The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced that the Qatar has made significant progress in the field of civil aviation safety. Qatar is among 48 states that have made progress in overcoming deficiencies in safety control and improving the effective implementation of international rules and recommendations related in the field.
Qatar has achieved a 91.16 percent compliance rate according to the new standards set by the ICAO, which was implemented in 2018, making Qatar the first to receive such a high percentage through the results of a comprehensive audit on all aspects of the safety of civil aviation system.
The ICAO honoured the Civil Aviation Authority for this achievement, with Chairman of Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) H E Abdullah bin Nasser Turki Al Subaey having received a certificate of appreciation from Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the ICAO.
The ICAO appreciated the qualitative achievement of Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority at the level of the results of the comprehensive audit of the safety of civil aviation, according to ICAO’s global programme to verify the conformity of the Qatari air safety standards with the international standards and specifications contained in the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation.
Qatar also received another certificate of appreciation in recognition of the results achieved in 2017 in the application of the standards of civil aviation security, by obtaining a 99.10 percent in the application of the standards of Annex XVII on the security of civil aviation, which is the most important criterion in the field of security audit.
The State also achieved 96.76 percent with regard to the implementation of vital elements related to civil aviation security, and 100 percent in the application of security standards contained in Annex IX to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.
The honour comes within the framework of Qatar’s participation in the meetings of the 40th session of the General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal, Canada.
The QCAA has achieved a record in the results of the comprehensive audit of the safety of civil aviation according to the International Civil Aviation Organization’ Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP), which verified the compliance of States’ safety standards with the international standards and specifications contained in the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation and its supplements.
Qatar occupies an advanced position in the field of security and safety of civil aviation in the world, due to its attention to civil aviation in general and safety and security in particular, by applying the highest international standards and international requirements in this area.
Thanks to the directives of Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, as well as the efforts of all sectors related to the aviation industry in the State, Qatar has become one of the first countries to achieve the highest international standards in safety and security of civil aviation.
Qatar is the first country in the Middle East to implement comprehensive European aviation safety regulations.
Source: The Peninsula