Luanda — The licensing and supervision of the activities of air companies, mainly national ones, certification of some rehabilitated airports were some of the main tasks carried out last year by the National Civil Aviation Institute (INAVIC).
Another equally important activity was the certification of companies previously forbidden from flying due to the non compliance to international norms and manuals, as well as the instructions from the Transport Ministry.
The INAVIC, in its capacity as the aviation authority of the country, has been demanding the effective fulfilment of the Civil Aviation Law approved in 2008.
Approved by the Cabinet Council, the law incorporates norms recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
In the same line of action, in September 2011 INAVIC published a regulation on security equipment to prevent illegal interference.
The transport sector continues to be a developing area, judging by the level of some achievements, such as the new airport of Mbanza Kongo City and the construction of others with modern characteristics.
The Transport minister announced last year that with the appearance, in 2013, of the Higher Institute for Management, Logistics and Transports (ISGEST), the activity of the INAVIC is to get a boost.
He explained that the ISGEST will enable to capitalize resources and maximize the use of human resources, with training programmes for technicians and specialists in various civil aviation areas.
The minister revealed that all these new measures aimed at boosting the performance of the civil aviation sector have had the backing and guidance of the Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, as head of the Executive, who has emphasised the need to make the country's air space more and more secure.