The government of Angola legislates on civil aviation

21 September 2018

Angola’s National Company for the Exploration of Airports and Air Navigation (ENANA) will be split up into two new public companies, according to a presidential decree approved on Thursday.

A statement from the President’s Office announced that the two new entities are the National Society for Airport Management, which will be responsible for the management and operation of the national airports, and the National Air Navigation Company, responsible for air traffic and air navigational safety.

The presidential decree created a management commission, under the Ministry of Transport, to carry out the restructuring of ENANA, whose duties include, among others, the day-to-day management of the company and its splitting.

The Council of Ministers, meeting in Luanda on Thursday, approved the creation of an authority for the prevention and investigation of aeronautical incidents and accidents.

The information was provided on Thursday by the Minister of Transport, Ricardo de Abreu, who added that the creation of the new authority was based on the international recommendation that this entity is independent and have autonomy.

The Minister also announced that the Civil Aviation Act will be amended to improve it and bring it into line with international standards, notably the Chicago Convention of 1944, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the European Union.

Abreu said that, within the framework of legal innovation, the National Institute of Civil Aviation (Inavic) will be transformed into a National Civil Aviation Authority to comply with ICAO recommendations. (macauhub)