Kazakhstan among world’s leaders in civil aviation security, minister says

ASTANA – Kazakhstan recently passed an audit of aviation security of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, joining the world’s leading nations in civil aviation security, said Minister for Investments and Development Zhenis Kasymbek.

“Kazakhstan has successfully passed an audit of aviation security of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and confirmed the high level of compliance with international standards, which means that our country has become a member of the group of the world’s leading countries in terms of aviation security,” the minister wrote on his page on Facebook.

He also noted that the level of compliance of the Civil Aviation Committee of Kazakhstan’s Ministry for Investment and Development with the requirements of the ICAO totalled 83 percent, which is 21 percent higher than the 2009 audit, when that indicator stood at 62 percent. The improved indicator exceeds the world average level, which is 72 percent, by 11 percent.

The ICAO audit is considered an important tool to gauge a nation’s aviation security. A negative audit can result in flight restrictions.