To foster a safe, secure, efficient, cost effective, sustainable and environmentally friendly civil aviation industry in Africa.
As the specialized agency of the African Union responsible for Civil Aviation matters in Africa, to facilitate cooperation and coordination among African States towards the development of integrated and sustainable Air transport systems; and foster the implementation of ICAO SARPs and the development of harmonized rules and regulations consistent with the best international practices in civil aviation.
AFCAC is the designated institution responsible for enabling a robust African aviation industry to support the economic and social transformation of the African continent and people. It is a consultative body established to provide leadership, guidance and robust frameworks to develop and implement initiatives, standards, programs and measures for African civil aviation.
AFCAC executes its mandates and objectives in coordination and collaboration with African States, Regional Economic Communities, regional aviation organizations, aviation industry, international partners and all relevant stakeholders.
AFCAC is also the Executing Agency of the Yamoussoukro Decision of 1999 designed to establish a liberalized air transport market for a better-connected Africa in accordance with the AU objectives for ensuring an integrated, prosperous and united Africa.
The African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) is pleased to invite you to the Sixth (6th) Meeting of Stakeholders on the Implementation of the Joint Prioritized Action Plan (JPAP) for the Implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) that will be held on 09th -10th February 2023, in Dakar, Senegal at the AFCAC Headquarters.
The 6th JPAP meeting will enable Lead Agencies, Stakeholders and Partners present their reports on implementation status of the 5th JPAP 2022, review and update the plan, as necessary, as well as adopt the JPAP for 2023.
This year’s JPAP meeting will be held under the theme “Accelerating the full liberalization of the African Air Transport Market (SAATM) through the establishment of SAATM-Pilot Implementation Project (PIP)”
The JPAP meeting brings together Representative of the SAATM Champion State, Representative of the Chairperson of the SAATM Ministerial Working Group, African Union Commission, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), African Airlines Association (AFRAA), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), African Development Bank (AfDB), ICAO – HQ, WACAF, ESAF, EURNAT and MID Regional Offices, International Air Transport Association (IATA), United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), World Bank, European Union/DG-MOVE, EASA, Manufacturers (Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier), Air Navigation Services Provides (ASECNA, ATNS, Roberts FIR, etc), ACI Africa, African Aviation Industry Group (AAIG), Association of African Aviation Training Organizations (AATO), Regional Safety Oversight Organizations (RSOOs) and Regional Aircraft Accident Incident Investigation Organizations (RAIOs), Regional SAATM Ambassadors, African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) and AFROCHAMPIONS.
The Single African Air Transport market (SAATM) that was launched on 28 January 2018 currently has 35 member states signatory to the Solemn Commitment.
20 out of the 35 member States have further signed a Memorandum of Implementation to remove restrictions in existing Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASAs) that are contrary to the Yamoussoukro Decision (YD).
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.