Region VI: Africa

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  • Region VI (AFI) Lead: Francisca Susan Mashibe, Tanzanite Jet Centre Ltd
AfBAA Promotes Business Aviation as Economic Development Tool in Africa
March 12, 2013
Lacking reliable roads, rails or scheduled air service to every corner of its 11.7 million square miles, Africa's 1 billion people and 54 nations need business aviation. AfBAA Executive Director Rady Fahmy, Executive Director of the African Business Aviation Association has a goal of establishing business aviation as an "asset that is recognized, valued and supported by governments, their respective aviation authorities, enterprises, entrepreneurs and business leaders." Learn more about bringing business aviation to Africa.
IATA Makes Change to In-Flight Broadcast Procedure for Africa Region
January 25, 2013
To reduce the risk of incidents during high-traffic periods, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has made a change to in-flight broadcast procedure (IFBP) for the African Flight Region (AFI). Effective Mar. 7, ten minutes before entering the AFI, pilots will be required to monitor and report on 126.9 MHz. If departing an airport within the region, monitoring is expected to start as soon as appropriate and continue until clear of AFI airspace. A list of occasions when reports will be required and items to be included in each report is available in the IATA notice. Review the updated IATA IFBP.
African Business Aviation Association Forming
April 23, 2012
Jack Olcott, past president of NBAA, is helping form the African Business Aviation Association (AFBAA). The group held its first meeting in December 2011 and about 10 operators and manufacturers have been involved in establishing AFBAA's mission statement, bylaws and policies. "Having an 'umbrella' organization allows the African business aviation community to speak with one voice," said Olcott. "This will be a very positive development for Africa, and for the global business aviation community." Read more about the new association in Africa.
U.S. Government Moves to Prohibit Flights Over Libya
March 23, 2011
Citing “safety and national security concerns,” the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on March 20 issued a Notice To Airmen (NOTAM) and a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) prohibiting U.S. civilian flights over Libya. SFARs are used to define requirements that are not included in existing regulations; this one notes: “An armed conflict is ongoing in Libya and presents a potential hazard to civil aviation.” Specific hazards listed in the SFAR included damaged pavement on runways at Libya’s international airports at Benghazi and Tripoli and possible loss of air navigation services. Learn more and read the SFAR.