Outbreak of Coronavirus: NCAA calls for high level of vigilance by Airlines

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has put all Airline Operators, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) and Aerodrome Operators on alert over the Outbreak of Coronavirus. A statement signed by the general manager public relations of NCAA, Mr Sam Adurogboye informed all aviation stakeholders to note that, the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) broke out in Wuhan City, Hubei Province in China recently. He stated that the clinical signs and symptoms of the virus are mainly fever and difficulty in breathing (Coughing, sneezing etc.) Presently the virus has spread to other countries…

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NCAA notifies Pilots, Airports/Airline Operators of change in Birds/Wildlife strike reporting format

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has notified Pilots, Airports/ Airline Operators and Aircraft Engineers of a change in Birds/Wildlife strike reporting format. The NCAA in a statement signed by th general manager (public relations), Mr Sam Adurogboye said the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has evolved a new format for Birds/Wildfire strike reporting. Adurogboye noted that the European coordinating Centre for Accidents and Incidents Reporting System (ECCAIRS) Excel-based format will now be used for ICAO Bird strike Information System (IBIS) reporting. He stated that the notification was contained in…

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NCAA Audit certifies operational aircraft in Air Peace fleet airworthy

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA audit of Air Peace Airline Limited has revealed that all the operational aircraft on the fleet of Air Peace Limited are airworthy. The NCAA in a statement signed by the general manager public relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye, stated that the NCAA has just completed a thorough technical audit of the airline and its fleet of aircraft with a view to ensuring the airline is in compliance with extant Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs), and to mitigate the re-occurrence of the incident. Adurogboye explained that:…

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Picketing of NCAA: Sirika to meet with Aviation Unions on issues raised

The minister of State (Aviation) Senator Hadi Sirika has invited the Aviation Unions to a meeting today to address all issues raised by the workers. Aviation Unions are presently picketing the headquarters of Nigerian Civil Aviation Aviation Authority (NCAA). The Unions are demanding a review of the organisation’s Organogram, approval  of the new Condition of Service (COS) and inauguration of Boards for the Authority The NCAA in a statement signed by the general manager public relations, Sam Adurogboye noted that the issues raised by the unions are not within the jurisdiction…

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No Boeing 737 – Max 8 in operation in Nigeria

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that the Boeing 737 – Max 8 accident aircraft type, Boeing 737 – Max 8 is not in operation in the Country. The NCAA in a statement signed by the general manager public relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye, assured the flying public of their safety, stating that there is no cause for alarm.  However, the Authority said in line with its Safety Oversight mandate enshrined in the Civil Aviation Act 2006, is consciously monitoring the development (s) with a view to take the…

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SAHCO boss calls for cooperation among ground handlers

The managing director of Skypower Aviation Handling Company, Plc, Mr. Basil Agboarumi has called for cooperation among ground handlers in the country’s aviation industry. Speaking during a recent event tagged: A Night With Basil, organised by the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC), Agboarumi charged the ground handlers to ensure maximum cooperation in order to impose the right prices on services rendered airlines. Agboarumi who was the first Public Relations Manager to be elevated as a substantive Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a major aviation company in Nigeria, lamented…

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