CAIRO – 22 Nov 2017: Head of the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) Hany Eladawy left Wednesday heading to Munich to participate in the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) celebration marking the end of the third phase of the Euro-Mediterranean project (Euromed).
In statements to MENA ahead of flying to Germany, Eldawy said the celebration is to be attended by officials from all States that benefit from the European Union’s grants or technical assistance.
He added that the celebration will witness a review of the EASA protocol that grants Egypt’s ECAA the Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) accreditation, which enables the civil aviation authority to monitor foreign aircraft inside the country.
Meanwhile, Adawy said the ECAA will add new destinations in Africa for Egyptian planes upon directives from the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
EgyptAir operates flights to 17 destinations in Africa, he said, noting that Egypt’s flag carrier is probing to increase its flights and add new destinations in Africa, especially after it signed deals to purchase 45 new airplanes.