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by World Airnews correspondent Wallace Mawire

The Zimbabwean aviation sector will undergo an International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Co-ordinated Validated Mission (ICVM) to take stock of aviation-related compliance issues in member countries.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) director-general Elijah Chingosho, the ICVM is an exercise where a team of ICAO auditors will visit the country to check on the implementation of the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) on all non-satisfactory Protocol Questions (PQs) that were raised in the 2019 full scope audit.

Chingosho said that a high Effective Implementation score signifies the proficient implementation of applicable ICAO standards and recommended practices.

All aviation operators in the country, including scheduled operators, charter, airports, and air navigation service providers and other stakeholders to fully co-operate and render the necessary support before, during and after the audit.

“The CAAZ remains committed to deliver on its mandate, ensuring full compliance to the global aviation safety and security standards,” said Chingosho.

ICAO is an international agency of the United Nations created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of civil aviation across the world. At present Zimbabwe is one of the 36 council members of ICAO.

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