Africa gets UN thumbs up for air safety record

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The UN specialized agency on civil aviation has hailed the East Africa Community (EAC)’s aviation safety record.

Barry Kashambo, the regional director for Eastern and Southern Africa at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) told an aviation forum in Nairobi that the high standards has been validated by the continued progress in the ICAO safety audits taken in the last four years.

“Four out of the five audited EAC states are among the 12 that are above 60 percent effective implementation score in the Eastern and Southern Africa,” Kashambo said.
“This translates in 80 percent of the audited states being above the Abuja target of ensuring that Africa’s aviation accident rate be in line with global average by end of 2015,” he said during the occasion of the official opening of the fourth EAC Symposium on Aviation Safety.


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