Angola’s revised civil aviation law benefits all airlines

29 July 2013

A proposed review of Angola’s Civil Aviation Law, approved in broad terms by the country’s parliament, will benefit all air carriers in Angola, the chairman of Angola’s national airport management company Enana, Manuel Ceitas said Saturday in Luanda.

The new law, which is awaiting approval in detail, defines acts of illicit interference as being acts that put the safety of civil aviation at risk, air transport, hijacking aeroplane son the ground and in the air, illegal seizure of aircraft, forced flight operation instructions, amongst other issues.

According to Ceitas, the new law will also outline the responsibilities of companies that provide ground services, such as Ghassist, as well as the body that from now on will be responsible for investigating air accident in Angola.

Angolan news agency Angop said that proposed review to the civil Aviation Law (Law No. 1/2008, approved in January), was recently presented to parliament by Transport Minister, Augusto da Silva Tomás, with a view to meeting current international civil aviation requirements. (macauhub)