US Federal Aviation Administration to train Civil Aviation Officials from West and Central African Countries
Monday, January 7, 2013
The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold a two-week course for the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) and other regional participants at Hotel Mont Fébé in Yaounde, beginning Monday, January 7, 2013. The course will focus on the FAA’s Inspector Training System and enable high-level aviation authorities to provide more effective training to operations and airworthiness aviation inspectors responsible for compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety requirements. In addition to explaining the Inspector Training System and its components, the course will also qualify all participants to give proper On-The-Job training to aviation safety inspectors. The FAA instructors will remain a third week to assist the CCAA with implementing the Inspector Training System. Nineteen participants from four countries in the West and Central African regions—Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Mauritania—will receive training.
The training is another step towards achieving one of the primary goals of the Safe Skies for Africa Initiative started by President Clinton in 1998: increasing the number of sub-Saharan African countries that meet ICAO standards for aviation safety. The program ultimately aims to contribute to economic development and sub-regional integration by facilitating the safe and efficient movement of people and goods among African countries.
The FAA Academy, Airports and International Training Division (AMA-800) is committed to improving worldwide aviation safety by providing quality training and related services to the international community. The AMA-800 designs, develops, and provides these services to support ICAO member states and regional organizations.
For more information, please contact the United States Embassy in Yaounde, Press section Tel 22 20 15 00, ext 4162 or 4273.