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Nigeria highly-ranked in ICAO safety report

13 August 2013, 11:06

Lagos - The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has rated Nigeria highly in its latest global safety standards report.

The West African country is listed among 14 countries from the continent in terms of effective Safety Implementation, which is above the global average of 61 percent.

Other highly-ranked countries in Africa include Cape Verde, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritania, Morocco, South Africa, Sudan, Togo, Tunisia and Zimbabwe.

The ICAO 2013 Safety Report is based on the work of the organisation’s auditors, who investigated levels of compliance by individual country across the world.

They audited ICAO’s more than 200 member states.

ICAO stated in the report that in an effort to establish and implement an effective safety oversight system that reflects the shared responsibility of the State and the broader aviation community, each ICAO member state should address all of the eight Critical Elements (CEs).

These eight categories address the entire spectrum of a state’s civil aviation oversight activities.

The eight CE areas ICAO expected the states to address include Legislation, Organisation, Licensing, Operations, Airworthiness, Accident, Investigation, Air Navigation Services and Aerodrome.

On its “Focus on Africa”, the ICAO Safety Report 2013 noted that Traffic growth projections in Africa were promising as forecasts indicated an annual growth rate for international traffic of 6.1 percent over the five-year period.

A solid strategic planning process for safe and efficient operations, both nationally and regionally, is necessary to accommodate the expected traffic growth, ICAO stated.

The organization stated that Africa had shown its leadership towards this end especially during the Ministerial Conference on Aviation Safety in Africa held in Abuja, Nigeria in July 2012.

- CAJ News


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