African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC)

Commission africaine de l'aviation civile (CAFAC)

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1969 Addis Ababa Ethiopia


Constitutive Conference convened by B-XB1505 - International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and H-XD3027 - Organization of African Unity (OAU) - currently D-XD8572 - African Union (AU) Commission. Began functioning 1969. Since 11 May 1978, became the OAU Specialized Agency in the field of civil aviation. Constitution adopted 1969; revised 2001. New constitution of 2009 provisionally entered into force 11 May 2010, and will definitively enter into force upon ratification by 15 African States. Since 11 May 2007, entrusted with responsibility of being Executing Agency for the implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision by Ministers of Air Transport and endorsed by Assembly of Heads of States and Governments, 29 Jun 2007. Statutes registered in 'UNTS 1/14690'. Became autonomous from ICAO management, 1 Jan 2017.


Facilitate cooperation and coordination among African States towards development of integrated and sustainable air transport systems; foster implementation if ICAO SARPs and development of harmonized rules and regulations consistent with best international practices in civil aviation.


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GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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