Who is AFCAC?

AFCAC is the African Union’s specialized agency for all civil aviation matters on the African continent and the Executing Agency of the Yamassoukro Decision (YD) and Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM).


We facilitate cooperation and coordination among African States towards the development of integrated and sustainable Air transport systems; and foster the implementation of ICAO SARPs.


We foster a safe, secure, efficient, cost effective, sustainable, and environmentally friendly civil aviation industry in African States.


AFCAC 55th Anniversary

AFCAC commemorates our 55th Anniversary as the African Union's Specialized Agency on all Civil Aviation matters in Africa.
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YD Week 13-16 November 2023, Abuja – Nigeria

YD Week 13-16 November 2023, Abuja – Nigeria

The Single African Air Transport Market – Pilot Implementation Project (SAATM-PIP) initiative was launched during the 23rd YD…
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Workshop To Drive SAATM, Aviation Transformation

Transport Market (SAATM) in Senegal has received a strong boost, as the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), in…
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Africa Kick-Starts Liberalization

"The industry has demonstrated resilience emerging stronger wiser and more united for a common...
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7th Meeting (JPAP), Nariobi, 9-10 February

Joint Prioritized Action Plan for the implementation of SAATM Theme: Boost Intra-Africa Traffic ans Connectivity to Accelerate SAATM…
January 11, 2024

SAATM Roadshow Angola

Angola is a country which has recently taken the decision to join the SAATM and to support the…
October 26, 2023

International Aviation Law Course

The International Aviation Law course being delivered by #Qatar in collaboration with #AFCAC is a comprehensive Air Law Training…
October 23, 2023

70th ACI Africa Board Meeting

ACI_Africa has played a significant role in enhancing the quality and depth of discussions among professionals in the…
October 14, 2023

Strategic Objectives

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Core Activities


The Executing Agency

The Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative aims to create an integrated air transport market across the whole of Africa. The SAATM will be pivotal in advancing the agendas related to economic advancement, social prosperity, and regional integration.



With the technical support of ICAO, we at AFCAC launched the African-Indian Region Cooperative Inspectors Scheme (AFI-CIS) to eliminate Safety deficiencies and to enhance aviation Safety across our region.


Cooperative Experts Scheme
& One-Stop Security

The African-Indian Region Security and Facilitation Cooperative Experts Scheme (AFI-CES) supports States to meet their security obligations. The One-Stop Security (OSS) initiative aims to create a more efficient security protocol system shared across airports in order to expedite passenger and baggage flows while eliminating costly and time-consuming duplication of security controls.



Under the leadership of ICAO, we, at AFCAC, are committed to supporting and promoting measures across African Aviation that protect the environment including fostering the adoption of CORSIA and promoting the development and deployment of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs).

Why aviation matters

To advance economies across Africa, individuals and communities need to be connected with the right people, places, and things. Aviation facilitates this movement, allowing people to travel for education, for business, for social causes, and for leisure. It enables the trade of important tools, technologies, food, and medicines that support sustainable economic and social development.

Aviation facilitates tourism that enriches travellers while adding economic prosperity to the regions they visit. It’s also an industry that employs many people directly and indirectly across the region.

Spotlight #25 Gabon

In this edition of spotlight we focus on Gabon, with an interview with General Eric Tristan Franck MOUSSAVOU, Gabon’s key facts and figures highlighted from the Continental Study on the benefits of the SAATM, and a summary of Gabon’s 5th Freedom Routes.

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