Civil Aviation regulations in Kenya are currently being reviewed in a move aimed at enhancing the aviation industry in the country. Commencing June 14 until Friday June 18, Civil Aviation stakeholders are participating in a virtual forum organized by Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) to consult and gather comments from the industry and stakeholders regarding the proposed draft Civil Aviation regulations covering all key regulated civil aviation operational areas.
According to KCAA, the regulations are being reviewed to enhance compliance with international Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) issued by the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) as well as developments in aviation industry and eliminate implementation challenges encountered in respect to the existing regulations.
“The objective of the review is to ensure that we have regulations that are not only good for the growth of the local aviation industry, but those that also allow congruency with ICAO, to which Kenya is a member.” Said Capt. Gilbert Kibe, Director General, KCAA.
In compliance with the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the Statutory Instruments Act, 2013 on public participation, KCAA has scheduled virtual public participation webinars from 14th June 2021 to 18th June 2021. Stakeholders have been invited to participate in this review to have their comments factored in the revision of the regulations.
Some of the regulations being reviewed cover personnel and operator licensing, safety management, aircraft operation and airworthiness, air navigation services and aerodromes. The specific regulations include; Civil Aviation (Personnel Licensing) Regulations, Civil Aviation (Air Operator Certification and Administration) Regulations, Civil Aviation (Approved Training Organizations) Regulations and Civil Aviation (Operation of Aircraft – General Aviation) Regulations. Other regulations under review are Civil Aviation (Helicopter Operations) Regulations, Civil Aviation (Licensing of Air Services) Regulations and Civil Aviation (Airworthiness) Regulations, among many other Civil Aviation Regulations. In total, 30 regulations will be reviewed and adjusted to meet the need for a suitable regulatory framework for Civil Aviation in Kenya that promotes the safety culture.