Non-profit

Aviassist is a non-profit organisation. As a result, we can provide affordable, world-class safety promotion and reinvest all revenue back into African aviation safety.

Highly skilled

Our professionals have a long track record in the industry with a pedigree you can verify. We have earned worldwide respect since 1995 by tailoring our courses for the operational and educational context.

Passionate

Our volunteers have all walked a very different path in life but they have one thing in common: a profound passion for aviation safety and Africa.

Dedicated

We are uniquely powered by our professional volunteer facilitators, who are fully dedicated to making their contribution to safer aviation in Africa.

A quarter of a century of experience

AviAssist is the only independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting professionalism in African aviation safety. For over 25 years we have been acting as a catalyst for safety improvements in African aviation: impartial & independent. We are the only regional partner to the renowned Flight Safety Foundation.

We were founded to provide affordable access to world class safety promotion in Africa and that is what we still do today. Always learning, improving and developing. Our BIG vision is a series of three AviAssist Safety Promotion Centres throughout Africa, starting in Rwanda.

Board

Martijn Goettgens

Martijn Göttgens - KLM

Hellen Ndichu in LVI

Hellen Ndichu - RwandAir

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Christopher McGregor - ATR

Kees Oudendijk 2

Kees Oudendijk - treasurer

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Frank van de Laar - Aviatify

Kjell Kloosterziel

Kjell Kloosterziel
Royal Schiphol Group

Harriet Angetile 5

Harriet Nakazwe - ZACL

Office team

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Tom Kok - director

Rien op Schiphol

Rien Doorn
Senior program manager

Freddy Gitare

Freddy Gitare
ASPC-Rwanda Coordinator

Frank Tebbe

Frank Tebbe
Communications

Rieks van Rozen

Rieks van Rozen
Quality manager

Joeri Rijkeboer

Joeri Rijkeboer
Events

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Kaitlyn Smyth-Mayfield
Website support

Simon Prent

Simon Prent
E-learning support

Ada Aukje Engel

Ada Aukje Engel
Social media marketing

Blaise Bazimya

Blaise Bazimya
Social media assistant

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ASPC-Rwanda
Data Entry intern - vacancy

Our instructors & experts team includes

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Alireza Ahmadi
Aviation engineering

Frank Klap

Frank Klap
Human Factors

Kirabo

Gloria Kirabo
Wildlife management

Jan Huizing

Jan Huizing
Airport Fire Fighting

Jan Smeitink

Jan Smeitink
Accident & incident investigation

Bert Jansen

Bert Jansen
Ground Handling

Lucas van Gerwen

Lucas van Gerwen
Aviation psychology
Principal Researcher

Adrian Young

Adrian Young
Safety specialist

Jaco Bruggeling

Capt. Jaco Bruggeling
Flight operations

Philippe Carous

Philippe Carous
Aviation law

Gwen Dudok van Heel

Gwen Dudok van Heel
Leadership development

Wout Ruijs

Wout Ruijs
Ground Operations Safety

Ralf Overduyn

Ralf Overduyn
Aircraft marshalling

Jan Dirk Steenbergen 2

Jan Dirk Steenbergen
Aviation engineering

Rosanne Blijleven

Rosanne Blijleven
Airport Wildlife Management

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Harry Harrad
Safety Management & Ground Operations

Marlison Welvaart

Marlison Welvaart
Quality & Safety

Annual report

Our annual report to our partners gives an overview of our activities in the past year.

Annual report 2020

Annual report 2021

Annual report 2022

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Attendance & grading policy

Our attendance grading policy states the certification criteria for our courses, Focus Sessions and other events. Click here to access it.

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Privacy policy

Our privacy policy states how we deal with your personal data and about your 'right to be forgotten'. Click here to access our privacy policy.