Ghana to participate in ICAO conference in Canada

Mr Darko-Mensah (second from right), with other members of the delegation at the conference.

Mr Darko-Mensah (second from right), with other members of the delegation at the conference.

The Deputy Minister of Aviation, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah is leading Ghana’s delegation to the 13th Air Navigation International Civil Aviation Conference (ICAO) currently ongoing in Montreal, Canada.

They include aviation experts from the Ministry of Aviation and the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority as well as the Ghana Meteorological Agency.

Held every ten years, this year’s event which is on the theme “From Development to Implementation’’ would be attended by over 800 participants from ICAO member states.

The conference provides an opportunity for member states and aviation stakeholders to work towards ever-evolving global strategies for safety and air navigation planning, development and implementation.

It will collate views of the global aviation community around major objectives for safety and air navigation and set priorities for the coming years.

Technical discussions which are expected to lead to agreement on a set of high-level recommendations in different key performance areas of the air navigation system would take place during the conference.

The recommendations would be submitted for approval to the ICAO Council for subsequent endorsement by the 40th Session of the Assembly next year.

Ghana is scheduled to present a paper to support the existence of the African-Indian Ocean (AFI) planning and Implementation Regional Group (APIRG) in improving its contribution to regional air navigation development.

The Regional Aviation Safety Group- African – Indian Ocean (RASG-AFI) would help in the analysis of safety information and hazards to civil aviation at the regional level, review of the action plans developed within the region to address identified hazards and ensure follow-up to Global Aviation Safety plan (GASP) activities as required.

Currently, RASG-AFI activities are focused on the resolution of safety concerns (SSCs), fundamentals of safety oversight, aircraft investigation and emerging safety issues including runway safety, controlled flight into terrain and loss of control in flight. 

By Times Reporter

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