Cooperation between the CCAA and France Aviation Civile Services

Published: Monday, 21 March 2022 16:12
A delegation from France Aviation Civile Services (FRACS) led by its Director, Mr. Farid ZIZI, paid a working visit to the CCAA from March 1-5, 2022. This visit was organised at the initiative of FRACS and aimed at exploring cooperation opportunities with the CCAA for the development and acquisition of tools and services that could boost the performance of the CCAA.
The programme of the visit included a variety of themed meetings in which the relevant CCAA officials attended by relevant CCAA management staff.  Discussions focused on the presentation of tools for the exchange of information with supervised organizations, the handling of statistics, the response to ICAO letters on changes to standards and recommended practices.
The visit of FRACS was also punctuated by a visit to the new premises of the CCAA Training School during which the delegation discussed with the Director General of the CCAA the axes of collaboration in the field of training.
One of the major articulations of this visit was the signing, on March 2, 2022, of an agreement for the accompaniment of the CCAA in the realization of wildlife studies at the airports of Yaounde-Nsimalen and Douala. Indeed, in order to refine the response to the security risks posed by the presence of wildlife at our two main international airports, the CCAA is responsible for carrying out a wildlife survey on each site, which will result in the establishment of a map of the areas observed.
Thus, FRACS will contribute the rich experience of the DGAC's Civil Aviation Technical Service for the training of biologists who will carry out the field observations and the analysis of the data collected during a project which would last 12 months.
It should be noted that FRACS, previously DSNA Services, is an economic interest grouping, created in 2013 by the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) and the National Civil Aviation School (ENAC) of Toulouse. It is the consulting and expertise office of the French civil aviation authority. It offers consulting and operational training services based on the know-how of the DGAC and ENAC.
At the end of the visit, the FRACS delegation expressed satisfaction with the efforts made by the CCAA to put in place a sustainable system of civil aviation supervision in Cameroon. While commending the initiative taken to visit the CCAA in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Director General of the CCAA appreciated the positive feedback from FRACS and expressed her readiness to collaborate with FRACS in the finalisation of tools and services that could be of interest to civil aviation authorities.