Angola to have new aviation law this year

25 July 2007

Luanda, Angola, 25 July – New civil aviation legislation aimed to regulate operators in the sector will be approved this year in the Angolan parliament, an official has said.

Machado Jorge, assistant director of the National Civil Aviation Institute (Inavic), told state radio that the new law, a revision of 2000 legislation to bring the country in line with international standards, has already been presented to the government to begin the process of approval.

Once the new legislation is approved, it will be necessary to endorse a series of new regulations for the aviation sector, added Jorge.

“If, for example, I have an operator who asks where a specific rule is written down, I have to show the documentation. It doesn’t mean that we don’t have this. We do, but we have to update it,” the civil aviation official explained.

Angolan national airline TAAG is currently blacklisted by the European Union due to safety concerns. (macauhub)