Domestication of foreign training is saving Nigeria huge foreign exchange- NCAA DG

Photo Caption: From left Mrs Carol Adekotujo, AGM PR, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA; Captain Elisha Bahago, Director, Operations, Licensing and Training Standard, NCAA; Captain Musa Nuhu, DG/CEO, NCAA and Mr Olusegun Koiki, Chairman, League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents at an interactive meeting between LAAC members and DG, NCAA in Lagos on Monday The director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Capt Musa Nuhu, has disclosed that the domestication of the training of some its technical personnel as a result of Covid 19 pandemic is saving the…

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NCAA DG identifies too many handling charges as part of impediments against air cargo business in Nigeria

The director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu has identified too many handling charges as one of the major challenges militating against air cargo business in Nigeria. Captain Nuhu identified some of the other challenges of air cargo in Nigeria to include inadequate enlightenment programs to galvanize the different supply chain in the air cargo transport system, inefficient packaging of export cargo to meet buyer’s standards. substandard and poorly preserved agricultural produces. Speaking at the 2021 Cargo Conference in Lagos, tagged CHiNET 2021, Capt Nuhu…

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NCAA will not compromise on regulatory requirements in issuance, renewal of AOC’s – Capt Nuhu

The director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu, has said that the Authority will not compromise in the enforcement of safety standards, regulatory requirements which are in conformity with ICAO’s Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) in the initial issuance and renewal of all Air Operators Certificate (AOC) irrespective of the personality or organisation involved. Captain Nuhu who stated this in an interview, said the NCAA will continue to operate within its mandate for the safety, security and efficiency of the industry as enshrined in the…

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Runsewe urges NANTA to brace up for cultural promotion, as NCAA DG assures of robust relationship, partnership

Director General National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe has called on the members of the national association of Nigeria Travel Agencies, NANTA, to wake up and embrace the promotion and marketing of the rich Nigerian culture. He explained that Nigeria culture is one of the oldest in the world, and needs marketing communication initiatives that could unveil its iconic content and context to the world yet to experience the fullness of its diversity. ” Under of our National Festival of Arts and Culture, ( NAFEST), we…

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LAAC 2021 conference: FG outlines steps taken to improve operating environment of aviation industry

Photo Caption: From left Alhaji Muneer Bankole, MD/CEO, Med-View Airline; Captain Musa Nuhu, DG, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA; Mr Bernard Bankole, MD, Finchglow Travels; Engineer Akin Olateru, Commissioner/CEO, Accident Investigation Bureau representing Senator Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation; Captain Alkali Modibbo, Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology at the 25th LAAC Annual Conference and Awards with the theme ‘Nigeria’s Aviation Industry: Management, Policy & Regulation’ held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos on Wednesday. The minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has disclosed that the ministry of aviation in consultation…

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Plans concluded for 25th LAAC conference, awards in Lagos Wednesday

Arrangements have been concluded for the 25th edition of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) conference scheduled to hold on the 28th of July, 2021 at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos. A statement issued by the Secretary of Conference Committee, Mr. Albinus Chiedu indicated that all arrangements had been concluded for a hitch-free event, which would have Sen. Hadi Sirika and Capt. Ibrahim Mshelia, the Minister of Aviation as Chief Guest of Honour and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), West Link Airlines as Chairman, respectively. Apart from the duo, doyens of…

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Flight delays/ cancellations: NCAA to begin public sensitisation of air travellers

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that it would soon commence public sensitisation to further enlighten air travellers in case of flight delays or cancellations by airlines. The agency also said that the law on 100 per cent refund on air tickets in case of three hours delay is not novel to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulation (NCAR), stressing that it was gazetted by the federal government has been in existence since 2015. Capt. Musa Nuhu, the director-general of NCAA in an interview with aviation journalists in Lagos…

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NCAA DG describes Air Peace acquisition of brand new Aircraft as milestone in Nigeria’s Aviation

… Lauds Onyema’s entrepreneurial acumen The director-general of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu, has described the acquisition of brand new aircraft by Air Peace as a milestone in Nigeria’s aviation industry, noting that what is happening in the industry is a paradigm shift. Nuhu stated this at a recent ceremony held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to mark the delivery of Air Peace’s third brand new E195-E2 aircraft out 13 on firm order. Lauding the Air Peace Chairman, Allen Onyema, the DG emphasised that the…

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7 Star Hangar to save Nigeria $1b annual capital flight as NCAA grants firm MRO certificate

The Nigerian aviation industry is on the verge of witnessing a boom in terms of aircraft maintenance that could save the country and the entire West African region over $1 billion annually in ferrying aircraft offshore on different types of aircraft checks. This is coming as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has granted 7Star Global Hangar Ltd, an Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) to operate an all-inclusive Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility.   Speaking with Journalists in Lagos, the chief executive officer of 7Star Global Hangar and an aircraft…

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NCAA warns pilots over hazardous weather during rainy season

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has cautioned all Pilots over severe thunderstorms and other hazardous weather which hamper flight operations especially now that raining is here. This warning is a follow up to the Advisory Circular (AC) with reference no AC: NCAA-AEROMET – 31 addressed to all Pilots and Airline Operators and signed by the director general, Capt. Musa Nuhu. This is coming on the advent of the Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP) released by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) for the year 2021. NIMET has predicted early/late March as…

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