Ethiopia rated as “Strong Aviation” in Africa

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has rated Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority as a strong aviation in Africa, reports said on Wednesday.According to ICAO’s team first auditing report, Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority scored 68 percent, which is above the world average 60. That would make Ethiopia one of the five countries with strong aviation in Africa.

ethiopThe authority scored 78 percent in ICAO’s audit that comprises of eight critical elements, including civil aviation rule, customer reception, institutional structure and manpower, it was indicated.

The auditing was conducted on Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopian Airports Enterprise, National Meteorology Agency and operators engaged in private aviation industry.

Ethiopian Airlines is growing fast and stretching its wings to every part of the world and ICAO’s inspection result is very vital for the airline to extend its popularity, Director-General of the Authority Wossenyeleh Hunegnaw said.

ICAO, a UN body that monitors the global aviation industry, inspects the regulatory body of the aviation sector in countries and the certification process and the air navigation service.

Ethiopia is one of the founding members of ICAO which was established in 1944 under the Chicago Convention.

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