First African Aviation Operations Safety Summit Opened in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa: The first African Aviation Operations Safety Summit opened today in Addis Ababa under the theme ‘Be the Champion of African Aviation Safety.’

The opening was attended by the CEO of the Ethiopian Airlines Group, Mesfin Tasew, the Secretary General of African Aviation, Abdurrahman Barth, Director-General of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, Getachew Mengiste, and the Executive Director of the Global Foundation for Operational Safety, Hassan Shahwani.

In his speech, the Secretary General of African Aviation, Abdurrahman Barth, stressed the importance of air safety as it is fundamental to African aviation operations.

Ethiopian CEO, Mesfin Tasew explained the importance of advanced technology in the field of aviation and its role in reducing air disasters, noting the importance of training human staff in controlling safety and the necessity of considering it as an institutional culture for the benefit of passengers.

Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority Getachew Mengiste stressed Ethiopia’s com
mitment to air safety standards through Ethiopian Airlines.

He urged all stakeholders in the field of aviation to cooperate and exchange experiences to achieve Abuja’s air safety goals.

It was learned that 20 African countries have achieved international air safety goals, including Ethiopia and South Africa. In 2023, no air accidents were recorded in Africa.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency