Resurgence of Ebola in DRC: NCAA tasks airline operators on high level vigilance

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has directed all operators, especially airlines operating regional and international flights into the country, to exercise a high level of vigilance. The warning is coming following the resurgence of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in line with International Health Regulations (IHR). The directive was contained in a letter signed by the NCAA director general, Captain Muhtar Usman and has since been…

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Stakeholders, Captains of industries, others gather tomorrow for LAAC Annual Conference

Investors, Captains of industries, stakeholders, professionals are set to gather tomorrow, Wednesday July 17, in their hundreds to chart a way forward for the aviation sub-sector as the the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) holds its 23rd Annual Conference. The Conference, which holds at Radisson Blu Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos for the 23rd year running with theme: Boosting Aviation Investment through policy will have in attendance the creme de la creme of the aviation sub-sector and they will brainstorm to chart a path for the survival and sustenance…

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NCAA investigates Tropical Arctic Logistics helicopter’s highway landing

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that it is fully aware of the viral video of the Helicopter that landed on the highway. Initial reports indicate that the Helicopter is owned by Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd. With registration number 5N – BVQ and aircraft type AW139. The Pilot was compelled to land between Benin and Ore in an unscheduled diversion to pick up someone. NCAA has commenced full scale investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the unscheduled diversion. The Regulatory Agency said as soon as the investigation is…

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NCAA revokes pilot’s licence for serious violation of Nig.CARs

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has revoked the Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence ATPL of a Pilot for serious violation of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs). The revocation was a consequence of the Pilot operating flights on non-schedule operations while his medical certificate has expired. During the flight operations, the Pilot repeatedly exercised the privileges of his License ATPL (A) when he was not qualified to exercise such privileges. Specifically, the Pilot’s Medical Certificate commenced validity from 17th July, 2017 and expired on the 16th January, 2018. Another one…

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TopBrass: Nigeria should adhere strictly to regulations of Cape Town Convention as signatory -NCAA DG

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Capt. Muhtar Usman, has said that Nigeria as a signatory to the Cape Town Convention should adhere strictly to the rules and regulations it signed. Capt. Usman, who was responding to the allegation of tampering with TopBrass Aircraft stated this in his office at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, during an interview with aviation journalists. He said it would take cautious steps to respond to allegation of aircraft tampering levelled against it by the owners of TopBrass, Mr. Roland Iyayi.…

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US TSA begins routine assessment of Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Photo Caption: Director general of NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman (left) and the TSA delegation from USA A three-man United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) team has commenced a routine assessment of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja. The team’s visit is to observe the implementation of Aviation Security (AVSEC) measures and to also conduct inspection on recommended TSA security procedures for its air carriers (Delta Airlines). The TSA’s Annual Airport Assessment visit has since begun on the 28th January -1st February, 2019. Members of the TSA team are Laura Loya…

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FAAN moves step ahead in becoming centre of excellence in aviation security training – Dunoma

The managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Engr. Saleh Dunoma has disclosed that its training school had moved a step ahead in becoming a centre of excellence in aviation security training in West and Central Africa. Speaking during the commissioning of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO certified training centre in Lagos over the weekend, Dunoma stated that the school was used as their internal training facility before. “Internal in the sense that there are some programmes we organise to train our staff not only in…

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NCAA warns Pilots, airline operators on adverse weather conditions

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned Pilots and airline operators to observe safety precautions in line with Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) during flight operations in adverse weather conditions. The warning was contained in an Advisory Circular with reference no. AC: NCAA-AEROMET- 26: to all Pilots and Airline Operators signed by the director general of the Authority, Capt Muhtar Usman. A statement signed by general manager Public Relations NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, said the Circular became imperative as the rainfall cessation will likely herald a long and severe dust…

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NCAA justifies decision to deregister Topbrass Aviation’s two aircraft

The director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA Capt. Muhtar Usman has justified the regulatory agency’s decision to deregister two aircraft of Topbrass Aviation. Speaking at the agency’s headquarters at the Lagos Airport yesterday, Capt. Usman said that the Nigerian operator of the aircraft violated the agreement it reached with the lessor. He stated that that no aircraft was stolen at the Murtala Muahmmed Airport (MMA), Lagos as claimed by Topbrass. The NCAA boss maintained that the regulatory authority’s action was in line with the Cape Town Convention, adding…

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