Training of CCAA technical staff and aviation industry operators in ECCAIRS 5 application

Published: Thursday, 03 December 2020 18:14
Organised in two sessions, this training course, which ends on December 4, 2020 will enable the recording and analysis of security events and facilitate the sharing of information with other organisations.
As the structure in charge of supervising air safety, and as part of the National Safety Programme (NSP), the CCAA has set up a safety data collection and processing system called ECCAIRS (European Coordination Centre for Accidents and Incidents Reporting System) as part of the drive to improve civil aviation safety throughout Cameroon's territory and airspace.
This improvement is based on reliable safety data and information collected from operators. Furthermore, to make better use of these safety data and information, they must first be stored and analysed in order to identify hazards and manage the resulting safety risks. It is customary to say "you can't manage what you can't measure".
It should be noted that after the acquisition of this system which was developed by the European Union and approved by ICAO, the  Director General of the CCAA deemed it important that its technical staff from various fields and the main operators of the Cameroonian aeronautics industry be trained to make good use of it. The first "ECCAIRS5 Administrator" training course was therefore organised from  November 23 to 27, 2020 and the second "ECCAIRS5 User" training course started  November 30, 2020 and will end December 04, 2020 at the CCAA Training School in Yaounde.
These trainings are aimed in particular at
  • deployment the ECCAIRS5 application at the CCAA,
  • appropriation the ECCAIRS5 application,
  • harmonisation of data intelligence in the ECCAIRS5 application,
  • facilitation of the sharing of security data with ICAO and
  • enabling the exchange security data between administrations.
A major advantage of this training is also the transfer of skills, which will enable the CCAA to fully deploy the national aviation safety occurrence database, with the possibility for operators to enter data directly innto the system via a dedicated web interface.