The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The MoU will reinforce the collaboration between AFRAA and AFCAC to facilitate the achievement of their shared objectives and enhance their effectiveness in serving the interests of their respective members.
The MoU was signed by Abdérahmane Berthé, AFRAA’s Secretary-General and Ms Angeline Simana, AFCAC’s Ag. Secretary-General. Under the MoU, AFRAA and AFCAC will align their actions and work jointly on various areas including aviation safety, air transport liberalization – YD adoption and implementation of SAATM, the efficiency of air navigation systems – technology advancement, aviation security and facilitation, environment, human capital development – capacity building, infrastructure and regional integration, aviation taxes/charges and traffic statistical data exchange, research and development, aviation-related studies, exchange of statistical data, information and best practices.
Mr Abdérahmane Berthé, AFRAA stated: “AFRAA and AFCAC share the common objective of promoting the development of a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally sustainable air transport system in Africa and thereby effectively contribute to the continent’s socio-economic development and integration. Consultation and close cooperation between AFRAA and AFCAC will facilitate our effective participation and contribution to the overall sustainability of the air transport industry as well as the implementation of our industrial projects, initiatives and actions.”
“AFRAA is delighted to sign this MoU with AFCAC that will forge a stronger working relationship between our two organisations for the development of air transport in Africa.” Mr Berthé added.
Ms. Angeline Simana stated: “We are excited that our joint programmes as outlined in the MoU would enable us to work together to create a conducive environment for the air transport industry in Africa. Our collaboration will capitalize on our respective strengths and areas of expertise to better meet the needs of all stakeholders.”
AFRAA and AFCAC annual plan of activities will be guided by a joint action plan for the effective implementation of the MoU.