2nd Annual Meeting of the National Civil Aviation Security Committee (NCASC)

Published: Thursday, 19 December 2019 17:22

The working session was chaired Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by the Minister of Transport Jean Ernest NGALLE BIBEHE in the presence of the Minister Delegate for Transport, the Director General of the CCAA and representatives of administrations, members of the said committee.


This session holds in the wake of the organization of the full-scale civil aviation security, crisis management exercise, which was brilliantly organized at the Douala International Airport on October 25, 2019.

Against the backdrop of security challenges Cameroon is facing, particularly the armed conflicts in the North West, South West and Far North regions of our country. Talk less of the attack perpetrated on December 1, 2019 on the aircraft of the national airline Cameroon Airlines Corporation (Camair-Co) by gunfire at Bamenda airport.
It was therefore a question for the Minister of Transport to make a reminder on the safety culture to all the actors, he reassured the users that Cameroon is doing everything possible to protect its sky. In his remarks, the Minister of Transport noted that: "the Cameroonian sky has become attractive and very much coveted by many airlines".

Moreover, the NCASC’s work focused on airport security review, full-scale security exercise reporting, and many other topics such as operationalization of security measures at our airports.

It was therefore an opportunity to invite all actors to exercise more synergy, collaboration and cohesion in order to bar the way to the “enemies of civil aviation”.

Finally the Minister of Transport invited the CCAA to continue more than in the past, with the supervision of the air activity, by maintaining the PNSAC, in accordance with the amendments of Annex 17; He urged the Cameroon Airports company, to continue to make available to operators airport infrastructure that is aligned to international standards; to partner administrations, each with regard to their specific domain, to re-evaluate on a permanent basis, Intel, information concerning the level and nature of the threat against civil aviation flights and communicate it to the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority.

All this, to ultimately improve the security of our airports and to implement the saying that “security is everyone’s business”.