Efforts to Modernize Air Traffic Management, Regulatory System Contributing to Airline’s Success: NISS

Addis Ababa: The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) said efforts being carried out to modernize air traffic management system and strengthen regulatory frameworks are contributing to the airline’s success.

Ethiopian Civil Aviation International Security Audit began in Addis Ababa today.

The international audit is underway for the first time under the coordination of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in partnership with the International Civil Aviation Organization.

The opening of the audit was attended by senior government officials from NISS, Information Network Security Administration (INSA), Immigration and Citizenship Service, Ministry of Transport and Logistics, and Civil Aviation Authority among others.

On the occasion, Deputy General Director of NISS, Sisay Tola stated that one of the reasons that has made the Ethiopian Airlines the pride of Africa beyond Ethiopia is that its high priority given to render safe aviation services.

Ethiopia prioritizes sustainable g
rowth while upholding the highest standard of aviation security, Sisay indicated.

According to him, the government of Ethiopia is investing in infrastructures, cutting edge technologies and manpower trainings to detect and deter potential threats.

He said modernization efforts in air traffic management system and strengthening regulatory frameworks continue to be the airline’s success.

Ethiopian takes in its role as a leading institution in the aviation sector within Africa and maintains a close partnership with international civil aviation organization for decade, he added.

Aviation Security Sector Director at NISS, Asrat Kejela said Ethiopia has proven track records of hosting and successfully completed audits conducted by various international reputable organizations including America, France, UK, and Canada among other with great achievements.

These audits serve as a testament to Ethiopia’s unwavering commitment to transparency, accountability, and adherences to the global aviation security standards
, the director noted.

The audit will be conducted over the coming ten days at the Addis Ababa International Airport and other airports in the country.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency

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