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Uganda to host world Aviation Week events

Uganda will host important back to back international conferences including the 31st African civil aviation commission (AFCAC) extraordinary plenary and the international civil organization (ICAO 6th and Indian Ocean (AFI) aviation Week. (PHOTO/FILE)

MUNYONYO – Uganda will next week host the 6th Africa and Indian Ocean (AFI) Aviation Week events, under the auspices of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The much anticipated Aviation Week will run from May 13 -17 at Speke Resort Munyonyo, in Kampala.

The high-level event will bring together Directors General of Civil Aviation Authorities, Aviation Safety and security representatives, experts of AFI Region Member States, and other representatives including experts from international and regional organizations.

The organizers told PML Daily that the air transport industry will be represented including airline and airport operators, air navigation service providers, and Approved Training Organisations.

Mr. Vianney M. Luggya the manager public affairs at CAA said the main objective of the 2019 AFI week events is to engage all of these participants on current challenges, and to suggest solutions or mitigation measures to address them.

Participants he noted will seek to identify opportunities to improve the effective implementation of critical elements of the State safety and security oversight systems, and deliberate on emerging issues with special focus on safety and security concerns.​

The AFI week event comprises several important meetings including:  Sixth Aviation Safety Symposium of the Africa-Indian Ocean (AFI) Region, 22nd Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Comprehensive Regional Implementation Plan for Aviation Safety in Africa (AFI Plan) and 4th AFI Aviation Security and Facilitation Symposium

Other events include 8th meeting of the steering committee of the comprehensive regional implementation plan for aviation security and facilitation in Africa (AFI SECFAL Plan)

The events will also provide an opportunity to highlight the benefits of aviation as an enabler to economic development, promote development of National Aviation Plans, raise awareness on air connectivity in Africa through the Single African Transport Market, and present the results of the Infrastructure Development Gap Analysis in Africa.

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