[Avionics Today 06-30-2015] Eurocontrol and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have signed an agreement to support African States that are part of ICAO AFI Region and their Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) in improving Aeronautical Information Services (AIS), including transition from AIS to Aeronautical Information Management (AIM).
Under the terms of the agreement, over the next year and a half Eurocontrol will assist IATA in its endeavor to improve the provision, consistency, completeness and distribution of aeronautical data in certain states of the ICAO AFI Region. The two entities will improve operations through a series of workshops that will take place at the AIS premises of the various states.
“Safety is our number one priority, and the need for greater safety in African aviation is particularly acute. The provision of improved AIS will help raise safety levels, as well as have spin-off benefits for noise and route efficiency,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s director general and CEO.