The fate of the two Boeing aircraft nailed to the ground due to rental debts, was otherwise sealed. The owner of the two 737-700 accepted the envelope of 11 billion FCFA put on the table by the Cameroonian side.
Camair-Co will buy the two Boeing 737-700 hired to fill the fleet of the company. “An informal meeting of the Board of Directors of Camair-Co held between 9 and 10 December 2016 accepted the principle of this acquisition which should be effective before the end of January 2017,” informs Le Jour in its December 19, 2016 issue.
The newspaper also reported that according to Camair-Co officials, the company is not bankrupt. “Several flights have been canceled for technical reasons, but we continue to serve Douala, Yaounde and Garoua,” said one official. But the company still faces some difficulties with devices nailed to the ground.
Indeed, the two MA 60s of Chinese manufacture and their only crew returning from a recycling still await the certifications of the aeronautical authority of Cameroon (CCAA). According to Le Jour, a joint Camair-Co-CCAA team is expected to visit China in the coming days to resolve a dispute related to the Chinese servicing module that does not conform to the standards of the Cameroonian aeronautical authority.
These airplanes will then have to catch the air. Meanwhile, an Atr-72 aircraft hired for the transport of teams involved in the last women’s football continues to serve Yaounde, Douala and Garoua.
The other major fact of the relaunch of the company is the installation of its headquarters in Bonanjo in Douala. Finished the rent of 17 million FCFA paid monthly to Akwa. “With all the good news, we hope to keep it because the operating budget excluding operations has been consolidated to 16 billion CFA francs in 2017,” said one official of the national airline.