CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Douala

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CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Douala
Motto in English
One step ahead
TypeAviation school
Established2008 (2008)
FoundersJoseph Barla, Jean-Yves Kotto, Sabena Flight Academy[1]
4°2′50.95″N 9°42′22.95″E / 4.0474861°N 9.7063750°E / 4.0474861; 9.7063750Coordinates: 4°2′50.95″N 9°42′22.95″E / 4.0474861°N 9.7063750°E / 4.0474861; 9.7063750
ColoursBlue and Grey         
NicknameCAE SFA-A
AffiliationsCAE, IAAPS

The CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Douala (formerly Sabena Flight Academy Africa) (CAE SFA-A) is an aviation school owned by Canadian group CAE[2] (part of its CAE Global Academy), located at Douala, Cameroon. It was the first civil aviation university in the country.[3]

Former subsidiary of Sabena Flight Academy,[4] the school trains airline pilots,[5] flight attendants (preparation of the Certificat de formation à la sécurité) and flight dispatchers.[6]


The school was created in 2008 by Joseph Barla, and Jean-Yves Kotto, as subsidiary of Sabena Flight Academy,[7] a Belgian school created in 1953. A few months later, following the absorption of Sabena Flight Academy by CAE, SFA-A become part of CAE Global Academy, renamed CAE Global Academy Douala.[1]


On its Douala campus, the school has three flight simulators : one FNPT2 calibrated like a Boeing 737-800, a second FNPT2 showing the Diamond DA42 and a FNPT1 dedicated to instrument flight rules training.[1]


  1. ^ a b c (in French) Sabena Flight Academy Africa offre dès cette année des formations aux métiers de l’aviation civile Archived 2012-12-25 at
  2. ^ CAE Global Academy Douala Archived 2012-05-16 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ (in French) Agent technique d'exploitation : Le pilote au sol[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ SFA Africa Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Sabena Flight Academy - Africa Archived 2012-06-26 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Sabena Flight Academy - Africa is a Flight School (Fixed Wing), Flight Attendant School, Flight Dispatcher in Douala". 2012-06-29. Archived from the original on 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  7. ^ (in French) Sabena Flight Academy Africa

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