Occupation: Professional field
Occupational Position: FAA certified commercial pilot and an aircraft maintenance engineer
Currently, Susan is working on her FAA Certified Flight Instructor ratings while setting up the first FAA Flight School in Africa.
Susan Mashibe was the first female with the above mentioned qualifications in Tanzania. She currently runs Tanzanite Jet Centre, a very successful Fixed Base Operation company she founded in 2003, the first of its kind in Tanzania, specializing in providing logistic support to corporate, diplomatic and private jets in the region. Through a number of her innovations in client services and business operations, Susan has transformed the way business aviation operates in East Africa.
Her company now provides a one stop shop for all private jets needs. Her clients include Heads of State, monarchs, Fortune 500 executives, celebrities, and military flights. Susan also runs another company, Kilimanjaro Aviation Logistic Center, that process landing and over flight clearances for private jets throughout the African continent. Ms. Mashibe is now a recognized leader in business aviation in Tanzania and East Africa. Previously, Susan worked for Duncan Aviation, a Fixed Base Operation company in Michigan USA, where she performed scheduled heavy inspections on various business jets.
Aviation Management at Western Michigan University
2009 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow