NCAT Rector assures of readiness of Lagos Simulator in 2016
The Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria, NCAT, and Captain Samuel Caulcrick has disclosed that the proposed simulator for the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, NCAT Zaria to be built in Lagos will be ready in December 2016.
Capt Caulcrick who disclosed this in Akure Ondo State said, the manufacture of the equipment for the installation of the simulator had gone fifty percent.
The Rector said he met with the manufacturer’s representative in the country and the manufacturer was waiting for the design and pattern of the location in order to get the project installed.
Caulcrick said the project which would be sited in Lagos because of its location as the centre of aviation will be changed in future for Abuja.
The Rector noted that citing the simulator in Abuja will work but not for now following the concentration of aviation business in Lagos.
In his words, “the approval we got is for Lagos for a good a reason, Lagos being the centre of aviation for now. That will change in the near future to Abuja, not because it will not work but it will not be as it will be in Lagos. It is a moveable asset”
Caulcrick said he believed that Abuja will be made the center in the near future by the time the country start having over 200 airplanes, adding that Lagos remained the best choice for now to reduce the strain on operators.
He expressed delight that the aviation college has contributed positively to the growth of aviation in the country through quality trainings.
Caulcrick said NCAT was considering having campuses in three states in the country saying that Akwa Ibom, Enugu and Niger states governments have approached the college for the construction of facilities in those states for the college to run them.
“There could be the time a particular region will be the best for training if the facility is ready and the approval is there from NCAA, it will be seamless”, he said
NCAT boss said the degree programme of the college was on course and was awaiting the amendment of the enabling Acts and expressed the hope that it will take off as soon as a new minister was appointed.