AERCO participated on Wednesday, September 29, in the opening meeting of the certification process for Pointe-Noire A. A. NETO International Airport chaired by ANAC.
The opening meeting took place in the presence of ANAC, BCS, ASECNA, CONGO HANDLING, AIR FRANCE, ETHIOPIAN and various stakeholders and airport authorities.
The certification of Pointe-Noire airport combined with that of Brazzaville Airport will significantly improve the rate of effective implementation of the standards and practices recommended by ICAO.
Aerodrome certification is a requirement of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Its objective is to promote the safety and security of aircraft and passengers and to assess the compliance of airport facilities at A. A NETO International Airport with these requirements.
The certification process is carried out in five (5) phases with deadlines to be met.
PHASE 1: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST IN CERTIFICATION
PHASE 2: FORMAL REQUEST FOR AN AERODROME CERTIFICATE
PHASE 3: ASSESSMENT OF FACILITIES
PHASE 4: ISSUANCE OR REFUSAL OF THE CERTIFICATE
PHASE 5: PUBLICATION PLANNING IN THE AIP OF THE STATUS OF THE AERODROME
The first phase will consist of the aviation safety assessment and the environmental impact study.
Remember that a certified aerodrome is an aerodrome for which the manager (AERCO) and his staff have the necessary skills to operate and properly maintain it. A certified aerodrome is also a guarantee of safety for airlines.