ICAO President: Bahamas See Improvements in Civil Aviation

By Juliet Van Wagenen | December 23, 2016
Send Feedback

The Bahamas. Photo: ICAO
The Bahamas. Photo: ICAO

[Avionics Magazine 12-23-2016] President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu recently visited the Bahamas, highlighting the progress the Caribbean has made in civil aviation. Aliu emphasized the importance of the impressive progress that Caribbean States have achieved in developing their civil aviation systems, in particular in terms of the priorities set forth under ICAO’s No Country Left Behind (NCLB) initiative.

Recognizing that the region has witnessed a 300 percent increase in the number of airports undergoing certification, a 20 percent increase in effective implementation of security standards in four states, and a further 120 percent increase in the resolution of a number of urgent air navigation deficiencies, Aliu repeatedly stressed ICAO’s appreciation of the efforts and dedication of the governments and technical experts who have been instrumental to recent regional success. He also highlighted the fact that within the first year of the NCLB implementation, no fewer than three countries achieved the 80 percent or higher regional safety target for the effective implementation of ICAO’s Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). Aliu also noted that the Bahamas are well positioned to support its regional neighbors as improvements continue.

Receive the latest avionics news right to your inbox