Seminar for Africa 2012

FAA Runway Safety and Pavement Maintenance Seminar for Africa

February 7 - 10, 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in cooperation with the United States Department of Transportation's Safe Skies for Africa program (SSFA), was pleased to present the FAA Runway Safety Seminar for Africa. This event is generously hosted by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The seminar was held February 7 - 10, 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria.


The seminar was open to federal policymakers, aerodrome inspectors, aerodrome managers from Civil Aviation Authorities, aerodrome operations and maintenance personnel, and airline operators nominated by their organizations to attend.


The seminar provided a forum for attendees to engage in discussions and presentations about runway and airport safety, including improving runway safety areas, runway excursion mitigation airport emergency planning, and technology developments.


Highlights of the seminar agenda included:


Evaluating an airport's runway culture safety

Establishing and implementing an Airport Runway Safety Program

Airport Pavement Design and Evaluation

Runway Incursion Mitigation

Pavement Management System




Seminar Program Manager
Ms. Akua Pipim

Foreign Affairs Specialist, Sub-Saharan Africa

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

800 Independence Avenue, SW (FOB 10B)

Washington, DC 20591


Tel: +202-385-8878

Fax: +202-267-5032


FAA Office in Dakar, Senegal

Ms. Moira ('Mo') Keane

FAA Senior Representative in Africa

American Embassy, Ave Jean XXIII

B.P. 49 Dakar, Senegal


Tel: +221-33-829-2180

Mobile: +221-77-637-6944

Fax: +221-33-823-9286


Mrs. Oumou Bengeloune

Assistant to the FAA Representative

FAA Office for Sub-Saharan Africa

c/o American Embassy in Dakar

Tel: +221/ 33 829 2180

Fax: +221/ 33 823 9286


Pavement presentations, safety presentations, and safety DVDs are available to download from the following ftp sites.

Pavement Presentations

Runway Safety Presentations

Runway Safety DVDs

For Safety Advisory Circulars/FAA Orders/FAA Engineering Briefs