Areas of Expertise: Aviation Strategic Planning
Country: Latin America and The Caribbean: Guyana
This project involves the development of a plan to re-structure the Civil Aviation Department of Guyana into an autonomous regulatory authority, separate from government, and separately financed, as well as the development of a plan to create and implement a corporatised National Airports Authority, responsible for administration, management, operations, maintenance and development of all government owned airports and aerodromes. Aspects reviewed include functions, staffing, financial performance and operational efficiencies. As a result of the study, the Project Team developed an organisation structure for the new Airports Authority, including staffing and skills requirements, as well as the financial operational plan for the new authority. In addition, the Transitional Plan and Staff Training Plan are prepared to help in the transition
LEAPP was retained by the Inter-American Development Bank to create a corporate National Airports Authority for Guyana. As part of the preparation of a Business Plan for the CJIA Corporation, LEAPP carried out inspections of the airport under ICAO Annex 14 to determine deficiencies in meeting international standards. LEAPP provided corporate planning, financial analysis and financial planning. This was to enable the effective restructure of the Guyana Civil Aviation Department into an independent, commercial parastatal Civil Aviation Authority which would be responsible for the regulation of civil aviation and operation of the air navigation and air traffic control system, under the JAR's as the means of compliance. The financial component was directed at determining the future cost and revenue situation for the GCAA and defining the required levels of user charges.