1Saheed Sulaman Guyana Civil Aviation Authority MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS ENGINEERING CONFERENCE February 5, Multi-stakeholder Approach to Air Transport Development – Guyana’s ExperienceSaheed SulamanGuyana Civil Aviation Authority
2Outline of Presentation IntroductionOverview of the Civil Aviation SystemAir Transport Development in GuyanaBuilding the Guyana HubConclusion
3Introduction Area: 214,969 sq.km Population: 747,884 (2012) Real GDP 2013: $360 Billion (2013)GDP Per Capita: US$2, (2013)Industries: Agriculture, Bauxite, Sugar, Rice, Timber and Gold Mining.
4Introduction “Guyana may be the best kept secret of South America” (National Geographic 2014)
5Definition: Stakeholders Individuals or organizations who are actively involved in the project, or whose interests may be positively or negatively affected as a result of the project execution or successful project completion. (PMBOK, PMI 1996)
71. Air Transport Service Providers Civil Aviation SystemA. Maintenance OrganisationsF. Air Navigation Services1. Air Transport Service ProvidersB. Aviation ServicesG. TrainingC. AirportsH. Airport ServicesD. Cargo AirlinesI. Passenger AirlinesE. Business AviationJ. General Aviation2. Regulators and Industry DevelopersA.Passengers3. End UsersA. GovernmentB.ShippersB. GCAAC.Suppliers of Goods
12“Successful collaboration and cooperation between ANSPs, airspace users, airports, regulators, manufacturing industry, and regional and global organizations are paramount for the sound development of air transport.”(IATA 2013)
13Stakeholders Buy-inMore stakeholders buy-in means greater level of compliance especially when regulations and regulatory agencies are involved.
14Source: IATA Economics Briefing No 4: VALUE CHAIN PROFITABILITY by Mark Smyth & Brian Pearce, IATA, June 06
15Case Study of Redjet & Ezjet Number of flights conducted by Airlines ( )
16More stakeholders cooperation is always needed when all parties are striving to move in the same direction.Lesson Learnt
17The Development of Air Transport In 1993 Government initiated a National Development Strategy (NDS).The NDS identified the challenges in the air transport sector and proposed strategies to mitigate the challenges and grow the sector.
18Air Transport Challenges Substandard physical facilities at Ogle AerodromeNo Air Services Agreements exist between Guyana and most countries in the world.Limited International air connectionsPublic Service BureaucracyLimited runway length at Cheddi Jagan International AirportLack of coordination among stakeholdersMajor International Conventions on Civil Aviation have not been ratified.No effective and equipped Search and Rescue SystemSubstandard quality of airfieldsWeak Legislation
19Strategies implemented Revised and update Legislation and RegulationsEstablish and renegotiate ASAsAutonomous Civil Aviation AuthorityEncourage & Promote Private AirlinesAutonomous Airports AuthorityIncrease frequency of international flightsInvest to improve the physical facilities at AirportsEstablish and strengthen Search and Rescue System
25Ogle Airport: Every Day 130take-off and land445 Passengers50,300 kgs
26Source: http://gifsec.com/funny/air-traffic-over-the-world-gif/ Building a HubMaking the Cheddi Jagan International Airport a Hub for African, Latin, South and North American traffic.Source:
27Road Map to Hub Development Hub Study by IKEW UK LTDAirport Investment & Infrastructural DevelopmentStrengthening Institutional & Regulatory CapacityICAO ICAN
28Negotiation of Air Services Agreements #AsiaAfricaCaribbeanNorth AmericaEuropeMiddle East1ChinaKenyaCuracaoCanadaUnited KingdomQatar2SingaporeGhanaNorway3NigeriaNetherlands4Iceland
29Concluding Remarks“Building sustainable cities - and a sustainable future - will need open dialogue among all branches of national, regional and local government. And it will need the engagement of all stakeholders - including the private sector and civil society, and especially the poor and marginalized.”Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General.
30Concluding RemarksInsanity is trying to achieve real development without stakeholders engagement.