The third and last day of the 30th IFATCA Regional Meeting of the Africa Middle-East Region started with the closed session for Member Associations. The meeting adopted the agenda for the 30th AFM RM and accepted the report from the 29th meeting in Abuja, Nigeria (2018).
Mr. Duncan Auld, President and CEO of IFATCA, then presented an update on the upcoming Conference to be held in Singapore in March 2020. He discussed the ongoing preparations, registration process and visas. Mr Auld continued with an update on the Federation’s budget and the adjustments that were made by the Executive Board since the Conference in Conchal, Costa Rica, in order to meet the requirements set by the Directors at Conference.
Mr. Wickel Yannick Elidjé (Côte d’Ivoire) presented the conclusions of a survey conducted within the AFM Region to find out what were the main issues and challenges of the Member Associations.
Mr. Walter Litto Mashaba (South Africa) introduced the problems caused by the lack of a SSR codes allocation scheme in Africa, and proposed certain solutions as a way forward.
Mrs. Nadia Bomowongo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) summarized the challenge of ICAO language proficiency in the region and walked the participants through a review of the current situation in Africa.
Mr. Ahmad Abba then provided the participants with an excellent presentation on the current status of the Safety and Just Culture in the AFM region.
Finally, the Kenyan Member Association presented an offer to host the 2020 AFM Regional Meeting in Mombasa, Kenya. The offer was accepted by the meeting.
The meeting was officially concluded by Mr. Habib Makki, Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Tunisia, Mr. Skander Khalfallah, Secretary General of the Tunisian Association – Association Tunisienne des Contrôleurs de la Circulation Aérienne (ATCCA), and Mr. Duncan Auld, President and CEO of IFATCA.