KAAO: The Principal Benefits
The Principal Benefits enjoyed by members of the Association can therefore be summarised as the following:
a)Â The ability to influence the development of aviation in Kenya through collective representation.
b)Â The ability to “desensitise” difficult issues affecting individuals or individual companies by having the Association act for them as mediators or negotiators, with Government, the press, clients etc.
c)Â The opportunity through regular meetings to keep abreast of developments, benefit from the input of others’ experience in a commercially competitive environment and be party to responses to current events and to decisions which will influence future developments.
d)Â Access, particularly for new members, to the experience of others and the support of an established organisation in the maintenance of standards of safety and proper pricing, regardless of commercial pressure from customers.
e)Â Direct access to Government with the weight of the whole industry behind the representation and discussions.
f.Â The opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the training of future pilots and engineers without the need to establish individual training facilities.
g. The ability to discipline competing organisations in cases of violations of standards, objectively and without prejudice.
h)Â The opportunity to benefit from various agreements negotiated by the Association on behalf of its members, which they could not have concluded individually owing to their relative size, e.g. rebate travel arrangements with airlines, medical insurance etc.
i) Access to the services of an experienced Executive at fraction of cost of employing such persons directly.
j) The provision of a forum where matters of flight safety can be discussed and brought to the attention of the Government bodies whenever necessary.