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Africa: AFCAC, IPADIS sign MoU for sustainable development of civil aviation


The International Partners for Aviation Development,Innovation and Sustainability (iPADIS) and the African Civil Aviation Commission,(AFCAC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that establishes a framework for mutual cooperation on the future sustainable development of civil aviation on the African continent.

“This agreement with AFCAC furthers our shared objective to enhance the
contribution of air transport to economic growth and social progress for African
people and businesses”, commented Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, founding
President of iPADIS.

“AFCAC values a collaborative approach with iPADIS in supporting its Member
States develop sustainable civil aviation systems at the national and continental
levels. This agreement further strengthens this position”, said Mr. Refer a Mekonnen, TEFERA, Secretary General of AFCAC.

Specific areas covered by the MoU include:
1. development of international civil aviation through aviation and inter-modal
transportation master planning covering safety, security, air navigation, air transport, environmental protection, passenger health, legal, and human resources;
2. aviation infrastructure development, including airports, air navigation, regulatory, operations and training facilities, as well as sustainable aviation fuels, green technologies and market-based measures;
3. progressive aviation technologies such as drones, urban air mobility,electric, hydrogen and solar powered aircraft, e-passports, e-commerce,cyber security and other AI applications, in order to facilitate equality of
access and non-discriminatory application of new technologies;
4. youth development and gender equality in the field of international civil
5. accessibility to persons with disabilities, humanitarian assistance, and prevention of sexual harassment, unruly behaviors, human trafficking,transport of illicit substances and endangered species; and
6. robust protection for the rights of consumers, victims of accidents and the
general public.


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