The Airport of Lomé resumes process to renew its airdrome certificate

Friday, 02 April 2021 15:51
The Airport of Lomé resumes process to renew its airdrome certificate

(Togo First) - The Société Aéroportuaire de Lomé Tokoin (SALT) has resumed steps to renew its airdrome certificate after halting the process in 2019 due to Covid-19.

In this framework, experts, from Senegal, Niger, and Togo, are gathered since March 29, 2021, with the executives of the entity which manages infrastructures at the International Airport of Lomé (AIGE). 

For two weeks, all the parties meeting will assess the airdrome facilities ensuring they are safe for use and confirm the safety of the Togolese air space. This assessment, the AIGE indicates, “is the 3rd out of 5 phases of the process to examine equipment, facilities, and operational procedures in line with applicable certification standards.”

The five phases concerned are the expression of interest by the applicant, the formal application including the evaluation of the airdrome facilities and equipment, the issuance or refusal of the airdrome certificate, the publication of the status of the certified airdrome, and the required details. 

According to the experts gathered, emphasis will be put on how efficiently the applicant will manage its operations and potential issues will be addressed to the applicant in written form. They further observed that it would “befall the applicant to take the necessary measure to tackle these issues” before securing the requested certificate. 

The SALT’s airdrome, it should be noted, has been operating for a year with a provisional certificate issued by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC).    

Daniel Agbenonwossi (intern)

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