Aghanistan's Civilian Aviation: Capacity Has Improved but Challenges Remain, Including Reliance on Donor Support for Operations [open pdf - 991KB]
Alternate Title: Afghanistan's Civilian Aviation: Capacity Has Improved but Challenges Remain, Including Reliance on Donor Support for Operations
From the Document: "In May 2015, we published SIGAR [Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction] Audit 15-58 'Civilian Aviation: U.S. Efforts Improved Afghan Capabilities, but the Afghan Government Did Not Assume Airspace Management as Planned.' [...] The report concluded that Afghanistan's Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) was not yet capable of managing civil aviation on its own, but U.S. assistance had made some progress in moving it toward self-sufficiency. [...] SIGAR initiated this follow-up review to determine the extent of U.S assistance provided for Afghan civil aviation since September 2015 and to determine whether the Afghan government has made progress towards taking control of its civil aviation operations since that time. We found that since September 2015, State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have dedicated approximately $16 million in capacity, infrastructure, and technical development assistance to the ACAA. In addition, DOD has provided on-the-job training to the ACAA that was financed by NATO. Finally, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) formalized relations with the ACAA and signed a Memorandum of Agreement to provide technical assistance."
SIGAR-19-46-SP; Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction 19-46 Special Projects
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction: https://www.sigar.mil/