Presentation of the class "A" certificate of the Yaoundé-Nsimalen International Airport 

Published: Wednesday, 13 July 2022 03:16
The said certificate was officially handed over to the Director-General of ADC on July 12, 2022, by the Director-General of the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority, and then presented to the Minister of Transport, Mr. Ngalle Bibehe Ernest Masséna, in the presence of several members of the Cameroonian government and stakeholders in the aviation sector.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Director-General of the CCAA underscored the rigor observed by inspectors of her structure throughout the certification process.
This process consisted of ADC passing five key steps according to the standards and recommendations of the ICAO. This class "A" certificate guarantees the quality of safety and security services that operators will now be entitled to when they choose Cameroon as their destination. It also demonstrates the commitment of ADC to conduct airport operations at the required level.
Mrs. Avomo Assoumou Paule Koki congratulated the ADCs for obtaining this certificate and invited them to remain constant in the continuous improvement of the security level of the airport to maintain this certificate. And more so since they will regularly undergo surveillance activities. 
The Director-General took this opportunity to express gratitude to all stakeholders involved in the certification process (ADC, ASECNA, experts from various organizations) and particularly to the staff of the CCAA. She thanked the Minister of Transport for prioritizing this certification, chiming in the necessary support and boost for the progress of this process.
Also, based on the experience of this certification process at Yaounde-Nsimalen airport, the Director-General of the CCAA urged the Director-General of ADC to initiate the certification of the Douala, Garoua, and Maroua airports.
Worth noting is that regulations require the renewal of this certification every two years, and this certification process commenced on January 12, 2019.
The class 'A' certificate's award is in compliance with the standards and recommended practices  (SARPs) of the ICAO in Annex 14 of the Chicago Convention and it is a  process that stems from the ICAO's WACAF project to assist in the certification of aerodromes in Africa dubbed  "No country left behind". 
Following this certification, Nsimalen joins other airports in the Central African region operating as per the norms and standards recommended by ICAO, namely Libreville, Abidjan, Lomé, etc. 
The Yaoundé-Nsimalen airport has several infrastructures such as a security operations unit, a tried and tested emergency plan during a full-scale simulation exercise, an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) of standards, and a category 8 fire and rescue service. This airport is home to equipment adapted for the implementation of instrument flight procedures and visual flight procedures.

The Director-General of ADC is committed to staying the course to ensure the sales of the destination Cameroon.