Gaborone 15 June 2022: This morning at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SSKIA), an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) team of five experts began a six-day ICAO Coordinated Validation Mission (ICVM) to Botswana.
The ICVM is a follow up on the Corrective Action Plan submitted by Botswana after the previous 2018 Mission and confirm the level compliance, said Team Leader, Ousman Kemo Manjang
The Mission will assess the eight (8) Audit Areas of Legislation (LEG), Organisation (ORG), Personnel Licensing (PEL), Flight Operations (OPS), Airworthiness (AIR), Accident and Incident Investigation (AIG), Air Navigation Services (ANS) and Aerodromes and Ground Aids (AGA).
ICAO safety audits are regular, mandatory, systematic, harmonized and are carried out for all safety-related areas of ICAO Contracting States. During the audit, a State’s compliance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and associated guidance material, as well as related Practices for Air Navigation Services (PANS) is reviewed. The outcome of the audit is also used to offer advice to Contracting States, as applicable, in regard to implementation of ICAO standards.
During the last Validation Mission in 2018, Botswana’s scored 61.07% Effective Implementation score which is higher than the current African average of 56.94%.
The team concludes its mission to Botswana on 22 June 2022.