SOMALIA REGAINING ATC CONTROL OF ITS OWN AIR SPACE FROM CARETAKER ICAO

A SOMALIA air traffic control organisation has taken control of the country’s civilian airspace 26 years after the collapse of the country’s government left ATC affairs in the hands of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The handover of control to the Somali Civil Aviation and Meteorology Authority (SCAMA) happened on December 28 (2017). Meanwhile, on February 8 (2018), permission to give civilian night flights was granted, after a 20-year hiatus. SCAMA officials have characterised these changes as “historic”, telling Jane’s Airport ...


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