Join us on April 21-22, 2009, for the Seminar for Civil Aviation, Security and Airport Authorities: African Aviation Operations to the United States in Dakar, Senegal. This is a seminar sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Transportation Security Administration and its partners, the African Civil Aviation Commission, the Agence Nationale de l'Aviation Civile du Senegal, and the International Civil Aviation Organization.

This seminar will cover the steps that an individual air carrier must take to begin international air transport operations to the United States, and walk participants through all phases of the approval process. The seminar is also important for Civil Aviation Authorities, airport operators, and security agencies as it covers their responsibilities with regard to these operations. Please see the preliminary agenda (PDF) for a detailed schedule of daily events.

The major items to be covered are those required before conducting foreign air transportation operations to the United States:

  • Economic authority from the U.S. DOT
  • Security requirements and all phases of the TSA approval process
  • Operations specifications and other safety requirements of the FAA

The fee for the seminar covers materials, coffee breaks and lunch, and is payable upon arrival the first day of the seminar. Simultaneous interpretation (English & French) will be provided. Please complete the registration form (PDF) and return to the appropriate contacts indicated on the form. Note: Registration deadline is March 27, 2009. The formal invitation letter (PDF) is also available for your convenience.

For more information on the seminar, please contact Ms. Oumou Bengeloune, BengelouneOK@state.gov, or at +221/ 33 829 2180. Inquiries from within the U.S. may be made to Ms. Akua Pipim, Akua.Pipim@faa.gov, or at (202) 385.8878.