Before the arrival of the team from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), who are soon to arrive Equatorial Guinea with the purpose of conducting an audit on the surveillance and security of Aviation in the country’s airports, mainly that of Malabo for being the most central entry into the country.
To ensure that the country obtains a good rating from this audit, the Minister of Civil Aviation, Norberto Bartolomé Monsuy carried out an inspection of the facilities in Malabo International Airport, whose management is now in the hands of the company Ceiba Airports, in order to know first-hand the capacity and operational method of this newly constituted public entity and to ensure that there are no details that could diminish the ratings (ICAO) experts will give, Ruslán Obiang Nsue, director of Ceiba Airports, informed the government members that the management of his company is now different and more optimal, which has allowed the change of image and efficiency in the management of the services that are assigned to the corporation.
In response to the details that the minister himself detected, he assured that, with the budget already presented, in case of approval, these small deficiencies could be addressed.
The aforementioned audit that the country will soon receive is a universal aviation security oversight audit program (USAP), an essential component to guarantee aviation operational security and a cornerstone of planning.
The scope of the USAP in its continuous observation approach (CMA) allows to further improve the collection, treatment and exchange of aviation security surveillance information, as well as the realization of economies of the program activities. Improving the level of training of personnel and aviation surveillance activities to achieve the objectives established in the global aviation security plan.
“The results of the USAP program are essential to raise the level of effective compliance with ICAO standards in the Member States,” highlighted Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the Council of the organization in the approval of this program in 2017 “It depends on the quality and integrity of this data that we are able to offer tailored assistance, which in turn helps governments lay a strong foundation for global connectivity and access to the multiple socio-economic benefits of aviation,” he said..