The end of the tunnel seems to be emerging for the aviation sector in Madagascar. Guitteye Amadou, Director General of the Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa (ASECNA) confirms improvements in air safety in the country. The rate of non-compliance with international standards has decreased significantly compared to the audit conducted in 2008 by the International Organization for aviation safety, as well as the European body in charge of this area.
This rate is 44% for the Civil Aviation Madagascar (ACM), a figure that is below the world average of around 45%.
"The compliance rate for Air Madagascar around 90% at present. We can say that the aviation sector Malagasy knows no major problem " , says the illustrious visitor, responding to a question about the penalty hanging over the company Air Madagascar.
According Benjamina Ramanantsoa, Minister of Transport, the Commission of the European Union will decide on the case of Madagascar during its session of November. All reports on this issue have already been submitted by the Malagasy to different entities. In addition, a delegation of technicians should go to Brussels next month.
"Madagascar has made significant efforts to make the necessary corrections in relation to the non-compliances identified by the 2008 audit. We now await the decision of the European Union on the output or not Air Madagascar from List B, " said the minister.
To return to visit Guitteye Amadou, it is significant support for the aviation sector in Madagascar. According to his explanation, he first came to bring his thanks to the Minister of Madagascar to support it in its application to the Directorate-General for Asecna. He also announced plans for building infrastructures that serve air traffic control in Madagascar, among others, a radar to be installed in Antananarivo. He also stressed financial support for the Civil Aviation Madagascar.
"I am very satisfied with the benefits Asecna in Madagascar, which is probably the best part of the 17 other members of the agency," says the CEO.
The arrival of a delegation from Emirates in December 2011 has not left the Malagasy State insensitive. According to Tourism Minister, Jean Max Rakotomamonjy, Madagascar has already indicated his interest in the company for potential cooperation.
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