Thursday, June 27, 2013

■ SOUTH SUDAN: First batch of SSCAA managers undergo training in Turkey.

South SudanTurkey has once more extended its hand to help develop the fledgling civil aviation bodies of nation states in the Horn of Africa, this time with a security training programme aimed at managers from the South Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority - SSCAA. The SSCAA was born in February this year.

Juba International Airport Ramp
Juba International Airport Ramp (UR-SDV)
The General Directorate of Civil Aviation (SGHM) in the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, stated it had successfully provided aviation security training to the managers of the SSCAA.

The SSCAA managers were taken to Turkey through the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) and attended the aviation security training program, the SGHM said. The training programs aim to support the development of the region's aviation standards and to assist in airline operations, which has seen rapid growth in the continent's newest member.

Turkey is also strongly involved in helping to set up and rehabilitate Somalia's shattered aviation infrastructure and expertise base.