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New agency to boost air safety in Africa
22 May 2007

On June 28 African governments will inaugurate a continent-wide air safety agency that is modeled on the EU`s Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Agency (FAA). It is the mission of the African Civil Aviation Authority (AFRO-CAA) to provide integrated leadership to develop and focus implementation of a unified strategy to improve African commercial aviation safety and security. It’s goal is to reduce the African civil aviation accident and security breach rates significantly (by about 60%) by 2008. (AFRO-CAA)