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ECOWAS assesses regional aviation infrastructure

11 June 2015, 21:36

Abuja - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has embarked on a comprehensive study of airport facilities in the region in a move aimed at standardising and harmonising  airport and aviation infrastructure in the region.

The exercise in all the 15 countries in the regional grouping has a special focus on safety standards, technical capacity, funding and maintenance of equipment.

Also read: ECOWAS 40th anniversary celebration deferred

“The idea behind the study stemmed from the need to benchmark aviation infrastructure within the region in line with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)  standards which each member state will be required to attain,” the regional bloc stated.

The Managing Director of Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, Ibrahim Abdulsalam, commended ECOWAS for the study and expressed confidence that the report of the exercise would provide ways to build a uniform aviation structure across the region.

- CAJ News


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