Africa Quarterly Update

Quarter 1, 2019

CANSO membership in Africa continues to grow, the latest addition being Roberts Flight Information Region, which is a cooperative venture between Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to provide air navigation services for en-route flights in their combined airspace. A truly inspiring example for the region in the application of safety management best practice, Roberts FIR won the CANSO Global Safety Achievement Award 2018.

CANSO attended the 30th Ordinary Plenary Session of AFCAC in December in Livingstone, Zambia. Tefera Mekonnen was appointed as Secretary General. In addition, CANSO participated in the eleventh ICAO Air Services Negotiation Event (ICAN2018) in December. CANSO held workshops on the CANSO Africa ATM Safety Peer Review Initiative, as well as on the Mombasa ATFM Roadmap. These workshops were attended by 150 delegates and provided a snapshot of CANSO’s regional focus on transforming ATM performance.

CANSO attended the inauguration ceremony of the solar-at-gate pilot project at Moi International Airport, Mombasa, Kenya. The inauguration ceremony of the solar facility marks the first airport to have a solar PV system in East Africa. 

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