A meeting in which experts of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) thanked representatives of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation (BHDCA) for their cooperation and presented preliminary results of the audit, concluded a 7-day coordinated mission for the validation of compliance with ICAO standards in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which lasted from 18-25 February 2019.

The meeting noted significant progress which, in comparison with the comprehensive audit of 2011, shows an increased degree of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s compliance with the requirements of ICAO standards. Official results of the ICVM will be made available in 90 days, after which the BHDCA will comment on the findings and develop a corrective action plan for the observed non-compliances, with their correction deadlines.

Here is a reminder that, as a Member State of ICAO, Bosnia and Herzegovina is subject to periodic audits and checks carried out by this international organisation, involving a comprehensive systemic approach to inspection of civil aviation legislation, the organisation of the aviation authority and the relevant aeronautical bodies in the country, as well as the specific aeronautical areas. In addition to said segments, this year's ICAO audit included a check of regulations and procedures in the areas of Air Navigation Services (ANS), Accident and Incident Investigation (AIG) and Aerodromes (AGA).

The audit was carried out at the BHDCA headquarters in Banja Luka and the premises of the BIH Ministry of Communications and Transport (for the AIG part). In addition to those locations, the audit also included a visit to the Area, Approach and Terminal Air Traffic Control Unit in Banja Luka, BIH Flight Information Service, BIH Rescue Coordination Centre, BIH Meteorological Watch Office, and the Banja Luka Airport.