The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) found no major security or safety concerns in the country’s aviation practices in its audit of Fiji’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAAFI).
ICAO completed its Universal Security Audit Programme last month during which it found no significant safety concerns, an outcome Assistant Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Alitia Bainivalu says “boosts Fiji’s aviation ranking and adds to the country’s credibility as a safe tourist destination.”
“These achievements signify that while Fiji may be small, we can stand shoulder to shoulder with global leaders, on aviation safety. This is a testament to the high caliber of professional and passionate people at CAAFI.”
Looking ahead, CAAFI aims to address skill shortages by actively recruiting and filling critical technical positions. CAAFI also plans to embrace digital transformation to allow for the efficiency and accuracy of operations.
Bainivalu also announced progress made in the establishment of the International Civil Aviation Organisation or ICAO Liaison Office for the Pacific Small Islands Developing States.
This office, hosted within the CAAF Compound in Nadi, she says will raise aviation safety standards in the Pacific region.