The Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO) and AviAssist, Africa's only independent and also non-profit organisation dedicated solely to the safety improvements in African aviation, have announced a partnership to further expand the AviAssist Safety Promotion Centre (ASPC) in Rwanda.

The partnership aims to establish a long-term mutually beneficial association in capacity building on aviation skills as well as business and leadership skills at the foreseen ASPC in Rwanda.

The ASPC-Rwanda is geared to become (East) Africa's leading aviation safety resource centre, making Rwanda and States in the East and Southern African ICAO region more self-sufficient at safety promotion. The centre imparts training and safety training that is crucial to support aviation experts in their role as safety leaders and champions.

Paula V. de Almeida, director of JAA TO commented: "We are very pleased to launch this cooperation. JAA TO is committed to promoting the aviation safety around the world and this partnership helps us to achieve this goal in the high-growth African region. The vision of ASPC is perfectly in line with JAA TO's mission and vision to increase the safety in the region and globally."