Staff of the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority but also from private airlines last week commenced a two week training course, organized by ICAO, to update information and bring personnel the latest news and skills they need in today’s aviation world.
Earlier ICAO country audits had reportedly established deficits in some areas which were being progressively addressed through added training measures, in particular to strengthen regulatory oversight and improve the abilities of inspectors, streamline processes and adopt ICAOs latest recommendations and directives to ensure safe and secure air transport.
Also participating is RwandAir with key staffs which are understood to then pass on their course experience to fellow colleagues during in house training sessions.
The two week course was officially opened by the Minister of State for Transport Dr. Alexis Nzahabwanimana in the presence of the Director General of the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority and the ICAO Regional Representative.
Aviation safety in Africa is a mixed bag with some countries have amongst the world’s worst accident records and in the process making look the entire continent bad, which prompted ICAO to concentrate on measures to bring average air accidents and incidents down to global average levels over the coming years, concentrating in particular on strengthening oversight and enforcement amongst regulatory bodies.
Compiled by Jackie