NAVYA has recently completed a training Program for a number of African Civil Aviation Authorities under the umbrella of the SIASA (Support to the Improvement of Aviation Safety in Africa) Project, implemented by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) on behalf of the European Commission.
EASA is working towards harmonisation and implementation in each partner country of the international aviation safety rules and procedures.The main beneficiaries of this Project are states from the sub-Saharan Africa.
The EASA-led component is designed to improve aviation safety standards in Africa with an overall target of helping states meet ICAO standards.
The aviation safety project covers a wide range of areas including personnel licensing, air carrier operations, airworthiness, aircraft accident and incident investigation and aerodrome certification. Activities include legislative and rulemaking aspects, implementation measures, fostering regional organisations, and training.
Specifically, NAVYA was awarded for the development and delivery of a Training Program on AOC Specific Approvals for Flight Operations Inspectors of different African countries on the following themes:
- Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Operations
- Minimum Navigation Performance Specifications (MNPS)
- Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM)
- Lof Visibility Operations (LVO)
- Extended-range Twin-engine Operation Performance Standards (ETOPS)
- Dangerous Goods: Responsibilities, Emergencies, Checklists, Approval Process…
The training not only included extensive theory about regulatory requirements, fundamentals, equipment, operational procedures and examples of approval processes, but also practical exercises reflecting common situation encountered in sub-Saharan Africa.
This training programme is meant to be delivered three times in the course of the SIASA project implementation period.