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Caverton supports Cameroon to boost aircraft maintenance capacity

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Caverton Offshore Support Group said it has supported the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) in boosting aircraft maintenance capacity in the industry.

The CCAA, with the support of Caverton, issued out Certificate of Competence in Aircraft Maintenance and Recycling (CAMRA 2024) on Wednesday to the first batch of 14 students after a 10-month training conducted by the CCAA Training School jointly with the National Advanced School of Engineering, Cameroon, Yaoundé, according to a statement on Thursday.

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It said: “The CAMRA Training, which is the result of the partnership between the University of Yaounde and the CCAA, is designed to meet industry and authorities demand for aviation managers responsible for aircraft maintenance, continuing airworthiness management and aircraft recycling in compliance with safety and environmental protection standards.

“During the training, four of the trainees had their three-month internship in Caverton Helicopters Ikeja, Lagos and two in Caverton Aviation Cameroon, Douala. Two of the trainees who were sponsored by Caverton Helicopters will be given employment.”

According to the statement, at the graduation ceremony were Cameroon’s minister of transport Jean Ernest Ngalle Nobehe; Assoumou Koki, director-general of CCAA; Olabode Makanjuola, group CEO of Caverton Offshore Support Group; and Rotimi Makanjuola, group chief operating officer of the company, among others.

It said: “Caverton through its impressive exploits in aviation over the years has constantly placed Nigeria on the global map as the largest indigenous aviation industry in Nigeria and West Africa.

“Recently, Caverton acquired a new helicopter, Bell 429 for its offshore operations in Cameroon, which was the first helicopter type to operate in the West African oil and gas market.

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And its support in training Africans under its wings no doubt is adding value to the economy and human capacity building on the continent.”