EVP AFI/MID Captain Souhaiel Dallel. Northern part of AFI Region , suffers the consequences of the Arab Spring : Political instability Security problems Economic crisis both locally and regionally (Europe)
Northern part of AFI Region, suffers the consequences of the ArabSpring:
Economiccrisisbothlocally and regionally (Europe)
Airlines are made vulnerable by the combinedeffect of a decrease in activity and dramaticrise of costs (social, fuel, etc.)
Pressure made by some Gulf Airlines, on new governments of the region, to grab some markets where local Airlines are vulnerable.
Pilot associations can play a decisive role
The followingproblem areas wereidentified:
ineffective communication infrastructure and poor coordination proceduresbetween ATS units.
ATC proficiency and a urgent need for continuation/recurrent training
Lack of coordination betweenFIRs, sectors and withinunits
Need for investment in infrastructure and people
Performance Based Navigation:
Establishment of the AfricanRegion (AFI) Flight Procedure Programme (FPP), thatwillfoster all aspects of PBN implementationincluding training, procedure design, validation and quality assurance, airspace design, and operationalapproval
January 2014 : Commencement of full operations
The politicalcontextisquitesimilar to the Northern part of Africa (Syria, Iraq, etc. )
Bigconcerns about the overflying of Baghdad and SyrianFIRs
Urgent need to manage airspace in a flexible manner.
We are watching the young Gulf citizensinterested in our jobs.
I invite you to discuss this matter and many other issues at the AFI MID Regional Meeting to be held on Saturday
SATURDAY 13 April 2013 14.00-18.00
Rapporteur, Carole Couchman
Venue: Munster Room, Ground Floor