International Aviation: Federal Efforts Help Address Safety Challenges in Africa, But Could Benefit from Reassessment and Better Coordination
DIANE Publishing, 2009 - 43 pages
The African continent is important to U.S. economic, strategic, and foreign policy interests, and efforts have been made to improve commerce and connectivity to benefit the two regions. However, the continent has the highest aviation accident rate in the world, which has hindered progress. Recognizing the importance of improving aviation safety in Africa, the U.S. and the international aviation community have worked to improve aviation safety in Africa. This report discusses: (1) challenges in improving aviation safety in Africa; (2) key U.S. efforts to improve aviation safety in Africa and the extent to which they address the identified challenges; and (3) international efforts to improve aviation safety in Africa. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.
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