A plan to align aviation in African countries with international safety standards by 2015 will come before the African Union for formal ratification by the end of the month, says Guenther Matschnigg, International Air Transport Association senior VP-safety operations and infrastructure. Ministers from about 40 African states approved the plan last July, and now the African Union must decide to ratify the joint IATA-International Civil Aviation Organization venture, which sets a number of ...

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