50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Nigerian CAA Pledges To Improve AOC Approval Process

Download: Printable PDF Date: 21 Mar 2016 08:23 (UTC) category:
Nigerian CAA Pledges To Improve AOC Approval Process - Business aviation publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: Nigeria Aircraft: Airplanes
Source: AIN

Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) last week promised to organize a workshop to help business aircraft operators complete the process to obtain an air operator’s certificate (AOC). At the Nigerian Business Aviation Conference in Lagos on March 17-18, local officials acknowledged that they have not communicated well with the private sector, resulting in a confusing and slow approval process. Captain Dele Sasegbon, a director with Nigeria’s Directorate of General Aviation, addressed the conference, along with Ben Adeyileka, the CAA’s Director of Airworthiness Standards.

Despite having a population of 174 million, Nigeria currently has just 39 airports. The lack of aviation infrastructure is particularly critical given that the country’s economy is also constrained by an inadequate road network. The conference, hosted by EAN Aviation, heard that business aviation has already created around 5,000 jobs in Nigeria, contributing approximately $685 million to the economy. But the lack of aircraft maintenance capability in Nigeria has meant that local operators have had to spend around $305 million to maintain their aircraft overseas, rather than supporting local companies.

Loading comments for Nigerian CAA Pledges To Improve AOC Approval Process...


airBaltic doubles passenger numbers in July

During July 2022, Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 414 500 passengers or by 98% more than during the same period last year. In July 2022, airBaltic performed 3 670 flight...

Vertical Aerospace & Hanwha Aerospace to collaborate on electric mechanical actuator

Vertical Aerospace and Hanwha Aerospace agreed to establish a joint development program for the design, testing, manufacture and supply of the electromechanical actuators for Vertical’s VX4...

World first Airbus Helicopters ACH160 delivered to a Brazilian customer

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the world's first ACH160 to a customer in Brazil on the eve of the 17th edition of the Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition at...

Airbus - orders & deliveries - July 2022

Check out Airbus order and delivery summary at a glance in the table below (numbers valid at the end of July 2022). For a full listing including details on customers and regions, as...

The drones news