The proliferation of drones and their unreg-ulated use inside the nation’s airspace poses a danger to the security and se-curity of airways and pas-sengers, the Director-General (D-G) of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of Ghana, Mr Charles Kraikue, stated sure-terday.
He stated the operation of those drones didn’t simplest interrupt air site visitors keep watch over programs but additionally created demanding situations for airways flying routes inside the airspace.
Drones, far flung keep watch over airplane generally with out human pilots, staff or passengers on board, are deployed for functions, together with supply of clinical provides, war and pictures.
At a GCAA stakeholders’ wreck-rapid assembly in Accra, at the theme ‘Maintaining a wholesome partnership with our stakeholders: Key for aviation expansion’, Mr Kraikue stated the au-thority, as a part of the measures to curb the issue, had issued a directive to firms and individuals working each business and non-business drones to be authorized via the GCAA.
He stated defaulters could be sanc-tioned as mentioned within the directive.
The D-G introduced that the GCAA was once arising with an air site visitors gadget “integrating the use of drones into our airspace with the conventional aircraft”.
Mr Kraikue discussed demanding situations confronted via the GCAA to incorporate loss of finances to fulfill the prime price of navi-gation carrier infrastructure, monetary and operational fall-out following the outbreak of COVID-19.
He stated radar programs have been in-stalled in Tamale and Accra, with a again-up in Kumasi to assist pilots to look and keep away from collision between airplane.
“There is also a new air navigation service, which is 92 per cent com-plete, so that our airspace will be safe with the help of communication and surveillance by traffic controllers,” he stated.
According to him, Ghana emerged primary with a rating 89.89 in step with cent in a contemporary audit performed of adher-ence to security and safety requirements in African flight knowledge areas.
Concerning will increase in airfares, he stated a dialogue was once being held with their stakeholders on their price wreck-down with a purpose to put measures in position to cut back the fares.
Mr Kraikue pledged GCAA’s con-tinued help to the Ministry of Transport within the established order of a house-based totally air provider.
The Director of Economic Reg-ulations and Business Development (ERBD) Department, Rev. Stephen Arthur, stated the ERBD was once to advertise and offer protection to the rights of the patrons within the aviation business, when it comes to boarding demanding situations, cancelled flight and misplaced or behind schedule baggage.
“It also assists in developing guide-lines and directives on economic regu-lations as well as transport policies,” he stated.
Author: Ghanaian Times