MOGADISHU (SD) – Somalia will soon be able to conduct aircraft maintenance and repair at Aden Adde Airport in Mogadishu thanks new a project to build aircraft maintenance facility (AMF) .
Transport and Civil Aviation Minister, Duran Farah laid the foundation stone for the construction of the facility on Saturday, noting that it was a milestone in the airport’s development.
“I laid the foundations for the aircraft maintenance center which will be located at Aden Adde international airport,” he said in a twitter.
He added that with the ongoing registration of airlines, there was a need to improve the capacity of the airport owing to increasing air traffic.
According to a banner during the stone laying ceremony, the construction of the maintenance facility will be done by Aerosom company Ltd.
The move comes barely three months after the government for the first time in over three decades registered two aircrafts.
The Somali Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) announced the issuance of certificates of aircraft registration to Freedom Airlines and Hala Airlines.
The two airlines thus bearing the 6O (Six Oscar) prefix on their aircrafts.
Most of the aircrafts operating domestically in Somalia are Kenya registered aircrafts with 5Y prefix (Five Yankee).
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