Washington, DC
5/26/2016

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A Raffle was held in honour of AIRLINK during the Annual Awards Gala Dinner at the 25th Anniversary African Aviation Air Finance Africa Conference & Exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa, from Monday, 9th to Wednesday, 11th May, 2016.

The raffle prizes were donated by African Aviation Services Limited (an iPad Air and Swarovski Bracelet) and Investec Bank, South Africa (Leather Laptop Bag and Nelson Mandela Book). The amount of UK£1,035.00 was raised during the Raffle and African Aviation Services Limited doubled this amount to UK£2,070.00.

Airlink is a rapid-response humanitarian relief organisation that links airlines with pre-qualified non-profits and African Aviation is very pleased to honour Airlink for the exemplary humanitarian work it performs across the globe, including in Africa.

The primary purpose of the raffle was to publicise to the African aviation community the good work that Airlink performs worldwide and to solicit further support. During the dinner Mr Ryan Barrett, Senior Vice President, GECAS, delivered a presentation on behalf of Airlink’s Executive Director, Mr Steven J. Smith.

The raffle was conducted by Mr Nick Fadugba, CEO, African Aviation, with the assistance of Mr Ryan Barrett and Mr Jep Thornton, Partner, Aerolease Aviation, USA.

The raffle winners were Mr Mark Hanley, Vice President, Airline Leasing & Sales, BOC Aviation, Singapore; Mr Adil Zebdi, General Manager, Zenith Airways, France; Mr John Meakin, Managing Director & Head, ECA Aircraft Finance, JP Morgan, UK, and Mr Simon Knechtli, Executive Director, Willis Towers Watson, UK.

The African Aviation Awards were introduced by African Aviation Magazine in 1999 in Washington DC, USA, in order to give International recognition to those individuals, companies and organisations who have made significant contributions to aviation development in Africa.  African Aviation, part of African Aviation Services Limited, was established by Nick Fadugba in 1990 to promote aviation development in Africa and facilitate economic and social development across the continent.  This year, African Aviation celebrated the 25th Anniversary of its MRO Africa and Air Finance Africa Conferences.

Photo Caption: 

(From Left) Mr Nick Fadugba, CEO African Aviation; Mr Mark Hanley, Vice President, Airline Leasing and Sales, BOC Aviation, Singapore; Mr Adil Zebdi, General Manager, Zenith Airways, France; Mr John Meakin, Managing Director & Head, ECA Aircraft Finance, JP Morgan, UK; Mr Simon Knechtli, Executive Director, Willis Towers Watson, UK; Mr Ryan Barrett, Senior Vice President, GECAS, and Mr Jep Thornton, Partner, Aerolease Aviation, USA.

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For more information, please contact:

Nick Fadugba, Chief Executive Officer, AFRICAN AVIATION

Tel:           +44 1206 844288

Fax:          +44 1206 844299

Email:       nickfadugba@africanaviation.com

Website:   www.africanaviation.com

Twitter:    @AfricanAviation

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