Published:  02:16 AM, 13 October 2017

BD's aviation safety standard gets ICAO recognition

International Civil Avi-ation Organization (ICAO) has certified Bangladesh achieving 77.46 percent effective implementation of aviation safety standard compliance. "It's an extraordinary achievement for Bangla-desh and for the first time in Bangladesh history," said an official at Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority yesterday, re-ports UNB.

The ICAO conducted an  audit on September 19-26 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 percent effective implementation status of safety standard compliance through ICAO Coordi-nation 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  mbig boost this achievement, Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority Public Relations officer AKM Rezaul Karim said in a written statement.

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