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 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 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.

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. 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.

"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," said 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)," commented Mrs. Koki. "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."