The global Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) market will grow to US$89 billion by 2023, according to aviation experts, with the African MRO market valued at US$4.2 billion, having grown at an above-world average rate of 6% per annum.
This includes line maintenance, heavy maintenance, engine maintenance and components, with the strongest driver of MRO growth being components. The key trends to watch in the MRO market will be fleet demographics, evolving supplier relationships and surplus parts. New technology aircraft will replace older aircraft at a considerable pace in the coming years with significant implications for MRO suppliers and airline customers. It will be essential for airlines in Africa and elsewhere to ensure that they achieve cost-effective technical purchasing and efficient supply chain management.
The 24th MRO Africa conference & exhibition which was taken place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from16th-18th March, 2015 opened with the participation of more than 50 companies around the world and attended by more than 300 representatives of airlines, aircraft manufactures and civil aviation maintenance centers.
It was a visionary place where demand and supply meet according to the current position of Africa’s growing economic state. It was represented a great opportunity for SAFAT to take part in the region’s development by connecting with local authorities and organizations, especially within the field of aeronautic infrastructures.
It was offers an excellent exhibition area to showcase and exhibit our services, capabilities and attending high level seminars. This will prove as a good opportunity for us to maximize our presence through different opportunities available within Africa.
The most important visitors to Safat pavilion
- Sudanese Ambassador to the Republic of Ethiopia
- Sudanese military attaché to the Republic of Ethiopia
- Sudanese Minister Plenipotentiary
- Nick Fadugba ( CEO of African Aviation)
- Tewolde Gebremariam ( CEO Ethiopian airline)
Mr. Sadamba (African representative to ICAO training)
Representative of the transport and tourism Chamber – African Union