IATA has signed a memorandum of understanding with the African Airline Association (AFRAA) to work together on a range of safety, security and market liberalisation efforts.

The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the IATA annual general meeting in Sydney by director general of the Association Alexandre de Juniac and AFRAA secretary general Abderahmane Berthe.

Together, the two parties will work to assist African carriers to implement IOSA and other IATA audits and manuals, support the implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market, enhance security through capacity building and lobby governments for lower taxes and charges.

"AFRAA and IATA share a common vision – the development of a safe, secure and sustainable aviation industry in Africa that facilitates business, trade and tourism and contributes positively to Africa's economic growth and development. This MoU with IATA will commit both our organisations to work together even closer on the main priorities for African aviation,” says Berthe.

Source: Cirium Dashboard