The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has worked together with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to train and endorse 20 aviation safety inspectors (ASI) of the regulatory body, during a Government Safety Inspectors’ (GSI) airworthiness course that was held at the NCAA Training Center.
NCAA Spokesman Sam Adurogboye said in a statement that the course was to ensure that ASIs would develop additional proficiency in the processes and procedures of certificating an applicant for Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) and Air Operators Certificate (AOC).
The course covered the five phases of the certification process and the ASI’s key role in each phase.
“Nigeria is a signatory to the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation and it is expedient for NCAA to implement the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Eight Critical Elements on safety. Therefore, this course is part of the cardinal efforts of the Regulatory Authority to establish, implement and sustain an effective safety oversight system in the aviation industry in Nigeria”, the statement said.