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An Ethiopian 737-800 in Nairobi (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Parker Davis)

Africa Focused On Opening Skies, Agrees to Safety Requirements

The global pandemic, despite its downsides, has been a wake up call for the industry in Africa considering the healthy, safety and even the larger economic concerns in the continent, which have been debated for years but until now largely ignored. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and the African Union's (AU) African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) have agreed on a three-year safety project aimed at providing technical support to African air operators while ensuring…