Tougher, Smarter Regulation Needed In Africa, Says IATA

The burgeoning commercial aviation sector in Africa is being impeded by “ill-conceived regulation, poor safety oversight, and inadequate and costly infrastructure”, IATA’s director general and CEO warned yesterday (June 23) at the body’s Africa-Middle East Aviation Day in Nairobi

The burgeoning commercial aviation sector in Africa is being impeded by “ill-conceived regulation, poor safety oversight, and inadequate and costly infrastructure”, IATA’s director general and CEO warned yesterday (June 23) at the body’s Africa-Middle East Aviation Day in Nairobi.

Tony Tyler called on the leaders of African nations to take a “smarter” approach to regulation, urging them to ensure full consultation with airlines, to consider unintended consequences and to ensure their approach is "proportional".

He also called for civil aviation authorities in African nations to be given greater resources and operational independence to ensure improved safety standards, highlighting that just 14 out of 54 states in the continent currently comply with 60 per cent or more of ICAO standards and recommended practices.

Currently Angola, Botswana, Djibouti, Eritrea, Malawi and Sierra Leone are all considered as having sub-standard aviation oversight by ICAO.

 

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