International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has certified Bangladesh achieving 77.46 per cent effective implementation of aviation safety standard compliance.
“It’s an extraordinary achievement for Bangladesh and for the first time in Bangladesh history,” said an official at Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) on Thursday.
The ICAO conducted an audit on 19-26 September and came up with the results in terms of safety standard. A six-member ICAO team conducted the audit on Bangladesh.
In 2012, Bangladesh achieved 50.8 per cent effective implementation status of safety standard compliance through ICAO Coordination Validation Mission (ICVM).
The auditors looked into eight specific issues like primary aviation legislation, organization, personal licensing, operations, airworthiness, aircraft accident investigation and air navigation services, said the official.
The government thinks through Bangladesh’s acceptability in operating aviation sector will see a big boost this achievement, CAAB public relations officer AKM Rezaul Karim said in a written statement.