Cape Town – Improving aviation safety security and growth came under the spotlight at the three-day National Aviation Conference hosted by the SA Civil Aviation Authority (Sacaa) this week.
The gathering came at a time when Africa was reeling after one of its worst aviation disasters to date, where 157 passengers including eight crew members were killed when Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 crashed on Sunday.
According to reports, this was the second crash involving the Boeing 737 Max 8 after an Indonesian crash in October where 189 people were killed.
The crash data is still being investigated and no evidence has yet linked the incidents.
Sacaa director Poppy Khoza said: “Information sharing forums such as this one are very important.