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AFRAA sees growth. (African Airlines Association)

Abuja, Nigeria-With only 99 days in office, the new secretary general of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) made his mark at the 23d annual general assembly, held in the Nigerian capital in March. Capt. Mohammed Ahmed, longtime chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines, made known his views at a meeting that all delegates praised as being the most businesslike in the history of the African air-transport industry's "summits." Credit for the way the 1 1/2-day assembly was conducted and the on-time performance of the sessions must be attributed to the chairmanship of Capt. Jonathan Ibrahim, managing director of Nigeria Airways, who had to replace Air Vice Marshal A.D. Bello as AFRAA president for 1990-91 on very short notice. in his first report as secretary general, Mohammad insisted that commercial cooperation can best be achieved through a pragmatic approach with the "near-time objective of targeting measures that will improve performance and services, increase productivity, allow greater schedule coordination and create a broader market base. …

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