Ghana plans to ban aircraft over 20 years old in its airspace

(Ecofin Agency) – In terms of aviation safety, aircraft aging is one of the risk factors. Many countries around the world have opted for strict regulations to contain these risks.

Ghana could ban the crossing of its airspace to aircraft over 20 years old, according to the chief executive of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Charles Kraiko.

“Following persistent passenger complaints, we will soon issue a new directive that will prevent airlines from using aging aircraft in the country’s airspace. Under the new system, the proposed cap on commercial aircraft to be deployed in Accra is 20 years. This is part of a set of measures designed to ensure that Aircraft fit for purpose,” Charles Kraikoy said.

The announcement came after the General Civil Aviation Authority, in a letter dated August 19, banned Delta Airlines from operating flights to Accra by registering a Boeing B767-332 N195DN, which saw Repeat technical problems “.

Ghana could thus join the list of several African countries including Nigeria, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, whose air safety policies stipulate age limits for aircraft to cross their air borders.

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