Mass tree planting on Praslin, as part of aviation carbon offsetting initiatives

A mass tree planting activity was held on 15th December 2023 to commemorate International Civil Aviation Day celebrated every 7th December. A total of 215 trees were planted to mark the day.

The activity held at the New Come Site in Baie Ste Anne District was organized by the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority in partnership with the Terrestrial Restoration Action Society Seychelles (TRASS). A small group of nine persons planted a variety of trees such as Bwa -d-Tab, Bwa Torti and Bwa Sousouri on behalf of individuals and organizations who had previously submitted their pledge on the virtual environment pledge wall under the project ‘’Make a pledge and we plant a tree for you’’

The tree planting formalizes the Authority's commitment towards the global target of achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and its ambition to maximize activities to offset its carbon emissions by working with key parties.

It is the second time that the Authority organize a mass tree planting activity on Praslin together with TRASS. The next event will be in December 2024. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to make a pledge on the following link

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The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) was established under the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority Act ,2005, as an administrative and financial body corporate to provide for the services, facilities and regulation of civil aviation activities in Seychelles, consistent and in accordance with national and international standards.

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Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority Signs Cooperation MOU with the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

The Civil Aviation Authorities of Seychelles and Rwanda signed a cooperation MOU in the margins of ICAO’s largest Negotiations event ICAN-2023, held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in December 2023.

The signature of the MOU was done by the Chief Executive Officer of SCAA, Mr. Garry Albert and the Deputy Director General of the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA), Ms. Winnie Ngamije. The arrangement would allow both Authorities to have access to technical assistance in various areas that would boost their respective human resource capacity.

The MOU is a direct outcome of the Bilateral Air Services Agreement signed between Seychelles and Rwanda in 2018 and aligns with the ‘No Country Left Behind” initiative by the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

During the signing ceremony the CEO of SCAA, Mr. Garry Albert said that this MOU marked an important milestone in the aviation relations between Seychelles and Rwanda, “We are very proud to have RCAA as a partner as we look to take our aviation sector to new heights. It is clear to us that we have many valuable lessons to learn from Rwanda and this framework would allow us to do just that. I thank RCAA for the excellent collaboration and we look forward to build on this in the future.”

With the framework firmly in place the staff of the Authority stands to benefit from exchange programmes, capacity building, on-job training as well as exposure to technology and innovation.

About SCAA

The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) was established under the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority Act ,2005, as an administrative and financial body corporate to provide for the services, facilities and regulation of civil aviation activities in Seychelles, consistent and in accordance with national and international standards.

Media Contact:

Ms. Alisha Jean-Louis
Communications Specialist
Tel: 4384016 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

For more information, please visit: www.scaa.sc

Use of Drones in Seychelles – What you need to know!

In view of the increasing use of drones in Seychelles, particularly for business and recreational uses the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) is urging drone users to register their device. 

Level 1 Accreditation for the Seychelles International Airport

The Seychelles International Airport (SIA) has achieved Level 1 Customer Experience Accreditation by the Airport Council International (ACI), the global body for Airports. The presentation of this accolade was done on Wednesday 06 September 2023 in Incheon, South Korea during the ACI Customer Experience Global Summit. The accreditation was received by the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA), Mr. Garry Albert.

New ranking for seven promoted Airport firefighters

The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) recently promoted seven firefighters in a special ceremony held at the Fire Station located at the Seychelles International Airport.

SCAA honours 65 long serving staff

The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) hosted its annual Long Service Award Ceremony on Friday 7 July 2023 at Constance Ephelia Resort, Port Launay. The event commemorates 52 years since the landing of the first commercial jet BOAC VC 10 at the Seychelles International Airport on 4 July 1971.

Twelve SCAA trainees graduate from Air Traffic Control Course

The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) held a short certificate presentation ceremony on Friday 16 June 2023, following the completion of the first phase of training for a group of aspiring Air Traffic Controllers, recently recruited by the Authority.

Aviation Security Training addresses airport priority needs

Three different security training courses were conducted at the Seychelles International airport in January, providing aviation security knowledge to SCAA staff and airport stakeholders to support the aviation security of the Seychelles International Airport in their efforts to meet the obligations of the National Civil Aviation Security Programme.

Aviation world converges in Montreal for 41st ICAO Assembly

Seychelles’ Minister of Transport, Mr. Antony Derjacques, will join over 2,500 delegates from the 193 Member States of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and accredited international organisations to take part in the 41st triennial ICAO Assembly, hosted at ICAO headquarters in Montréal, which runs from September 27 to October 7, 2022. Delegates include ministers, directors general of civil aviation, senior policy and decision makers and representatives of accredited international organisations

Recycling competition showcases airport staff's interest in sustainability

Departments within the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority presented for the first-time last week, a project whereby they build interesting concepts and objects that can be used by the authority, out of recycled materials.

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