnership with Hahn AirHitit and AerCap

29 March 2023  |  Johannesburg  |  Protea Hotel OR Tambo

The implementation sessions for the three critical areas for airlines, who are focusing on developing the resilience required for their businesses, are around the corner: Wednesday, 29 March 2023 to be precise.

The one-day immersion experience is designed for airline executives who are responsible for these critical areas: 

1.  Revenue ManagementGenerating income for the business as efficiently and effectively as possible
2.  Fleet PlanningIdentifying and sourcing the aircraft required for the best fit to the business plan and model
3.  Network PlanningOperating to destinations that bring the best results to the business

The subject matter experts who will be facilitating the Implementation Sessions have invaluable experience and insights – they have gone through similar challenges in their careers. They are collaborating with AASA to impart their experiences and knowledge for the benefit of the participants. 

Our objective is simple: give our Members all the support they need to achieve their business survival and growth objectives.

The Facilitators provide the resource our Members need: 

  • Mr. Jerome Simelane (Revenue Planning, Scheduling & Airline Partnerships Specialist). Generating income for the airlines Jerome has worked with (including SAA, SA Express and Fly Blue Crane) is his passion. Expect to hear the latest trends from him. A straight talker, he will give you insights to take back to your work.
  • Mr. Sean Mendis (Airline Executive, Author and Visionary Changemaker). Sean will facilitate the Aircraft Fleet & Leasing overview.
  • Mr. Orhan Sivrikaya (HITIT Business, Scheduling & Network Planning Specialist). Orhan, who excelled in Network Planning at Turkish Airlines and HITIT, will be facilitating the Network Planning session.  The correct network decisions enable the airline to achieve its objectives. 
  • Mr Phillip Collings (Hahn Air Director of Corporate Sales). Phillip will participate as a Supporting Facilitator regarding the importance of Distribution and Retailing in the Revenue Management session.

Time is now

Each airline member should nominate one person per module – that means one person for the Revenue Management session, one person for the Fleet Planning session, and one person for the Network Planning session. 

AASA in conjunction with its partners will cover the costs of the sessions, the meals, and all the material that will be handed out. Your investment is the cost of transport and or lodging for those who will be coming from out of town.

Read more and/or download this information in .pdf format.