Azerbaijan to establish program on flight safety
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 2
By Azad Hasanli – Trend:
The Azerbaijani parliament at its plenary session has passed the draft amendments to the law on aviation, which envisages the creation of a government program to ensure the safety of flights.
The amendments were prepared on the basis of the proposals of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Other changes include the provision of the relevant executive body with the right to check the status of safety on aircraft belonging to other states. These inspections will be carried out in line with the flight schedule of the aircraft.
Earlier, Director of Azerbaijan’s State Civil Aviation Administration Arif Mammadov said that currently, there is no program on ensuring flight safety in Azerbaijan.
However, currently, the ICAO requires touching upon the issues related to the flight safety in a special program, which envisages the creation of a special system ensuring the flight safety, noted Mammadov.
Moreover, he had said that the Administration won’t prepare new rules, but will change and expand the existing ones and will bring them to a level of a program. An ICAO audit will be held in August 2017 that will allow determining the compliance of the existing aviation standards with the international ones.