On September 18, 2018, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) with the objective of providing managerial, technical and operational cooperation in the field of civil aviation with each other.
According to the GCAA, the MOU, signed by the GCAA’s Director General Lt. Col. (Ret’d) Egbert Field and ANAC Director-President Jose Ricardo Pataro Botelho De Queiroz, provides for the two civil aviation regulatory bodies to enhance their existing relationship through knowledge exchange, technical cooperation, and best practice in developing, modernizing, operating and maintaining the civil aviation systems of both countries.
Other areas of mutual interest include the development of a State Safety Programme (SSP) and Safety Management Systems (SMS), safety surveillance and oversight, aircraft certification, personnel licensing, aerodromes, and airworthiness.
The agreement also makes provisions for training of personnel, institutional strengthening, human resources management, regulation of air transport as well as economic regulation.
“In this regard, Officers of the GCAA and ANAC will exchange their expertise in the various disciplines of civil aviation to provide training and/or technical visits either to Brazil or Guyana and develop studies to benefit both countries in the field of civil aviation” said the GCAA.
The MOU was signed on the sidelines of the Fourth World Aviation Forum of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (IWAF/4) held in Fortaleza Brazil on September 17-19, 2018.