Cameroon – Transport: Camair-Co has paid 26 billion CFA francs to acquire two aircraft from the Boeing manufacturer

On the occasion of the official signing of the documents for the acquisition of two Boeing 737-700s by the air carrier Camair-Co with the American Boeing, the general manager (GM) Ernest Dikoum (photo) revealed, On 19 April 2017 in Yaoundé, that Cameroon disbursed US $ 41.1 million, or about CFAF 26 billion.

According to the GM of Camair-Co, each of the 737-700 NGs had 100 000 cycles (number of take-offs and landings). To date, these cycles are 16 000. That is about 20% of their potential. As a result, the company’s fleet now has five aircraft. This is a Boeing 767-300, both Boeing 737-700 and two Xian MA 60.

In addition, according to Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo’o, the Minister of Transport, thanks to this strengthening of the park, Camair-Co has seen a significant improvement in the service to domestic destinations. The weekly rate of flight is 70%, that of the punctuality, 76%.

The new aircraft acquisitions of Camair-Co are in the wake of a recovery plan proposed in 2016 by the American firm Boeing Consulting. Among other things, the plan includes the clearance of a CFAF 35 billion debt, the injection of CFAF 60 billion (half is almost available), the resizing of the network to almost 23 destinations, Fleet with the passage of five aircraft to twelve and the establishment of a technical platform for the maintenance of aircraft on the spot.

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