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European Aviation Safety Review 2020

EASA publishes Annual Safety Review (ASR) - 2020

EASA being the European Agency for Flight Safety, provides with the Aviation Safety Review (ASR) an overview of the safety situation in aviation in Europe across all domains:

  • aeroplanes, 

  • helicopters,

  • balloons, 

  • sailplanes, 

  • aerodromes / ground handling and 

  • air traffic management / air traffic navigation services

Find under the link the entire document for download.

28 October -1 November 2019

8th Technical Working Group Meeting

28 October 2019

7th EASA International Cooperation Forum

Zambia participation and contribution matters!

This year Zambia plays an exclusive role in the ICF, the EASA International Cooperation Forum which takes place in Montenegro from the 10 to the 12 of Septemebr 2019.

Check the event and the agenda under the link below.

ASSP II-Z Newsletter #3

News from the project

We are pleased to launch the 3rd newsletter of the ASSP II- Z project, with the latest project news and highlights of the local aviation news.

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6th Technical Working Group Meeting

25 March 2019

The 6th Technical Working Group meeting was held on 25/03/2019 in Lusaka. Representatives from the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Finance, Civil Aviation Authority, EU Delegation and EASA participated in this meeting. 


Its overall objective was to exchange the views on the achievements of the project and to provide the inputs to the next Steering Committee Meeting. Progress on implemented activities was noted and highly appreciated. Planned activities were very well received by participants. 


The highest importance was given to the priority setting of the planned activities to be implemented in  the coming months.

3rd Steering Committee meeting

14 November 2018, Lusaka

On 14th November 2018, representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, European Union Delegation to Zambia and COMESA, Civil Aviation Authority, EASA, ZACL and other Industry representatives gathered to discuss the performance of the Aviation Sector Support Programme which will continue till 2021 and will provide further technical assistance to key institutions and sector stakeholders with a view to enabling Zambia to meet the required international standards for civil aviation

 

You can read the press release jointly issued by following the link below.

ASSP II-Z Newsletter #2

November 2018

We are pleased to launch the 2nd newsletter of the ASSP II- Z project, with the latest project news and highlights of the local aviation news.

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In Flight #2

Quick News of 07/11/2018

Regional News

PASTA-CO ECCAS: EASA is pursuing its relationship with Central Africa to enhance aviation safety

EASA has launched a new project with the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), named PASTA-CO (Projet d’Appui au Secteur du Transport Aérien en Afrique Centrale et Occidental, or, in English, Air Transport Sector Support Project to Central and Western Africa).

This project aims to enhance aviation safety in the region by providing capacity building, through training of the technical personnel of both the Regional Safety Oversight Organisation (RSOO) and national Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) of the region.

The project will particularly focus on those two levels: regional and national, with the purpose to reinforce the RSOO and move towards its operationalization. This project is complementary to the former EU funded project ATA-AC (Amélioration du Transport Aérien en Afrique Central, or, in English, Improvement of Air Transport in Central Africa), which ended in December 2017.

The region has embarked on the adoption of EU-based rules, which will facilitate not only regional integration, but also the process of keeping the rules up-to-date and in compliance with international standards. The newly launched project will provide initial and refresher trainings. It will also initiate the autonomisation of the region in terms of training, by training instructors and running workshops for CAA managers.

Its areas of activities will cover the domains of personnel licensing, operations, airworthiness and aerodromes.

 

The project budget is €1.7 million.

  

30th Ordinary Plenary Session of AFCAC

The 30th AFCAC Plenary will now take place at the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort along Mosi-oa-Tunya Road in Livingstone, Zambia from 04 to 05 December 2018 at the kind invitation of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Zambia.


The 30th AFCAC Plenary Session will deliberate on crucial matters relating to development of AFCAC Work Programme for the triennium 2019-2021.


This Plenary Session of AFCAC will be also devoted to the election of the new Bureau of the Commission, as well as nomination of candidates for ICAO Council Elections and the Air Navigation Commission Elections.

Looking ahead

 

The 3rd Steering Committee of the ASSP II project is scheduled to take place on 14 November 2018 in Lusaka.

The 2nd newsletter of the ASSP II project is in the making. Check our website regularly to download it.

Project’s Technical Working Group Meeting

19 September 2018

In the framework of the EU funded ASSPII-Z project, a Technical Working Group meeting was held on 19/09/2018 in Lusaka at the premises of the European Union Delegation to Zambia. Altogether 11 representatives from the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Finance, Civil Aviation Authority, EU Delegation and EASA participated in this meeting. 


Its overall objective was to exchange the views on the achievements of the project and to provide the inputs to the next Steering Committee Meeting. Progress on implemented activities was noted and highly appreciated. Planned activities were very well received by participants. 


The highest importance was given to the priority setting of the planned activities to be implemented within the next reference period.

1st SMS/SSP Conference & 2nd Steering Committee meeting

21 & 23 May 2018, Lusaka

Following the success of the aviation safety promotion event which was hosted by the Zambia Aviation Services Training Institute (ZASTI), organised by the ASSP-II project and that gathered more than 60 aviation industry stakeholders from Zambia; and the fruitful 2nd Steering Committee meeting of the project,  the ASSP-II, the EU Delegation to Zambia and COMESA and the ZCAA issued a press release.

 

You can read it by following the link below.

ASSP II-Z Newsletter #1

May 2018

We are pleased to launch the 1st newsletter of the ASSP II- Z project, with the latest project news and highlights of the local aviation news.

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In Flight #1

Quick News of 11/05/2018

Most recent activities

 

Air Navigation services Expert Deployment (Currently on-going)

The expert started to work with the ANS local experts and service providers on the 9th April. During his long term deployment he will support the CAA to review internal documents, deliver OJT, propose changes to regulation and provide day-to-day support to the staff.

  

Quality management systems OJT (Currently on-going)

From 3rd April to 13th April 2018, an On the Job Training is taking place with the local staff to support the review of horizontal processes, indicators and the quality manual.

Technical working Group

On 5 April 2018, representatives from the European Delegation to Zambia and COMESA, Ministry of Transport, the Civil Aviation Authority, the National Authorising officer and EASA met at the EU Delegation HQ in Lusaka to discuss the performance of the project, challenges, proposals and coming activities.

Looking ahead

 

ASTI will host the 1st safety promotion activity in  Zambia. The SSP/SMS Awareness Raising Conference will take place on 21 May 2018. Do you want more information about ZASTI? Consult their website.

The EU Delegation to Zambia will be visiting the new Airport terminal building in the coming weeks.

Press Release to be issued soon! 

The 1st newsletter of the EU-ASSP II is in the making. Check our website regularly to download it.

Welcome to In-Flight

Quick online news on the project and its activities

The EU-ASSP II-Z project is happy to launch the In-Flight Quick News!

Check the website regularly to see what is new in the project!

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Launch of the EU-ASSP II-Z

6-7 December 2017, Lusaka - Zambia

EASA, the EU Delegation to Zambia and COMESA and the Zambian CAA issued a press release to announce the launch of the EU-Aviation Sector Support Programme II to Zambia. The 1st Steering Committee meeting of the project took place back to back with the International Civil Aviation Day comemorations in Lusaka.

 

You can read it by following the link below.

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