JAA Training Organisation and CAA Cameroon in Partnership for Safety in Aviation
PRESS RELEASE -
1 June 2018
The Director General of the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA), Mrs. Avomo Assoumou Paule Koki, and the Director of the Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO), Mrs. Paula V. de Almeida, have signed together a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), last Thursday, at JAA TO’s Headquarters, in The Netherlands. JAA TO is the leading organisation for aviation regulatory training in Europe and both parts were very happy with the MoU. The agreement has the primary objective of setting Cameroon CAA as a JAA TO Satellite for the Central African region. This partnership also merges JAA TO’s and CCAA’s efforts for the qualification of local JAA TO instructors.
Photo: Cameroon CAA Director and JAA TO Director sign the MoU
In the short term, JAA TO will schedule a series of open training courses to be organised at the CCAA’s Training School in Cameroon. At a certain point, JAA TO will initiate the training of local instructors, in order to qualify them and enable internal and sustainable capacity building of the School towards JAA TO’s high quality standards. The activities will include the deployment of JAA TO’s training management tools and the sharing of marketing activities.
It should be noted that the CCAA is – to date – the only Civil Aviation Organisation in the African region to sign such a partnership agreement with JAA TO, who is the leading provider of aviation regulatory training courses in Europe, the associated body of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), and the first ICAO Regional Training Center of Excellence established in Europe.
“The main drive of this partnership is to make Cameroon a hub for developing civil aviation skills in the Central African sub-region and Africa, through JAA TO’s top-level support. In turn, the partnership will enable JAA TO training courses to become accessible for the first time in the Continent, by this local and well known Training School, which will serve as our satellite”, says Mrs. Almeida.
“The recent establishment of an English Proficiency Test Center for aviation personnel is already an important part of the shift in the CCAA training school, as it prepares for the ICAO certification audit of the Douala Training Center as Regional Security Training Center (RSTC). Its application as ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Full Member is also a relevant factor confirming the Center’s compliance with JAA TO’s minimum requirements for partner-satellites”, affirms Mrs. Koki.
This partnership will undoubtedly propel the viability for increased competency levels of aviation professionals in the African region, towards higher internationally-based standards, thanks to the initiative and robust joint efforts of these two organisations.
Photo: JAA TO Director with the Cameroon delegation
Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO)
The Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO) is a Dutch Foundation providing regulatory training courses in multiple fields of aviation to help improve aviation safety worldwide and promote the understanding of existing and new European aviation regulations, as well as regulations based on ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). JAA TO is an associated body of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC). It is also a leading member of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)’s Virtual Academy, and an ICAO Regional Training Centre of Excellence (RTCE). With more than 500 training courses scheduled per year at the headquarters in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, as well as at various partner-locations worldwide, JAA TO serves as a platform for the aviation community to learn and exchange views on the latest regulatory developments. JAA TO also provides advisory services, including assistance with building capacity for training academies.
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Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA)
The Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) is a public entity with financial autonomy, placed under the technical and financial tutelage of the Ministries of Transport and Finance respectively. It was created by law N°98/023 of 24th January 1998 governing civil aviation which was later repealed by law N° 2013/010 of 24th July 2013. As the main structure in charge of coordinating and supervising aviation activities in the country, the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority is taking head-on her pivotal mission to construct an emerging aviation sector for the country. The CCAA’s foremost mission is to provide security and safety oversight services by defining and ensuring the implementation of civil aviation policies and planning airport development in collaboration with other relevant administrations and agencies. In carrying out the aforementioned missions, the institution develops and implements national air transport policies and manages the portfolio of air service agreements in Cameroon. In recent years the CCAA has embarked on training personnel in the industry via its aviation training school to facilitate the achievement of its missions. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the CCAA’s aviation training school and JAA TO marks an important step towards creating a first-rate aviation training school in the Central African sub- region.
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