SCAA MEETS ICAO DEADLINE TO SWITCH TO NEW FLIGHT PLAN FORMAT
The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority has yesterday switched to the new internationally required flight plan format as recommended by ICAO, the International Civil Aviation Organization based in Montreal.
At 4 am on the 15th of November, the deadline ICAO had set for global compliance, was the transfer according to a regular source with deep inside knowledge about aviation affairs on the archipelago completed and the new format now applies to all flights in and out of Mahe.
The Seychelles was at the forefront of the working group to introduce these changes into the Indian Ocean island region and hosted a meeting back in February this year to ensure that neighbouring jurisdictions were equally on board to implement the latest measures taken by ICAO to make aviation safer and its administration more user friendly through adaption of the latest technologies.
The investment SCAA had to undertake at ATC in Mahe was pegged at 16 million Seychelles Rupees at a present exchange rate of 13 SR versus 1 US Dollar. Congratulations for this timely compliance.