Taiwan, on Tuesday, said it was willing to share its aviation experience with other countries including Nigeria to improve aviation safety.
This was contained in a statement signed by Taiwan’s representative in Nigeria, Andy Liu.
According to the statement, Taiwan, before now, has not been involved in the International Civil Aviation Organisation meetings, however, Taiwan aspires to contribute meaningfully to the ICAO by sharing its professional experiences so as to help the world meet the ICAO’s goal of a seamless network for aviation safety and growth.
The ICAO meeting began September 27 and would run till October 7, 2022 in Montreal, Canada, adding that the meeting would be ICAOs biggest event since the COVID-19 pandemic began and disrupted global travels, especially in the aviation industry.
The meeting, tagged, “reconnecting the world,” is symbolic for supporting the recovery of airline passengers as well as cargo aviation sector.
Also, Liu, having raised concern, noted that Taiwan’s inability to participate in the ICAO meeting and collaborate with other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, may affect the growth of traffic in the Taipei FIR or even generate a bottleneck for the entire Asia-Pacific region.
The statement further said that Taiwan was willing to share its aviation experience with other countries including Nigeria.
“Taiwan is willing to share its aviation experiences with other countries including Nigeria and hopes to learn about other CAA’s innovations to improve aviation safety,” Lui added
He, therefore, urged the ICAO to include Taiwan’s CAA to the 41st session of the ICAO Assembly adding that it should facilitate Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the ICAO’s meetings, activities and mechanisms.
The statement read, “We call on the ICAO to reconnect with Taiwan so that Taiwan can be part of the collective efforts to maintain safer skies.
“ICAO should embrace Taiwan’s CAA so that it may obtain timely information and ensure the safety and efficiency of all aircraft and passenger arriving, departing, and transiting through the Taipei FIR.”
Further analysing the situation and why ICAO should embrace Taiwan, the statement said, “no country country’s civil aviation should be excluded from participating at the session.
“It is therefore pertinent to point out that Taiwan is responsible for managing the heavily-travelled Taipei flight information region in East-Asia, which is part of the ICAO’s network of over 300 FIRs oversees, 18 international routes, four domestic routes, and 17 airports providing civil air services.”