The Yamoussoukro Decision was adopted in Yamoussoukro, Cote d Ivoire on 14 November 1999 for the liberalization of access to air transport markets in Africa.
This Strategic Objective of AFCAC is designed to enhance Civil Aviation Security and Facilitation in Africa through the establishment of a strong Aviation Security System in Africa.
Aviation has grown to become one of the most important sectors worldwide. It is also in the international spotlight as it provides enormous benefits to the world community and it is fast becoming an indispensable part of daily life. As such, Africa cannot afford to be left behind.
The prospect of air transport in Africa is very bright as air traffic is expected to double by 2030. The African sky is increasingly being used by major airlines with latest-generation aircraft that require suitable infrastructure. In addition, African airlines are also showing development ambitions and have begun to renew their fleet with the acquisition of newer and larger aircraft in anticipation of the expected growth.
In line with AFCACâ€™s vision to foster a safe, secure, efficient, cost effective, sustainable and environmentally friendly civil aviation industry in Africa, the 12th AFCAC-CAAS On-site Training on Air Operator Certification and SurveillanceÂ was organized by AFCAC, in Cotonou, Benin, from 02 - 06 October 2017 .Â The Course for Inspectors and Airport Operations Officers of AFCAC member States was conducted by the Singapore Aviation Academy in the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding between AFCAC and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to assist African Aviation Professionals to develop competencies in the area of Air Operator Certification and Surveillance.
The Second Onsite Course jointly organized by the General Civil Aviation Authority of the United Arab Emirates (GCAA-UAE) and the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), opened at the Office de lâ€™Aviation Civile et des AÃ©roports (OACA), in Tunis, Tunisia on Monday 16 October, 2017.
The 13th AFCAC-CAAS Onsite Programme Safety Auditing Techniques Training Course was opened in Bujumbura, Burundi on 20 November, 2017 by the Honourable Minister of Transport, Public Works and Equipment of Burundi.
ICAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations and was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world.