Continuous improvement of the civil aviation sector, a priority in 2020

Published: Thursday, 06 February 2020 11:58

Madame Avomo Assoumou Paule spouse KOKI Director General of the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority, made the recommendation during the company staff’s presentation ceremony of New Year wishes to Directors General.

A beautiful day indeed this January 24, 2020 at the headquarters of the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority, during which the assessment of the activities of the year 2019 was made and the prospects for 2020 set out.

After the assessment speech of the Technical Adviser No 1 Mr. Guillame Jean Carlo, the Director General first of all thanked her collaborators for all the efforts made during the past year and urged them to maintain the course towards an optimization and a commitment in the major development projects of the airport platforms.

The Director General brought to mind the security context of the country, and the major events in view, namely, the organization of CHAN 2020 next April and the World Military Women's Football Cup next June.

This is why continuous improvement towards the compliance of our airports with the standards as set out by ICAO is still relevant. Speaking of the major actions carried out in 2019, we can cite: the organization of a full-scale security crisis exercise at Douala International Airport, the completion of construction work on the security fence at Bafoussam Airport, the revision of the National Security Program (PNSAC), the operation of Security Operational Units (SOU) at Douala and Yaoundé-Nsimalen International Airports and many others were mentioned.

A laudable balance sheet which is reflected in the implementation of security measures at 70.96% and in its supervision at 68.85%, all of which has encouraged the development of air transport, the operation of our aerodromes and led to the signing of search and rescue agreements with Congo and Equatorial Guinea and the revision of the air transport agreement between Cameroon and Egypt.

The year 2019, therefore, ends with results that demonstrate good governance in our sector. The monitoring plan of operators has been implemented at 80%, that of the monitoring and maintenance of aircraft and organizations at 59.38%, the monitoring plan of the certification bodies of aeronautical personnel at 100%. The monitoring plan for ground handling service providers and consignors of dangerous goods was also 100% implemented, and the monitoring plan for aerodromes and helipads was 90% implemented.

Hence the invitation from the Directorate General to work harder to meet even more challenges.

The Director General therefore engaged all the staff in 2020 to optimize working methods, material and financial resources, to increase the portfolio of Air Agreements and receive new actors in air transport.

This, without forgetting the respect of international commitments in terms of the environment, particularly on the consumption of non-renewable energy. The tone has therefore been set for a year 2020 riveted towards the continuous improvement of the civil aviation sector in Cameroon.

During this ceremony which was rich in sound and colour, the staff who received letters of congratulations in 2019 were presented.