The safety level at Lomé’s airport is better than the global average

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 15:57
The safety level at Lomé’s airport is better than the global average

(Togo First) - Two weeks into the audit launched by Lomé’s international airport (AIGE) to get its aerodrome certified, experts from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said the platform meets 80% of security standards imposed by the organization. This is 20% more than the global average, commented Edem Semenya, aerodrome inspector and chief of the auditing team. According to him, the AIGE is on the right track to get the certification needed to keep running its aerodrome. 

While lauding the airport’s security standards, ICAO experts recommended an update of the aerodrome manual, the SGS manual, and the lighting of some obstacles at the aerodrome. 

Before the certificate is effectively issued, noted Col. Gnama Latta, an audit report will be produced and submitted to the national agency for civil aviation (ANAC). The latter will then forward the report to Société Aéroportuaire de Lomé-Tokoin, alongside a corrective action plan. It is only when this plan is validated that the ANAC will provide the AIGE the certificate without which it cannot operate its aerodrome. 

In parallel, let’s recall, the AIGE recently obtained its health certificate for efficiently handling the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Séna Akoda

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