Africa is a continent with great opportunities in aviation. Of the 54 countries we have in Africa, none has designed, developed or manufactured an aircraft . Our airlines have been depending on the western and eastern countries for man-power in aviation maintenance, pilots , spares et cetera. Our flag carriers, domestic carriers and general aviation industries have experienced difficulties in growth as a result of relying heavily on the experts from developed countries . Aviation training in Africa has been the biggest problem and hence a major contributor in poor aviation development for a long time. However this trend is changing slowly as African airlines have embarked on training her own citizens and offering stiff completion to Western airlines. African aviation training institutions are now emerging and collaborating with universities from Western and Eastern countries to offer aeronautical degree programs to fill this gap.