19 November 2020 - NW2428
Mabhena, Mr TB to ask the Minister of Transport
What evidence does the SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) have that (a) all stakeholders were engaged in the process of the establishment of the central executive committee and (b) SACAA regulations have been followed and executed?
South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)
a) There is no provision in the Regulations for the establishment of a “central executive committee” in relation to this operator.
During the approval process for Ultimate Heli, the following stakeholders were consulted:
- Johannesburg Metro,whose responsibility is the proper zoning and use of land in accordance with their restrictions, as mandated by the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (SPLUMA), Act 16 of 2013, as well as enforcement of environmental requirements in their areas of jurisdiction. No restrictions were imposed by the Metro.
- Grand Central Airport.
- The National Airspace Committee (NASCOM), comprising of industry stakeholders and associations including Airports Company of South Africa, Department of Transport, Department of Environmental Affairs Forestry and Fishing (DEFF), SA Airforce (SAAF), Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company (ATNS), etc.
- Waterfall property management.
- SA National Roads Agency (SANRAL).
- Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA).
b) All Civil Aviation Regulations have been followed in certifying Ultimate Heli as an operator. Records are kept by the SACAA for all oversight activityon all operators.