NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya plans to negotiate 35 bilateral air service
agreements with other countries in order to boost the aviation
sector, the civil aviation regulator said on Monday.
director general of Kenya civil aviation authority (KCAA), told
a media briefing in Nairobi that the negotiations will take
place during the 11th International Civil Aviation
Organization (ICAO) Air Services Negotiation Event (ICAN2018)
that will be held for the first time in the East and Central
“We have been
requested by 35 partner states of ICAO to negotiate new
bilateral agreements, renegotiate or amend existing bilateral
air service agreements,” Kibe said.
ICAO is the United
Nations agency mandated to manage the global civil aviation
Kibe said that
ICAN2018 is scheduled to take place in Nairobi from Dec.10 to
14 where member states will conduct bilateral or multilateral
air service negotiations leading into signed agreements or
confidential memorandum of understanding resulting in the
opening up of more state air spaces and enhancing air
The five-day event
is anticipated to host about 800 delegates from around the
world, bringing together states’ delegates and key stakeholders
in the aviation industry.
As of now, over 80
countries out of 192 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
member states have confirmed participation in the upcoming
Kenya is also
angling for a permanent seat at the ICAO Council which will give
the country the opportunity to represent 16 African countries
and influence policy in the global aviation agenda.
cabinet secretary, ministry of transport, infrastructure,
housing and urban development, said that ICAN2018 provides a
tremendous opportunity for Kenya’s integration into the global
air transport network which will help advance the Kenyan
economic growth and development agenda.
Kenya plans to cut emissions
from aviation sector
NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya plans to reduce emissions from the aviation
sector in order to promote environmental sustainability, the
civil aviation regulator said on Monday.
director general of the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA),
told Xinhua in Nairobi that all airlines operating in the
country have volunteered to implement the Kenya Action Plan for
the reduction of carbon dioxide gas emissions in the aviation
“We are encouraging
airlines to implement measures to reduce carbon footprint of the
aviation such as improving aircraft fuel efficiency,” Kibe said.
He noted that the
aviation sector will also begin to monitor, evaluate and
quantify greenhouse gas emissions that they produce and come up
with measures to mitigate them through global market based
measures known as Carbon offsetting and Reduction scheme for
international aviation (CORSIA).
Other measures Kenya
is putting in place to address greenhouse gas emissions from the
aviation sector include encouraging development of sustainable
bio fuel policy.
According to KCAA,
Kenya was one of the first countries in Africa to develop an
action plan for promoting a green aviation sector.