KENYA CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY LAUNCHES eSERVICES AND SAFETY PERFOMANCE MEASUREMENT

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is continuously investing in the modernization of the civil aviation infrastructure to grow the aviation industry which is a key facilitator to trade

Nairobi, August 12th, 2016-----The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority whose mandate is to efficiently manage air safety matters within the Kenyan space has launched eservices and safety performance measurement known as Mandatory Occurrence Reporting (MOR) and VRS(Voluntary Reporting Systems) which will automate issues reporting in the Aviation industry.

 

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is continuously investing in the modernization of the Nairobi, August 12th, 2016-----The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority whose mandate is to efficiently manage air safety matters within the Kenyan space has launched eservices and safety performance measurement known as Mandatory Occurrence Reporting (MOR) and Speaking at the occasion, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority’s Director General, Capt. Gilbert Kibe, said that the reporting systems manifests the regulator’s pursuit to maintain Kenya’s status quo, as the regional Aviation Hub and a requirement by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to establish State Safety Program (SSP) under the ICAO manual 19 and ICAO Document 9859 on Safety Management Manual.

The implementation of these safety reporting systems that have been adopted from the General Civil Aviation Authority of the United Arab Emirates will improve Kenya Civil Aviation Authority service delivery to its Aviation Consumers within the Kenyan boarders through automated business processes that enhance its oversight capacity. The move is also in line with the government’s policies which have prioritized growing the Aviation Industry mandate to strengthen the aviation sector, which is a key facilitator to trade.

Aviation is a vital sector in Kenya’s economy and an important component of the African economy. The aviation industry in Kenya lends to economic contribution with direct impact valued at Kshs. 58.9344 Billion annually which is equivalent to 1.1% of Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and indirectly through tourism valued at over Kshs. 140.68bn annually. The industry is expected to grow by an average of 5% p.a. in the next 14 years.

This growth has necessitated the need to invest in the industry and hence the strategic direction taken by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority towards this goal which will see the aviation regulator match the demand from the industry. The establishment of a vibrant and highly competitive civil aviation industry has been deemed critical for the development of Kenya and aviation has been identified as one of the growth drivers of Vision 2030 which aims to make Kenya a middle income economy by the year 2030.

In his closing remarks, the Directory General urged all Stakeholders to continue supporting the aviation regulator in its various endeavors to improve and grow the aviation sector.

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