US-FAA begins assessment of Nigeria’s aviation sector Monday


By Sade Williams


The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will Monday, commence an International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) on Nigeria’s aviation sector.


Sam Adurogboye, spokesman for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), in a statement said a four-member team from the FAA have arrived Nigeria to conduct the audit which will take place from 21st – 25th August, 2017.


The members of the team are Louis A. Alvarez, Team leader, L.P.Vanstory, Operations Specialist, Benjamin Garrido, Airworthiness Specialist and Jeffrey Klang, Attorney.


The FAA officials will through the NCAA, assess the State’s aviation law, regulations and oversight capability in accordance with the eight critical elements as defined in International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) document 9734.


In addition, during the assessment, the team will need to visit the facilities of an Airline Operators Certificate (AOC) holder. They will look at the operations and maintenance organisations.


At the end of the assessment, there will be a debriefing session at the headquarters of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).




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