NCAA targets July for certification of Abuja, Lagos airports

Posted: June 30, 2017 in general

MMIANigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has expressed optimism that the certification of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos as well as the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, would be achieved by July.

General Manager, Public Relations (NCAA), Mr Sam Adurogboye, who disclosed in Lagos, that the certification process of both airports was going on simultaneously, added that the regulatory authority was working with representatives of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Western and Central Africa (WACAF), to ensure the completion of the project, further noting that there were still some open items that needed to be closed before the airports could be certified.

“What happens is that the process is in phases and you move from one phase to the other and it is only when the people involved are through that you can move to the next phase.  We are actually at the third phase and when we are through, we will move to the fourth phase, which means we are almost getting there.

“The certification of both airports is being done simultaneously and we are hoping to complete it by July.’’

The certification of the airports is being conducted by the ICAO WACAF, under its implementation of the Africa-Indian Ocean (AFI) Plan Aerodrome Certification Project.

The AFI Plan was adopted by the 36th ICAO Assembly to address the safety status of aircraft operations in the AFI Region.


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