Minister Barbara Creecy Releases New Regulations on Aviation Meteorological Services Fees

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The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment, Ms. Barbara Creecy, has announced new regulations aimed at streamlining the fee structure for aviation meteorological services provided by the South African Weather Service (SAWS).

Importance of Meteorological Services for Aviation Safety

Meteorological services play a vital role in ensuring safe and efficient flights, and SAWS is responsible for the provision of these services to aircraft operators. Accurate meteorological information helps airlines manage their resources and time, avoid dangerous weather conditions, and optimize flight routes to reduce fuel consumption and lower carbon emissions.

Collaborative Effort to Establish Fair and Transparent Fee Structure

The Regulating Committee for Meteorological Services (RCSM) oversees a consultative process that involves key stakeholders, including SAWS, the Airline Association of South Africa (AASA), the Board of Airline Representatives of Southern Africa (BARSA), and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This collaborative effort ensures that the interests of both SAWS and the aviation industry are adequately represented and addressed.

New Regulations Provide Transparency and Accessibility

The newly published regulations provide transparency and accessibility to the fees associated with aviation meteorological services. They can be accessed in the Government Gazette at https://www.dffe.gov.za/sites/default/files/gazetted_notices/sawsa_aviationservicefees_g48602gon3411.pdf.

The new regulations on aviation meteorological services fees by Minister Barbara Creecy demonstrate the government’s commitment to maintaining a well-regulated and efficient aviation sector. The involvement of multiple stakeholders ensures a fair and transparent fee structure that benefits both the service provider and the aviation industry. The importance of meteorological services in maintaining a safe, efficient, and sustainable aviation sector in South Africa cannot be overstated.

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