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Rwanda to obtain aviation safety certification

By IGIHE
On 22 May 2018 at 11:21

Rwanda is set to obtain the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a certificate that recognizes the state’s significant progress in resolving safety oversight deficiencies and improving the effective implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices.

Known as ‘ICAO’s President Safety Certificate’, the certificate will be presented in a the launch the four-day Aviation Safety Management Symposium that is taking place in Kigali starting from this Tuesday.

Speaking in a press conference yesterday, the State Minister for Transport in the Ministry of Infrastructure, Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye said that the certificate is presented to the country that exhibited progress in aviation safety compliance.

“In the evaluation that had been conducted by ICAO in 2012, Rwanda made 44 per cent in aviation safety compliance. But, in the 2017 evaluation Rwanda made 73.7 per cent which marks the progress of about 30 per cent. That is why the ICAO president will present the certificate to President Paul Kagame as a way to recognize Rwanda’s progress in aviation safety compliance,” he explained.

Rwanda is set to receive the certificate as the country continues to introduce new reforms and regulations regulating civil aviation sector.

The reforms are expected to facilitate Rwanda’s career, RwandAir being eligible to easily access Europe and America markets because the reforms include the requirements by civil aviation companies from these continents.

According to ICAO, the effective implementation of ICAO’s global Standards and Recommended Practices is considered a fundamental prerequisite today for establishing air transport’s rapid global connectivity, and in turn the many socio-economic benefits it helps to realize.

State Minister for Transport in the Ministry of Infrastructure, Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye

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