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Somalia’s Airspace Safe and Secure, Aviation Authority Says

Storyline:National News

GOOBJOOG NEWS | MOGADISHU: The Somali Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) has said that the country’s airspace remains safe and secure and that all it is in full control of the safety and security of the flights.

In a statement, SCAA said that there is no security or safety risk in Somalia’s airspace, and that it is operating as per the international standards and regulations for aviation.

The SCAA also stated that it is working closely with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and other regional and international partners to ensure the smooth operation of the airspace.

A few days ago, the Federal Government of Somalia accused the northern region of Somaliland for what it described as “disruption of its airspace.”

On Monday, the Somali Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement that it had taken firm measures to control and safeguard the country’s airspace.

SCAA’s statement came following disruptions of air traffic services over some areas in the northern region, which the Federal Government said amounted to a violation of domestic and international aviation rules.

The Aviation Authority said the disruptions were likely motivated by “external forces and self-serving interests.”