Camair-co Boeing 737-300
According to Le Messager of Tuesday 3 January 2017, two police missions dispatched by the Presidency of the Republic carried out an investigation of Cameroon Airlines Corporation (Camair-Co). These missions which took place between 10 and 20 December 2016 had as main objective to investigate the management of the new Director General of the national airline, Ernest Dikoum.
Reports had it that Dikoum had fled Cameroon shortly after the investigation but an insider informs that he is in Senegal.
Alafnet.com understands that the maintenance and air operations managers, including the director of Camair-Co, were interogated by investigators on the hiring of a 60-seat propeller aircraft and the Repair of the two engines of Boieng 767 TJ-CA “Dja”. Added to this, was the causes of the immobilization of the entire fleet of the national airline.
For more than three weeks, the two MA60 aircraft, the Boeing 767 and the two Boeing 737 have been out of operation. Moreover, Ernest Dikoum, against the advice of technical and air operations managers, chosen to hire a 60-seat aircraft for the African Cup of Nations recently organized in Cameroon. This for the trifle amount of 3250 US dollars per block hour, more than two billion FCFA.
Information which did not go down well with the unionists, who, at a meeting held on December 14, 2016, expressed dissatisfaction with the cost of renting this airplane considered exorbitant, notwithstanding the Period of wage shortage.
“We are convinced that on the market, the cost of this type of aircraft does not exceed 1750 dollars per block hour (about 1 billion two hundred million CFA francs),” explain the trade unionists. In the direction of the Camair-Co, all attempts to glean much clarification on this subject proved futil.