Praia, Jul 14 (Inforpress) – The Cabo Verdean civil aviation security system was considered “excellent” by the U.S. auditors team who were in Cabo Verde from 6 and 8 this month to audit the national system.
In a statement, the Civil Aviation Agency (AAC) said this audit conducted by the Transportation Security Admnistration (TSA) aimed to measure the level of compliance with the standards and best practices set out in Annex 17 to the 1944 Chicago Convention on “Civil Aviation Security and against Acts of Unlawful Interference” for the purpose of maintaining the status of “Last Point of departure” (LPD) for the U.S., held by a very restricted group of countries on the African continent.
The audit, according to the same source, fell on the areas of security organization, education and training, quality control, airport operations, security and protection of aircraft, passengers and luggage, air cargo and post and catering, security on the “land side”, cybersecurity and response to acts of unlawful interference.
“Compared to the previous audit conducted in 2019, the Praia International Airport – Nelson Mandela (AIDP-NM) has achieved a level of excellence in the effective implementation of safety requirements, which indicates the air operations from Cabo Verde to the USA are carried out in a safe environment and defined the maintenance of AIDP-NM as LPD,” the AAC said.
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